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Dunedin Railway Station, New ZealandDunedin Railway Station ..... The first official architect for New Zealand Railways, George A. Troup, won the unofficial title of "Gingerbread George" for this magnificent station built in 1904-07 in the Flemish Renaissance style. Its beauty is more than facade deep - as a look inside will show.
Anzac Avenue, Dunedin

Olveston ..... Olveston is a historic mansion with 35 rooms built between 1904 and 1906, located near the city centre. The Jacobean style grace and grandeur of Olveston is distinguished by a wealth of decorative detail. Olveston is an eloquent expression of one man's dream. A tour of Olveston allows an intimate glimpse of the lifestyle of a privileged family in the early 1900's.
42 Royal Tce, Dunedin
Phone: 03 4773320
Toll-free: 0800 100 880

St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral ..... The Cathedral is a remarkable piece of architecture. The nave, begun in 1915 and consecrated four years later, is Victorian Gothic. Distinctive white Oamaru stone is used throughout, including a stone vaulted ceiling (height, 20 metres), the only such example in New Zealand. St Paul's Cathedral is situated in the heart of the city, in the upper Octagon next to the Town Hall. 

First Church .....Dunedin's historic First Church was built in 1873, and as its name implies was the first permanent church of Otago. 
415 Moray Place Central Dunedin

New Zealand Marine Studies Centre ..... Sorry - The Aquarium is temporarily closed for renovation. However the NZ Marine Studies Centre at Portobello is still open for education programmes. See their website for details.

Otago Settlers Museum ..... The Otago Settlers Museum features the social history of Otago, seeking to tell the stories of the people who have made Dunedin and Otago their home.
Open every day  from 10 am - 5 pm except Good Friday and Christmas Day
31 Queens Garden
Phone: 03 477 5052

Otago Museum and Discovery World ..... The Otago Museum is renowned for its Maori and Pacific Island collections and its natural history displays. Discovery World is an exciting hands on science centre, excellent for the whole family. Themes always changing.
Open every day from 10am - 5pm
419 Great King Street Dunedin
Phone: 03 4747474

Cadbury World (Chocolate Factory) ..... Visit Dunedin's tastiest tourist attraction. A sensation in sight, smell and sound. View your favourite chocolate products being made, experience the mystique of a working chocolate factory, sample and purchase special products and much more. Cadbury World is located in the centre of Dunedin city.
280 Cumberland Street, Dunedin.
Cadbury World tours are available 7 days a week - 9am to 4pm (Group Tours at other times by arrangement.)
To avoid disappointment, bookings are advised
Free phone: 0800 CADBURY (0800 223287) within NZ or Phone: 03 467 7967

Speight's Brewery ..... Enjoy the working brewery and the story of the origins of Speight's Brewery. With audiovisual and interactive displays you can taste, touch and see the ingredients and hard work that goes in to making the renown Speight's Beer "The Pride of the South".

Taieri Gorge Railway, Dunedin, New ZealandTaieri Gorge Railway ..... New Zealand's longest and largest tourist railway. The journey depart from historic Dunedin Railway Station, through the rugged and spectacular Taieri River Gorge, across wrought iron viaducts and through tunnels carved by hand more than 100 years ago. With full commentary, photographic stops and on board refreshments the train offers year round, all-weather entertainment. Upon getting to the end of the line you could link up with a bus and head further into Queenstown. 
The Dunedin Railway Station, Anzac Square
Departing daily (except Christmas day)
Phone:  03 477 4449

Baldwin Street ..... The world's steepest street. The annual Baldwin Street Gutbuster is part of Dunedin's Summer Festival program. Challenge yourself and test your fitness level while you spare a thought for the folks who live at the top of the world's steepest street.

Larnach Castle ..... Larnach Castle is situated high among the rolling hills of the Otago Peninsula, the grand home of an early politician. Construction of the castle began in 1871 and was completed five years later. Larnach Castle and its historic-style garden can be reached via the high road (Highcliff Road) along the Peninsula's ridge.

Royal Albatross Centre ..... The Royal Albatross Colony at Taiaroa Head, Otago Peninsula is the world's only mainland breeding colony of albatross. The Royal Albatross is a gliding phenomenon and often circumnavigates the globe, often aloft for days. Visitors to the centre can get a unique glimpse of the colony and view other interesting wildlife displays and historical features. Yellow eyed penguin, Dunedin, New Zealand

Yellow-eyed Penguin Reserve ..... The Reserve is situated at Penguin Place on Otago Peninsula about 35 km from Dunedin city. The reserve is primarily a conservation and educational area, offering guided tours into the natural nesting areas of the Yellow-eyed Penguin. The Maori term "HOIHO" is now used as a popular name to describe the Yellow Eyed Penguin. Hoiho, meaning "noise maker" is a reference to the birds amazing, full, bugle call.

Moeraki Boulders ..... 80km from Dunedin, huge spherical stones that are scattered over the sandy beaches are the Moeraki Boulders. These boulders are classed as septarian concretions, and were formed in ancient sea floor sediments. They were created by a process similar to the formation of oyster pearls.

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