This half day tour explores a number of Dunedin’s best attractions including the botanical gardens, Olveston House, and Otago Museum. Be transported to another era at Olveston House, a historic 35 room mansion that was built by a prominent Dunedin businessman between 1904 and 1906. Complete with its acre of manicured gardens, the gift of Olveston to the city of Dunedin captures the lifestyle completely. Experience the Otago Museum and see impressive displays of native Maori and South Pacific artefacts. The Otago Museum is home to one of the best collections of Southern Maori material in New Zealand. Stop in on the Botanic Gardens to view the formal or lower section of the gardens. You will have time on your own to see the Rose Garden, Water Garden, and Herb Garden as well as the rolling lawns and interesting camellia collection.
Take your camera for this fantastic tour of Dunedin's highlights.
Downstairs at Olveston House is accessible for those with wheelchairs; there is no elevator to access the upper floors. For those remaining downstairs, a DVD of the upper-floor contents may be viewed. To make your day as enjoyable as possible, please ensure that you wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat and jacket, and bring along some bottled water. The sequence of the tour may vary.