Dunedin has many cultural, scenic, and gastronomic delights for the visitor. From the information centre in The Octagon, bookings can be made to many popular attractions.
Our favourite is the Otago Peninsula with its spectacular scenery, Larnachs Castle, the wonderful royal albatross centre and the yellow eyed penguin colony. We can also advise you on how to get to the best deserted beaches with only seals and penguins for company.
"In my opinion, the Otago Peninsula is the finest example of eco-tourism in the world." - David Bellamy
"Dunedin's compact town centre is a comfortable blend of the historic and the contemporary, reflected in its alluring museums, tempting cafes, unique shops and excellent accommodation options.
Unhurried and rife with picturesque scenery, Otago is generous to explorers who are after something a little less than usual. The best part is there'll be no crowds to share it with!" - Lonely Planet, 2006.
You could try some of these - we are within walking distance of almost all of them:
- The Visitors' Centre
- Dunedin Public Art Gallery
- Marshall Seifert Gallery
- Speights Brewery (Pride of the South since 1876)
- Municipal Chambers (Town Hall, 1880)
- Railway Station (most photographed building in NZ. Renaissance style, 1906.)
- Court House (Renaissance, 1899)
- First Church (Presbyterian, gothic, 1873)
- St Paul's Cathedral (Gothic, 1915)
- Robert Burns statue (Octagon)
- Fortune Theatre (Neo-gothic, 1870)
- Otago Boys' High School (Neo-gothic, 1863)
- University of Otago Clock Tower (Neo-gothic, 1869)
- St Dominic's Priory (Neo-gothic convent)
- Otago Museum and Discovery World
- Otago Settlers Museum
- Olveston Historic House (Edwardian, 1904)
- Cadbury's Chocolate Factory
- Baldwin Street (The steepest street in the world)
- Carisbrook (House of Pain, famous in sporting history)
- Botanic Gardens (est. 1863)
...and some further attractions on the Peninsula, which is easy driving from Deacons Court:
Royal Albatross Colony
Armstrong Disappearing Gun (1886)
Larnach Castle (1871)
Glenfalloch Woodland Garden
New Zealand Marine Studies Centre