Dunedin & The Otago Peninsula Points of Interest and Places to Visit

Dunedin & The Otago Peninsula

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Larnach Castle

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 47 Reviews

Built in the late-19th century by William Larnach, Larnach Castle is New Zealand’s only castle. It’s been beautifully refurbished and the grounds are ...  Read more

Penguin Place

4.5 star rating: Recommended 41 Reviews

Penguin Place is the incredible feat of Howard McGrouther, who began the reserve in 1985 in order to protect the endangered yellow-eyed penguin. Funded ...  Read more

The Octagon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 31 Reviews

Few city centers are as unique as Dunedin’s. Known by the locals as the Octagon, this eight-sided plaza is a hub for residents—particularly when it comes to ...  Read more


5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

The Olveston House is a must-see sight in Dunedin, and the 1-hour tours are an incredible walk through this decadent, ornate, and elegant mansion. Built in ...  Read more

Cadbury World

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Eating a creamy Cadbury egg is a decadent chocolate experience, and everything is amplified when doing so inside Cadbury World in Dunedin. Set in the heart of ...  Read more

Signal Hill

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

On a sunny day, you’ll find the best view in all of Dunedin is from the top of Signal Hill. This 1,289-foot forested promontory rises high above Dunedin ...  Read more

Baldwin Street

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

When walking up Dunedin’s Baldwin Street, don’t be ashamed if you need to stop and catch your breath for a while. After all, this short, steep, concrete ...  Read more

Otago Museum

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

From cuneiform tablets to Moa eggs and a tropical indoor rainforest, the Otago Museum holds thousands of treasures for Dunedin visitors to explore. As ...  Read more

Dunedin Cruise Port

4.5 star rating: Recommended 487 Reviews

Dunedin Cruise Port Known as the architectural heritage capital of New Zealand, Dunedin was once the largest and wealthiest city in the country.  Sitting on ...  Read more

Taieri Gorge Railway

4.5 star rating: Recommended 107 Reviews

Visitors and locals alike assert that if there's one thing to be sure to do in Dunedin, it's a ride on the Taieri Gorge Railway. Get out of the city, enjoy ...  Read more

Dunedin Railway Station

4.5 star rating: Recommended 72 Reviews

Known by locals as “Gingerbread George” because of its ornate architecture, the Dunedin Railway Station in New Zealand’s South Island was designed by George ...  Read more

Royal Albatross Centre

4.5 star rating: Recommended 36 Reviews

The Royal Albatross Centre, within Dunedin city limits on the Otago Peninsula, is an ideal spot for nature viewing. The center is home to the only mainland ...  Read more

Glenfalloch Woodland Gardens

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

The New Zealand Garden Trust classifies Glenfalloch Woodland Gardens, on the Otago Peninsula near Dunedin, as a Garden of National Significance. Established ...  Read more


Known as the Edinburgh of the south, the charming city of Dunedin is a wonderful vacation spot for visitors of all interests. Known primarily for its ...  Read more

McLean Falls

The Catlins landscape south of Dunedin is unlike anywhere else in New Zealand. Waves carve at a forested coastline and waterfalls spill through the trees—the ...  Read more

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