The city of Dunedin was built with the riches of the gold rush, consequently it has one of the best..Otago Peninsula Information
Flanking the southern edge of Dunedin's extensive harbour, Otago Peninsula is high and rugged on..Larnach Castle Information
Larnach Castle, New Zealand's only Castle, offers stunning 360 degree panoramic views of the Otago..Balclutha Information
Balclutha is bisected by the mighty Clutha River, which is largest waterway in New Zealand by..Moeraki Boulders Information
At Moeraki, 40 kilometres south of Oamaru, huge spherical boulders are scattered along the beach...Middlemarch Information
Middlemarch is a small town 80 kilometres west of Dunedin city. It sits at the foot of the Rock and..Tunnel Beach Walkway Information
For centuries the great southern ocean and its salt-laden wind have sculpted the sandstone..See all locations in Dunedin - Coastal Otago
In the early 1900s Dunedin was the commercial centre of New Zealand. A magnificent railway station befitting this status was opened here in 1906.
Today the station remains, fully restored to its former glory. The ornate Flemish Renaissance-style architecture features white Oamaru limestone facings on black basalt rock. The sheer size, grandiose style and rich embellishments of the station earned architect George Troup the nickname of Gingerbread George.
The Evening Star newspaper of the time was hugely enthusiastic about the new station: "The ornamentation of the ceilings is delicate, and the whole atmosphere of the place is one of costliness... the lavatory and sanitary arrangements are luxurious".
The booking hall, for example, features a mosaic floor of almost 750,000 tiles of Royal Doulton porcelain. The one kilometre main platform is the country's longest and every year in October becomes what is probably the world's longest catwalk, for the South Island's main fashion show.
An excellent tourist excursion service is the only train now using the station. Much of its ground floor is used as a restaurant, and the upper floor houses an art gallery and a sports hall of fame.
Visitors are welcome to view the exterior from the well kept grounds and wander inside to marvel at the ornate interiors.
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Float above the plains in a hot air balloon or soak in relaxing thermal pools. Enjoy the excellent..Fiordland Information
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n the coastline about 16km south west of Westport, you will find Tauranga Bay and the Cape Foulwind..Marlborough Information
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Lake Wanaka is a place to take a deep breath and relax. Protected from the outside world by the..See all locations in South Island