Whether you’ve got a soft spot for street art, an affinity for heritage architecture or a love for nature and wildlife, picturesque Dunedin is set to embellish your Instagram feed. Here are 10 local gems all shutter-happy New Zealand travellers should set their lenses onto.
Dunedin Railway Station
Famously New Zealand’s
most photographed landmark, the ornate details of Dunedin Railway Station has stood the test of time. At its prime, the train station was the nation’s busiest – Dunedin was the main commercial centre by the time it was inaugurated in 1906. While the station is no longer in use, visitors can freely explore this well-preserved architectural marvel and the surrounding gardens that further embellish it.
The Octagon is an eight-sided plaza that’s right at the heart of Dunedin’s central city operations. The area is predominantly pedestrianised, lined with grassed and paved sections, and is home to a number of al fresco bars
and restaurants. Several of Dunedin’s most significant landmarks and buildings adjoin The Octagon and a statue of Scottish poet Robert Burns proudly sits in the upper end of plaza.
University of Otago Registry Building