The days and nights of winter in Dunedin are filled with extraordinary experiences for the whole family, Dunedin will be an absolute adventure for you all regardless of your budget.
A visit to Dunedin is not complete without a trip on the Taieri Gorge Railway – one of the world’s great train trips.
This journey is an all-weather family friendly activity. You will be able to marvel at the variety of landscapes as the train ventures up the gorge. The trip includes live-commentary, photograph stops and friendly staff ensuring your experience of New Zealand's most beautiful countryside will be long remembered.
Ignite and awaken the senses with a Cadbury World Tour. All guided Cadbury World tours include the Visitor Centre, Chocolate Fall and sampling of some of your favourite Cadbury products (including liquid chocolate!). Choc-a-block with fun a Cadbury World Tour is a must-do while in Dunedin.
The Cadbury World Visitors Centre is a unique, fun filled, interactive chocolate themed environment where you will discover all sorts of fascinating facts about the history of Cadbury and chocolate through the ages. Personal guided tours of the Cadbury Dunedin factory where visitors will experience the total chocolate experience in sight, smell and sound, with product sampling along the way.
Immerse yourself in Dunedin’s history and future at the recently reopened Toitu Otago Settlers Museum. Outstanding contemporary displays with cutting edge technology create an unforgettable experience.
Adventure out into our cities outstanding museums, check out scientific wonders at the Discovery Centre at the Otago Museum, and encounter beautiful butterflies at the Tropical Rainforest. Then head off to the Gasworks Museum and then Maritime Museum at Port Chalmers!
Orokonui Ecosanctuary, just 20 kms north of Dunedin, is a specially protected native forest where visitors may see tuatara and 17 species of native birds. It has a track network to suit all abilities and offers self guided walking and guided tours. Orokonui provides a experience to remember for families and its award winning Visitor Centre and café are open seven days a week.
The Otago Peninsula has been described as the finest example of eco-tourism in the world. You can observe fur seals, sea lions, rare yellow-eyed penguins as well as the only mainland colony of the Royal Albatross in the world. Explore the quaint villages dotted along the harbour bays and discover Larnach Castle, New Zealand's only castle, with its 'gardens of international significance' and intriguing history of tragedy and romance.