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Dunedin is the second largest city in the South Island, and known as the Edinburgh of the south due to the large number of Scottish Immigrants who settled there. The city has a compact hub, built around the Octagon. Enjoy the bars and restaurants that line the street, and then ytake a short stroll to some of the main attractions the city has to offer, such as the World famous Taieri Gorge Railway that departs from the historic railway station, or Cadbury World, in the historic Cadbury chocolate factory. Other options for your visit include exploring the Otago Peninsula, nesting ground for the Royal albatross, and the location of New Zealand's most famous castle: Larnach Castle.

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Colonial grandeur conserved Olveston Historic Home - Guided Tour

Colonial grandeur conserved
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An excellent guided tour led by a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. The house and gardens are magnificent and would only be improved by the addition of a small cafe in the basement or gardens.

Amazing amazing amazing Olveston Historic Home - Guided Tour

Amazing amazing amazing
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As Dunedin locals we were shocked that we hadn’t visited Olveston earlier! The tour was very informative even though the house speaks for itself. It was a joy to behold this landmark Dunedin beauty!! Will be coming back again for sure.

A must do experience. Olveston Historic Home - Guided Tour

A must do experience.
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This was my third visit. I learn something new each time,

Miss Olveston Historic Home - Guided Tour

Miss
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Incredible I loved all of it

Recommend you include it on your visit to Dunedin. Olveston Historic Home - Guided Tour

Recommend you include it on your visit to Dunedin.
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On the third day in Dunedin, I visited Olveston Historic Home which is close to the city centre. I arrived 30 minutes early before the tour began. The gardens are beautiful with plenty of flowers, and is open to the public. It is not allowed to film inside house but is ok to take photos. Olveston Historic Home is a massive house which is beautifully and respectfully maintained and managed. I was impressed to see many antiques collections and amazing paintings. The tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable, and made this tour enjoyable. It was also fascinating to know the history of the home, and stories of the Theomin Family, Recommend you include it on your visit to Dunedin.

Beauiful Mansion Olveston Historic Home - Guided Tour

Beauiful Mansion
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Very informative tour. Well maintained mansion. Over a hundred years ago this house had conveniences well ahead of its time. Owners made excellent use of their resouces to experience a quality lifestyle then donated everything to the city of Dunedin. Regretted that we left our rental car at hotel as it was an uphill walk.

Fascinating history and beautiful furnishings Olveston Historic Home - Guided Tour

Fascinating history and beautiful furnishings
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I was lucky enough to get a one-on-one tour of this grand, historic house as it was low tourist season. The tour guide was wonderful with a vast knowledge of the history and the details and was able to answer all my questions. I have been to old historic houses in the UK, Europe and Australia but for some reason this resonated with me the most. Maybe it was the sheer beauty of the decor and furnishings and the fact that there were artifacts from all over the world. Thank you for keeping this place open to the public. This is definitely a must-visit site if visiting Dunedin!

History at its finest Olveston Historic Home - Guided Tour

History at its finest
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Our tour was amazing. House is truly a gem. In the middle of Dunedin and our tour was informative and gave us a real look at the family and life back then. My 11 year old found this really interesting. Great job those of you who keep this history for us to enjoy.

The best attraction in Dunedin Olveston Historic Home - Guided Tour

The best attraction in Dunedin
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It's stunning place and well guided. Im not from English speaking country but the tour guide speak very clearly to be easy to understand.

Fantastic tour Olveston Historic Home - Guided Tour

Fantastic tour
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Our tour guide and reception ladies were so nice they helped us leant a lot with the history of Olveston Historic Home. Thanks team :)

Must do Scotia Whisky Bar - Whisky Tasting Tray and Cheese Platter for One

Must do
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I really enjoyed doing the tasting.Cheese platter was great.would of preferred pickled onions to pickles but hey.still a enjoyable evening.if your a scotch buff then give this a go while in Dunedin.

A great time, very recommended. Dunedin City, Wildlife and Scenery Tour

A great time, very recommended.
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Firstly, we were blessed with a fabulous day. That set everyone off in a good mood. Lucy picked us up at 9.30 by the Railway Station in the Honda people mover. This vehicle was clean, spacious and very comfortable and, as the day progressed and we got to know Lucy better, we realized what a lovely, knowledgeable and funny person she was. Nothing was too much of a problem for her and we were well catered for. Our trip included all that was described in the promotion and, in fact, a couple of extra items were added. We toured the salient sights of the city before venturing out to the Otago Peninsula. We did Larnach Castle and then the picturesque southern coast where we were treated by watching seals frolicking in the shallows. Although we did not go into the Royal Albatross park we did enter the Centre building and we did see an Albatross gracefully swooping across the headland. The scenery was amazing and we had a wonderful day. A final bonus was provided when Lucy dropped us off at our accommodation.

