Dunedin Railway Station832 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Dunedin, New Zealand
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Landmark, Family And Kids
Officially opened in the year 1906, Dunedin's Railway station was designed in a fashionable and highly expensive Edwardian Baroque style. This building arguably portrays Dunedin's wealthy inheritance. During the city's prosperous years, the railway station was the busiest, handling up to 100 trains every day. It is New Zealand’s most photographed heritage building. Today, however, only sightseeing trains stop at this station. It has been converted into a tourist attraction and an event centre. Much of its ground floor is used as a restaurant and the upper floor houses an art gallery. Visitors can view the exterior from the well kept grounds or wander inside to marvel at the marvellous interiors.
How to Reach Dunedin Railway Station
- Dunedin Railway station bus stop
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76.05% of people who visit Dunedin include Dunedin Railway Station in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
23.46% of people start their Dunedin Railway Station visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Dunedin Railway Station
83.1% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Dunedin Railway Station
Dunedin Railway Station Reviews & Ratings
This stunning railway station is a tourist attraction in Dunedin and one of the stops on the Hop on/hop off bus tour. This beautiful station is as much a museum as a functioning railway station and it's been lovingly restored maintaining that old world feel. It has that gingerbread house look about it. You can can wander through the station and admire the mosaic floor tiles, the beautiful stained glass windows and the original ticket counters. There is an art gallery and nick nack shop upstairs. The Otago Farmers Market are open here on Saturday mornings which sell local food and produce. We did not take a train journey, just enjoyed visiting the station and devouring delicious fruit that we purchased at the markets. Well worth a visit.
colourful interesting. peaceful
Lovely 'gingerbread" architecture. Pleasant grounds. Not too crowded. I'd recommend a brief visit: only 10~15 mins walk from The Octagon. Sightseeing trains run from the station through the Taieri Gorge and up the Otago Coast. Weekly Saturday markets are held in Anzac Square, just outside the station.
The building is still looking fabulous even it's permanently closed.
Very poor attitude of the duty manger, Lyall. Full of discrimination ( may be we are Chinese look Canadian), and harsh tones to customers and tourists.