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CWC 2015: Dunedin First Few Highlights

With its rich Scottish heritage, historic architecture, vast
coastline and large University population – Dunedin is a city like no other in
New Zealand with plenty of off-pitch action to offer.

Dunedin will host three matches during the ICC Cricket World Cup
2015. 

An age of elegance


With its rich Scottish heritage, historic architecture, vast
coastline and large University population – Dunedin is a city like no other in
New Zealand with plenty of off-pitch action to offer.

Dunedin will host three matches during the ICC Cricket World Cup
2015. 

An age of elegance


Identified as one of New Zealand’s most majestic and photographed
heritage buildings, the Dunedin Railway Station has astonished visitors for
over 100 years.

With its stunning exterior as well as the exquisite interior
stained glass windows and mosaic floor tiles by Royal Doulton, the station is a
must see for any visitor to Dunedin. The station also plays host to thousands
of visitors every Saturday morning for the Otago Farmers Market.

Dunedin Railway Station

A step back in time


Discover New Zealand’s only castle with its tragic and romantic
history. Located on the picturesque Otago Peninsula, Larnach Castle was built
in 1871 by William Larnach, businessman and politician, for his beloved first
wife Eliza.

Take a tour of the now privately owned castle that is full of
antiques and curiosities. From the top of the tower enjoy a magnificent photo
opportunity of the stunning Otago Harbour. Stroll through 35 acres of a garden
of International Significance with an Alice in Wonderland statue theme and
enjoy High Tea in the ballroom.

Dunedin’s Larnach Castle

Explore nature’s best


Explore Dunedin’s Botanic Garden, the impressive mature trees and
glorious blooms in New Zealand’s oldest public gardens, were first planted in
1863. Enjoy feeding the ducks, spot the cheeky kakas and visit magnificent
atriums.

The lower level features an Edwardian glass house, a rose garden
and Japanese garden as well as a delightful café to refuel and take in the
stunning views. Several pathways lead to the upper level where there are
aviaries, Australian and New Zealand gardens plus a renowned rhododendron dell.

Dunedin’s Botanic Garden

Tall timber and more


The Orokonui Ecosancturary is a New Zealand forest wildlife
experience. New Zealand’s native flora and fauna thrive in this fantastic
ecosanctuary which features an architecturally renowned, award-winning visitor
centre.

Orokonui is home to New Zealand’s tallest tree and offers a
variety of tours that will take you through different types of native forest.
Come and see some of New Zealand’s rarest birds, reptiles and plants in the
largest protected forest in the South Island.

Orokonui Ecosancturary

Take a ride


Take the historic Taieri Gorge Train journey, one of the world’s
great train trips. Sit back and relax as your train negotiates this
exhilarating narrow river gorge and cliff hugging tunnels and viaducts soaring
above the river.

Take a photo on the open air platforms or wait until the train
stops for a scenic photo opportunity. With a live commentary, friendly well
informed staff, sightseeing stops, modern and traditional carriages and a fully
licensed snack bar this is an all- weather experience not to be missed.

Taieri Gorge Train

Wildlife adventures


MV Monarch is a classic motor vessel offering unrivalled viewing
of a diverse array of wildlife during one hour cruises around Taiaroa Head. See
what cannot be seen from land.

The Northern Royal and other Albatross species, up to 20 species
of marine and ocean birds, a breeding colony of fur seals and other mammals.
Experienced guides, information sheets, jackets, binoculars and refreshments
all enhance passenger experience.

Wildlife.co.nz

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