Love Dunedin ! Dunedin City, Wildlife and Scenery Tour

Love Dunedin !
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Excellent tour, Lucy took us by private vehicle to all over Dunedin including Tunnel beach! The vehicle was very luxurious leather seats, sun roof & automatic side door! The scenery around Dunedin is spectacular & this tour shows you the real highlights!!

Best Tour to see the underestimated Dunedin Dunedin City, Wildlife and Scenery Tour

Best Tour to see the underestimated Dunedin
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Many people think there is not much to see in dunedin, but this tour showed me the opposite. It has beautiful buildings, amazing beaches and nature. Licy showed me everything what I wanted to see here and more I expect. I saw seelions and seals in front of me on the beautiful beaches. Lucy is a great guid ! I had an great tour and the time flight over.

Fantastic tour of Dunedin! Dunedin City, Wildlife and Scenery Tour

Fantastic tour of Dunedin!
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Great tour - loved all the Dunedin highlights. Lucy was a great tour guide and we enjoyed every minute.

Very nice The Terrace Bar - Stone Grill Main Meal

Very nice
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The food was very nice and the staff was very helpful

Excellent food at the excellent place The Terrace Bar - Stone Grill Main Meal

Excellent food at the excellent place
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I am glad that I have booked a dinner at the Terrace restaurant. The service was perfect and the shrimps cooked on a hot stone were delicious!

Delicious The Terrace Bar - Stone Grill Main Meal

Delicious
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We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Very good value for money and would definitely recommend it. Sorry for upside down pic

Highly recommend great food!! The Eatery Cafe - Brunch or Lunch

Highly recommend great food!!
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Food was beautiful, staff were lovely and super quick thank you we will be back ???

Mrs The Eatery Cafe - Brunch or Lunch

Mrs
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Was a very nice meal and worth the money.just wish it included coffee

Met our expectations Madam Woo - Banquet Meal

Met our expectations
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Lovely place to dine in especially with a banquet meal voucher via bookme, food was more than enough (2 course meal for 2 persons), serving size was quite fair (mains regularly cost around $27-32). Madam Woo met if not exceeded all our expectations (ambience, food and staff) although price is somewhat a expensive so the voucher is definitely a good deal!

Fun experience Cadbury World Experience - 60 Minute Tour

Fun experience
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Tq cadbury world. Tq Lucas-our tour guide there. Good services and hospitality. Sure will come again. Recomended to all ?

Birthday treat Cadbury World Experience - 60 Minute Tour

Birthday treat
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This was a birthday treat for my daughter. She enjoyed it the leader was very good in telling us what and how chocolate was made but you weren't able to see any of the working of the factory. It would be good idea to put some windows in to be able to see what's goes on. I can understand that they cant have us walking around in the factory itself but to see into he kitchen or where they make the jaffa's would be good. Thanks Cadbury for all the wonderful years of making chocolate in Dunedin. We will miss you ?

Great for chocolate lovers Cadbury World Experience - 60 Minute Tour

Great for chocolate lovers
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Fun tour.The tour does not take you into any production areas of the factory, but does give visitors an interactive lesson on how Cadbury's chocolate is made.

Would of likes to see more behind scenes Cadbury World Experience - 60 Minute Tour

Would of likes to see more behind scenes
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Great kids had a fantastic time lots of free chocies just wish we em could have seen the staff working so the kids could see! Thankyou

Almost enough chocolate! Cadbury World Experience - 60 Minute Tour

Almost enough chocolate!
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Our group was 16-60 years old and all had a great time! No manufacturing info but lots of history and fun facts about chocolate.

Loved our Tour of the Brewery Speights Brewery Tour

Loved our Tour of the Brewery
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The tour was very interesting, Graham our tour guide was so funny and made the tour a humorous one. The tasting at the end was awesome followed by shopping at the end being served by Jason who is a top bloke!

Worth the time Speights Brewery Tour

Worth the time
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Ken took us through the brewing process and history of the brewery. He was most informative and willing to answer questions. The tour finished with tasting samples of the Speights range. These were tasted over and over due to their generosity.

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