Historic Sites in Dunedin

Historic Sites in Dunedin, New Zealand

Dunedin Historic Sites

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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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  • 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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  • LindainLakewood
    Lakewood, CA203 contributions
    We just saw the outside of this building from across the gardens at Anzac Square in Dunedin. It was built in 1902 and makes a nice reflection of the train station. Flowers were blooming which added to the square’s beauty. It’s still an active court house so I’d advise you to be on best behavior to avoid seeing the inside.
    Written 23 December 2019
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  • Jane
    1 contribution
    I was very keen to see the Northern Cemetry after I'd heard about the devastating loss of so many historic roses a few years ago, but the Otago Heritage Rose Group have done an unbelievably great job restoring the history and atmosphere in this gem, high in the hills overlooking the city. December was a wonderful time to see the old roses wind their way around the historic monuments to our pioneering past. Many old families, like the Larnachs and Thomas Bracken (of National anthem fame) rest here amongst the ancient trees and beautiful headstones.. and the lovely information sheets, help one to find their way around- I could have stayed all day.
    Written 10 February 2021
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  • Tammy T
    Wollongong, Australia292 contributions
    Take your wet weather jacket and enjoy the views from this great pot. We sat and enjoyed the scenery and the beauty of nature. highly recommend but make sure you stay on the path and enjoy the locals. IE Penguins.
    Written 24 November 2019
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  • Rick M
    Wellington, New Zealand1,266 contributions
    These are the remains of lime kilns built in 1874, now looked after by the Peninsula Trust. You have to park on the side of the road, but there's not that much traffic, and it's a 5-10 minute walk down across the paddock. Really worth looking at close up, but could do with better interpretation that tells a fuller story of the history of these kilns. Recommended for a stop if you're out on the peninsula.
    Written 30 October 2019
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  • 422iana
    Dunedin, New Zealand3,072 contributions
    Short stop on the Lagoon walk. You can make out where the gun was, but the tagging spoils it, although there is plenty of parking. Nice view up and down the beaches.
    Written 1 June 2020
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