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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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  • Amy B
    3 contributions
    The albatross centre is amazing. Before going I knew nothing about these amazing birds but I've left being completely obsessed! The tour was great, lots of information was given about albatross and their conservation in a really enjoyable way. We were lucky enough to see 7 albatross chicks and an adult coming in to land. We got much closer than we expected in the hide and it was really magical to see these birds in their natural habitat.
    Written 22 June 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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  • 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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  • Anthony G
    Wellington, New Zealand1,142 contributions
    The octagon is a very teal marker for anyone in Dunedin. Plenty of shopping, bars and cafes spin off this marker so I’m sure at some point you’ll come across this area in town.
    Written 24 January 2022
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  • Helen G
    Tauranga, New Zealand126 contributions
    As a walk this is pleasant, but a word of caution, this should only be done by the sure footed.
    The track in is dirt and stone and has some steep parts, so even with a little precipitation this track is quite slippery: wear good shoes.
    Secondly, the very last section to the organ pipes is a steep climb over stones and rocks: not for the faint hearted or kids.
    Parking is very limited at the start too, maybe for 4-6 cars only, depending on how they are parked!
    Written 7 January 2021
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  • Sus1952
    Palmerston North, New Zealand2,047 contributions
    The University of Otago does have some spectacular buildings which are well worth walking around, especially on a sunny day. It is amazing how many buildings were constructed at the same time of stone.
    Written 1 March 2022
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  • paulwendy2021
    Te Puke, New Zealand6 contributions
    An amazing building and so lovely inside. What a lot of history featured in this building. Well worth the visit.
    Written 16 May 2021
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  • Anne A
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates8 contributions
    Best to view at night on the Ghost tour and then go back the next morning to compare. Then go visit the Northern Cemetery to view a smaller version commissioned by Mr Larnach as his final resting place
    Written 5 May 2022
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  • Anthony G
    Wellington, New Zealand1,142 contributions
    Prob one of the best beer festivals I’ve been to, not just for the beer , the actual venue makes this a very special event.
    Super cool ETFE roof and naturally lends itself to all sorts of events.
    Worth checking out for the architecture alone.
    Written 1 January 2021
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  • Naina-Damani
    London, UK1,032 contributions
    Robert Burns is a large bronze portrait statue in a perfect central position in the Octagon in Dunedin.
    Written 10 January 2021
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  • TrMarek
    936 contributions
    Located on George St. it's just outside the downdown core and a worthwhile stop on your way to the botanical gardens, university or Baldwin St. If opened, you can't miss the large entrance doors which will be wide open. The 13th century Gothic architecture and coned tower are notable city landmarks (opened in 1876). I've been to my share of churches in North America & Europe but I've never seen a 90 degree organ to both sides of the alter. Some free organ concerts...check schedule.
    Written 23 March 2020
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  • leoniehastings
    Hastings, New Zealand499 contributions
    Worth the walk up the hill. The stained glass windows were absolutely incredible as is the architecture and history. A must see
    Written 15 July 2019
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