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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.

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.

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!

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 :)

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,

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.

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.

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.

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!!

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

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

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!

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!

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

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 😘

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 😀

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.

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!

Sleights Brewery tour Speights Brewery Tour

Sleights Brewery tour
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Great to hear the history of Speights. The tour guide was fantastic, she certainly knew her stuff. The tasting afterwards was a highlight. We got to pour our own beers.

A must do, when in Dunedin. Speights Brewery Tour

A must do, when in Dunedin.
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I enjoyed this tour.The guide was a bundle of knowledge, regarding the history of this site and the importance of this brewery to the country. There are 225 stairs, most of which are negotiated on the down.A tutorial on how the beer is made, was given as we moved through the tour. Ending in a free sampling of alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages. This tour is quite expensive, but not to be missed.

Far more than Beer Speights Brewery Tour

Far more than Beer
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If a couple of beer samples at the end of your other brewery tour was the highlight then ger set for a whole new level. A lesson in history a vibrant and enlightening guide . This is a fantastic opportunity to see history forged with modern Technology. The beer is great too!!!

Great experience Speights Brewery Tour

Great experience
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Quite a good tour especially if you like beer. The tasting was really nice too!

Great tour of the old brewery Speights Brewery Tour

Great tour of the old brewery
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Great tour of the old brewery at Speights. Very interesting to see the history and old equipment. Enjoyed the tasting afterwards.

Bellbunney Speights Brewery Tour

Bellbunney
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Well run tour. Very informative and interactive. Good size group and good tasting at the end of the tour

Second Times the Charm Speights Brewery Tour

Second Times the Charm
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Having taken this tour 3 years ago before I moved to NZ I was pleasantly surprised at the changes. We took the 4pm tour (my visiting parents, boyfriend and I) we were started on the tour with a video screen and small intro into Speights. We then took the lift to the 8th floor and began walking our way down, the tour had changes from 3 years ago with production videos showing how the beer is made and you know that every tour guide discusses different content, I was a little sad we didn't step out onto the Speights bridge but my parents who had never done the tour before seemed impressed enough. The tasting room has had a refurb since I last came and now you are able to help yourself to try as little or as much as you like in the allocated time, was great compared to the tour guide last time struggling to keep up with demand. Is still an awesome place to visit and I will reccomend to others when they come to the South Island as well.

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