I went to Dunedin with my friends where we realized the city is tucked away at the bottom right hand corner of the South island of New Zealand. There are a multitude reasons to visit the city, ranging from the art museum to the obsession of coffee.
Places to visit
We visited the central art gallery of Dunedin, which is pretty amazing. There are more galleries to peruse displaying from the classical museum style art to a series of ever changing installations. We took a tour to Cadbury chocolate factory. We were amazed by all kinds of chocolate wonders. Moreover, Dunedin is a home to the world’s steepest street. We strolled through Baldwin Street which was angular with a gradient of 1 in 2.78 at its steepest point.
Dunedin’s main city center is really compact. We visited Taieri Gorge Railway, built in 1887 where Taieri Gorge Train is a prestige for Dunedin. It operates from the historic Dunedin Railway Station, which is worth a watch. It costs around NZ$91 per adult. We then visited Speights Brewery, Speights a drink of choice for the Southern Man and an icon of Southern New Zealand. It was an entertaining guided tour that showed us the evolution of Speight’s and had a tasting at its completion.
We visited the Royal Albatross Center, which has the only breeding ground located on the Mainland of the Albatross. We even got a chance to witness the colony of Little Penguins at the famous Pilots Beach and visit the historic Fort Taiaroa. Later, we visited Larnach Castle, which had commanding views of the ocean, from its dramatic hilltop location and gardens that are a truly unique estate. The castle has a fascinating story of success and tragedy and a tour through reveals its secrets, conveying its past thwart by upsets.