Best Free Things to Do in Dunedin

THE 10 BEST Free Things to Do in Dunedin

Best Free Things to Do in Dunedin

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  • Bob H
    54 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great museum. We loved finding some of our family tree who had emigrated to NZ from both mine and my wife’s sides of the family. We also loved the collection of household appliances through the decades which brought back many memories for us. The car collection at the end is an added bonus
    Written 7 May 2024
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  • Michael C
    Derby, UK1,980 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited this area as part of a trip to the Royal Albatross Visitor Centre. The views of the coastline, and of the whole harbour are stunning. An enjoyable trip.
    Written 12 March 2024
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  • Bob H
    54 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice museum concentrating on wildlife in the Otago area. There was an excellent exhibition of award winning photography. It was a real shame that none of these photos were available to buy copies as prints. The highlight of our visit was the planetarium which was brilliant.
    Written 7 May 2024
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  • Go60889726654
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such an mazing place! It’s my second time visiting, but really hoping to come back a few more❤️Also BIG THANK YOU to Margaret, a lovely lady from information center,who went extra mile for us and lend us her personal umbrella while we were cruising the gardens under the rain.
    Written 5 March 2024
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  • GlobeTrotters4001
    Brisbane, Australia804 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's a very easy short hike down to the views of the usual wild coastal scenery of eroding cliffs with stacks, arches and a tiny beach. The area has been upgraded and the path is very well maintained but long and zig zags a lot, but the plus is it's not a steep gradient and minimises erosion prevention.

    On a windy day, gusts can push you about, so take care.

    Best on an outgoing tide, so check the tide is at least half way to low tide or not more than half way on the turn, so that you can at least access the small beach safely.

    Views are spectacular but unfortunately the quarry to the right ruins the view but it looks a little pyramid like at the moment. The stairs in the man-made tunnel to the beach is steep and can be wet. Then it's just the hike all the way back up.
    Written 2 May 2024
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  • need2trvl
    Miamisburg, OH846 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Never would I think the steepest street would be in New Zealand and especially in Dunedin. So surprised that San Francisco did not win. What a quirky sightseeing thing to see. Glad we did
    Written 16 March 2024
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  • Arielle_Rose
    Wellington, New Zealand11 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My friend and I drove here after our meal at Saint Clair. Beautiful location however we went on a cloudy day so didn't quite get the best view that we could have. Would love to come back when the weather is a bit nicer.
    Written 5 December 2023
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  • STravelsNZ
    Wellington, New Zealand299 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a must visit site while in Dunedin.
    It’s been beautifully restored and is well worth a wander around both inside and out on the platform, as well as in the lovely garden.
    The Art Society has a shop upstairs and had a great exhibition as well when I visited.
    A great experience!
    Written 29 April 2024
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  • kelly11584
    Auckland Central, New Zealand175 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I went with my brother and nephew as they were showing me Dunedin as I never been there before. It was great market as it was easy to walk around with a pram and we went around the whole way because I got to see the whole things. There was a lot of different stalls and we got some flowers. I got to try my first cheese rolls and it was very good. I would go again and maybe try more food.
    Written 11 March 2024
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  • Jonny487
    Auckland, New Zealand182 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    从停车场一直走到海边,看到许多海狮在晒太阳,孩子们都非常开心!走回停车场一路上坡,而且都是沙路,需要一点体力,但非常值得!Lots of sea lions on the beach,worth to go!
    Written 21 April 2024
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  • WilsonFamilyNz
    Pleasant Point, New Zealand683 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful beach near a horror site. Great place for reflection about what happened a stones throw from the lapping waves after a beautiful coastal drive
    Written 29 August 2023
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  • Companion11642797061
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved the interactive part. Made you focus and appreciate the art way more. Also really enjoyed the exposition of art work connected to Duniden and the south island.
    Written 26 March 2024
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  • mdh969
    Canberra, Australia990 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were walking around the Dunedin town centre and came across this church.

    It is amazing to look at and take in the size of the building.

    You are also allowed to walk inside and have a look.

    Very impressive.
    Written 30 October 2023
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  • Dariaxxx
    8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    So much fun to walk this beach. Be on the lookout for sea lions who are buried in the sand. They come up onto the beach to sleep and sometimes you can't see them because they cover themselves in sand.
    Written 19 March 2024
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  • Adelle C
    70 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Blackhead beach Dunedin with its white sand, azure blue sea and dazzling white tipped waves just a beautiful quiet beach to chill, take a picnic, relax and read a book.
    Written 7 March 2023
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