A full commentary and local area knowledge is provided on this journey.
The first stop is at the impressive Historical Railway Station said to be NZ’s most photographed building and proceeds towards a scenic look-out point of the city and impressive harbour. Enjoy the ambience of Edwardian and Victorian architecture including the University of Otago the first and largest in NZ. The First Presbyterian Church with its 54m spire, the Municiple Chambers, designed in 1878 and St Paul’s Cathedral a beautiful church made of Oamaru stone. We will also view the steepest street in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records before travellers can enjoy a free afternoon in the heart of the city’s Octagon with its surrounding attractions and electric mix of cafes, bars, and free wireless internet.
Return departure from the Octagon to Port Chalmers.
Departs Port Chalmers 9:00am – Allow approx 4 hrs
See the world’s steepest residential street, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. The upper, steeper reaches are surfaced in concrete for ease of maintenance as bitumen would flow down the slope on a warm day.
Since 2002, a further charity event has been held annually in July, which involves the rolling of over 30,000 Jaffas (spherical confectionery-coated chocolate confectionery). Each Jaffa is sponsored by one person, with prizes to the winner and funds raised going to charity.
Built in Dunedin in 1906 when the city was New Zealand’s leading commercial centre, this magnificent railway station remains, fully restored to its former glory.
Created to be the jewel in the crown of New Zealand Railways, the Dunedin Railway Station has an atmosphere and character unique to any public building in the country, and is regarded as the most photographed building in New Zealand.
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