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Our video guide highlights some of the best experiences in Dunedin. Get more out of Dunedin with culture from the Toitu Otago Settler Museum or the Dunedin Public Art Gallery.

Eat your heart out at Vogel St Kitchen or try the award winning cheeses at Whitestone Cheese Co.


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Vogel St Kitchen

Dunedin’s coolest destination cafe situated in the heart of the Warehouse Precinct, Vogel St Kitchen serves up the freshest, tastiest dishes with charm and style. Amazing service set in a vibrant bubbling atmosphere makes VSK the type of place that once you visit, you immediately start thinking about how soon you can come back. Delectable food from Wood fired Pizzas and wood fired sandwiches, to a cheeky cabinet of delicious cakes and a full menu of tasty cuisine. Full licensed and ready for a quick bit or a more gourmet experience depending on your mood. A must see...more

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Wine Freedom

A space where wine and people are free to meet. Wine Freedom is a unique experience that promotes the freedom of choice. Stop in and find wine that best suits you rather than a bottle someone else wants you to have. Wine is not just something that sits on a shelf, it’s more a story waiting to be enjoyed. Having Freedom in their name allows them to do things a bit differently but one thing will always remain the same, being the best matchmaker between you and the perfect vino...more

Larnach Castle. Image courtesy of Small Town Media.

Larnach Castle

Discover New Zealand’s only Castle, built 1871 by William Larnach, merchant baron and politician, for his beloved first wife Eliza. It took more than 200 workmen three years to build the Castle shell and master European craftsmen spent a further 12 years embellishing the interior. Larnach spared no expense on his dream home, which features the finest materials from around the world. A must see visitor attraction...more

Toitu Otago Settler Museum. Image courtesy of Small Town Media.

Toitu Otago Settler Museum

Inside the incredible architecture of the Museum sits and incredible experience that is fun and educational to all generations and ages. Toitu traces the lives of our settlers – indigenous M?ori, the early Chinese, and the following waves of migrant groups – and their technological innovation, art, fashion, domestic life and transport. Housed in the original Edwardian galleries, Dunedin's former New Zealand Rail Road Transport Building and the modern entrance foyer, this is a must see while in Dunedin...more

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Monarch Cruises

Friendly local experts will guide you on their classic boat the MV Monarch so you see the best of the Otago Peninsula and its wildlife - albatross, penguins, marine mammals, and ocean birds. In addition to this wonderful wildlife they’ll share the fascinating history and geology of the Dunedin area with you. They are three-time New Zealand Tourism Award winners, operating since 1983 with a passion for helping visitors enjoy our great outdoors...more

Whitestone Cheese Co. Image courtesy of Small Town Media.

Whitestone Cheese Co

A beautiful little drive up the coast from Dunedin to Omaru and you will find a true hidden gem of the South Island. A tasting room, nestled on the coastline inside the Whitestone Cheese Company factory, one of New Zealand’s most distinctive cheese manufacturers. Pop in for a Southern Cheesy Scroll or simply to sample the array of exquisite cheeses. From the famous Windsor Blue to the award winning Lindis Pass Brie...more

Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Image courtesy of Small Town Media.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Dunedin Public Art Gallery is an art experience not to be missed. Collecting New Zealand art is an important priority for the Gallery. The earliest works in this area of the collection date from the 1860s to a comprehensive representation of contemporary New Zealand art. The remarkable collection also includes an excellent selection of British and European paintings and works on paper. Many of the major figures in Western art since the 15th century are represented from Monet to Pissarro and many in between...more

Dunedin Railways - Taieri Gorge. Image courtesy of Small Town Media.

Dunedin Railways - Taieri Gorge

Departing from Dunedin’s beautiful railway station the Taieri Gorge Railway begins its scenic journey into some of New Zealand’s most ever-changing, spectacular and iconic scenery. The train travels through the Southern parts of Dunedin city until it arrives at Wingatui junction where it turns off onto the Taieri branch. From here the train sneaks across the Taieri Plains and climbs into the Taieri Gorge, a narrow and deep gorge carved out over aeons by the ancient Taieri River...more


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