Tours: City of Dunedin

University of Otago

The splendour of many of its public buildings reflects Dunedin's economic and cultural pre-eminence in Victorian New Zealand. Today, Dunedin has a rightly deserved reputation as one of the best preserved Victorian and Edwardian cities in the Southern Hemisphere. Architecturally outstanding is the massive stone Flemish Renaissance-style Dunedin Railway Station, built 1904 - 1906.

The University of Otago clock-tower building; Otago Boys' High School; First Church and Dominican Priory are outstanding examples of the Gothic Revival style. Baldwin Street the world's steepest street is what you will find at Baldwin Street.

Larnach Castle

Larnach Castle

High among the rolling hills of the Peninsula is Larnach Castle, 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. From here, views out to sea and back towards the city emphasise the singular beauty of Dunedin and its jewel-like harbour.

Royal Albatross

Royal Albatross

The tip of the Otago Peninsula is Taiaroa Heads, about forty minutes from the city centre. The magnificent Royal Albatross, a huge sea bird of mythology, soars above the rugged cliffs.Yellow-eyed Penguins; Found on the Otago Peninsula are colonies of the world's shyest penguin, the Yellow-eyed Penguin, sharing secluded beaches with New Zealand Fur Seals.