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First Church of Otago

415 Moray Place, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-477 7118
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Majestic old church

Whilst no where as old as the European churches, this church has its own majesty and reflects the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tony R

I work very close to this church and having a window seat means I can stare at it all day! I look... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Dunedin, New Zealand
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415 Moray Place, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-477 7118
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 11 May 2017

My wife and I stopped by the First Church of Otago while visiting Dunedin. We enjoy visiting churches when we travel and this one is no exception. We didn't make it inside but enjoying the view from the outside is worth at least a few...More

Thank Sandro M
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Being renovated but still open and a very friendly person who was able to give us some history. Love seeing history preserved.

Thank Jill S
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Another way of appreciating the spirit of the settlers is to visit this typical Scottish kirk - on the opposite side of the world! New Zealand's settlement is of course much more recent than that of the US and makes for a different experience. But...More

Thank Prestwood_Paul
Reviewed 6 April 2017

There are several interesting churches in Dunedin. One of the most interesting is certainly The First Church of Otago (presbyterian). Beautiful gothic revival style.

Thank dhonorez
Reviewed 6 April 2017

When we visited the alter was covered in scaffolding. The interior was nice to see with lovely wooden pews, and interesting stained glass windows. Two of the windows seemed to be of a totally different style and it would have been nice to know more...More

Thank AncalagonTheBlack
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