Dunedin Attractions

Top Things to Do in Dunedin, New Zealand

Things to Do in Dunedin

Top Attractions in Dunedin


What travellers are saying

  • Anne A
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates8 contributions
    Such an easy and beautiful drive with stunning scenery. And I got to see Seal Lions lazing on the beach. AMAZING
    Written 5 May 2022
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  • Derek
    3 contributions
    We took The Victorian to Oamaru, run by Dunedin Railways. The views are absolutely stunning, and the on-board staff are very knowledgeable. Highly recommended.
    Written 4 July 2022
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  • Cushlab
    Auckland Central, New Zealand64 contributions
    Sadly I didn’t have enough time to fully explore the gardens so intend returning. It’s unbelievable what a family has achieved in reviving this stunning property. It’s important to explore both the castle and the gardens.
    Written 27 June 2022
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  • Marion W
    28 contributions
    This was a great tour to do and we were lucky enough to see baby Albatross all fluffy and cute. Unfortunately we only saw the adults flying. The guide was passionate and very knowledgeable and we learnt so much about these spectacular birds. Such an educational experience.
    Written 2 July 2022
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  • Kinc0ra
    Sydney, Australia27 contributions
    The best part of this museum is how it unfolds and explains what it special about this area but doesn't preach or condemn. It is an excellent example of how settlers and native people worked together. I really enjoyed the stories told by people who live there and have connection to the ancestors and events. It makes the stories more interesting than simply reading them on a wall! We had a really good lunch there too surrounded by locals. We were the only foreign tourists that day!
    Written 2 July 2022
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  • Ricki R
    1 contribution
    The tour guide Ron was fantastic and made the overall experience a solid 12\10!! Thank you for looking after us well Ron!
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • Naomi T
    Dunedin, New Zealand3 contributions
    Beautiful smooth track descending down to the point. Note: not for the weak heart on the way up lol Take your time just strolling both ways along the track, take in the views! THEY'RE AMAZING!!
    Getting to walk through the tunnel down onto the private beach amoung some massive boulders was worth my dying thighs & lungs (be sure to be aware of tides if going down to the beach) lol even more so if you have read the history behind it :)
    Take caution if you go on a slightly windier day, wear comfy foot/grippy footwear & spray jacket if you plan to go near the edge because the waves send buckets of sea spray up & over if the winds heading the right direction.
    All in all, Stunning place to visit if ever in the Dunedin area!
    Written 6 June 2022
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  • Jo Lambert
    22 contributions
    Maia the kaitiaki/guide was a wealth of knowledge and passion for ecology and this experience. We were lucky to see the release of two penguins after they had spent time recovering at the centre,a yellow crested penguin in recovery, sea lions, little penguins nesting in their boxes, a male penguin surf in then make his way to his nest and incredible sunset scenes over the Moana.
    Written 18 June 2022
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  • Kinc0ra
    Sydney, Australia27 contributions
    We went through the science exhibition to the rainforest area and butterfly enclosure. There were very few butterflies~ the guides explained that in winter they stay up near the lights and fiberglass at the top, and blamed Covid delays for the lack of butterflies to breed. I was surprised that even here, Covid is blamed for the lack of something! Since it costs to go in, perhaps it could be discounted. The science section was fun as it was hands on with many activities including a 3 storey multicoloured slide! My daughter also enjoyed the pac man challenge. Signage was very good as were the instructions for exhibits. The cafe prices are ok and it closes at 3pm.
    Written 2 July 2022
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  • Travelling Man
    Wanaka, New Zealand35 contributions
    Wonderful old character home presented beautifully. The tours are very informative, conducted by volunteers, and truly worthwhile.
    Written 1 May 2022
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  • Rebecca R
    NZ6 contributions
    Kaka's, Takahe's, black robins all only two metres close to me! So very stunning to walk along the pathways and see nature at its best. Friendly staff and my kids absolutely love it.
    Written 22 January 2022
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  • BevTonyAuckland
    Auckland, New Zealand116 contributions
    We enjoyed the walk around the well set out gardens. The area appears to be larger due to the well set out planting areas.
    A most worthwhile relaxing visit
    Written 9 March 2022
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  • Stewarts Vacation
    472 contributions
    The locals sneered at our enthusiasm to visit Baldwin Street, stating that there are many steep streets in Dunedin. But there is something significant about walking up THE steepest street in the WORLD. Although it lost its title in 2019 to a challenger in North Wales, it regained its status from the Guinness Book of Records in April 2020. Steep it is and definitely worth a visit! We were the only 2 people there at the time and enjoyed meandering to the top where there is a mural, water drinking fountain and bench (in desperate need of repainting).
    Written 1 January 2022
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  • Stewarts Vacation
    472 contributions
    If you are wanting panoramic views of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula, drive to the top of Signal Hill. There is parking at the top and an extensive lookout area. There is a large monument with 2 bronze statues commemorating the NZ Centennial.
    Written 1 January 2022
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  • Josh
    2 contributions
    We took the Argo tour as a family - 2 adults, 2 young kids (6&8). Had the most amazing experience - up close encounters with seal & penguins as well as world class views and expert tourists. So brilliant! Worth every penny. Highly recommended! Plus going in an Argo was fun!!!!
    Written 5 February 2022
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