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First Church of Otago

415 Moray Place, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-477 7118
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Not the time to visit

At the time of writing, the spire of the church is under renovation. It is completely covered with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Leon L
Vestal, New York
Settler history

Fascinating church with a very informative section on the earliest Scottish settlers and their... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2017
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415 Moray Place, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-477 7118
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the time of writing, the spire of the church is under renovation. It is completely covered with scaffolds and thus the outlook of the church is completely blocked. The interior is also not different from any other religious venues. Don't come.

Thank Leon L
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Fascinating church with a very informative section on the earliest Scottish settlers and their contributions to religion and education

Thank ChrisBob123
Reviewed 12 December 2017

An interesting church to wander around for a short time as it's not that big has a big place in the history of Dunedin so worth visiting

Thank geordie9Kent
Reviewed 5 December 2017

This church was touted as a highlight of a walking tour of Dunedin that I took. Unfortunately, it did not live up to expectations. It is a reasonable example of a church of its period, but nothing outstanding. There are better things to do in...More

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Beautiful old Presbyterian church. Stunning inside with lots of timber and stained glass. History centre at rear. Would I recommend YES. Rated 9.5/10. Allocate 20 min. Lots of great photo opportunities

Thank Oleh C
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Whilst no where as old as the European churches, this church has its own majesty and reflects the passion and commitment of the early settlers to this area. Which is still maintained by the current congregation. A central pinnacle worth visiting.

Thank Tony R
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

I work very close to this church and having a window seat means I can stare at it all day! I look at it everyday and am still not sick of it. It's beautiful, there's so much history there. I've been inside and it's fabulous,...More

Thank ekta69
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Very friendly and helpful people in the First Church Heritage Centre .. Explained how Dunedin was established because of the disruption in Scotland . In the 18 hundreds the Presbreterian spilt because of a political divide . Some members decided to set sail and set...More

1  Thank Maureen B
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Unfortunately, during my visit, the church was surrounded by scaffoldings but its structure still remained beautiful.

Thank alberto m
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Lovely historical church, this First Church is a historical, beautiful and prominent church in Dunedin. It is located in the heart of the city, very close, south of the city centre. The church is the primary Presbyterian Church. It is one of the most impressive...More

Thank santo t
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