Family and Kids in Dunedin

Looking out for what can you do with kids and family in Dunedin? Here are the things that you should not miss out on a family vacation with kids, toddlers, or babies. Discover the ultimate places for kids in Dunedin, be it water parks, theme parks, or playgrounds. Children will have fun, learn new things, get good food and will not get bored in long queues. Keep reading to know about awesome places and activities to enjoy with your kids in Dunedin.
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Let's explore our list of kid-friendly attractions in Dunedin for perfect family outings and getaways.

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    Larnach Castle And Gardens


    Built in the year 1871 by William Larnach (merchant and politician) for his beloved first wife Eliza, the Larnach Castle is New Zealand’s only castle. A majestic and magnificent piece of architecture, it took more than 200 workmen three years to build the Castle shell. Another 12 years were required to complete the beautiful interiors of the castle. William Larnach’s dream home feat...Read more
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    Otago Peninsula


    While in Dunedin, keep aside half a day to explore the Otago Peninsula. The peninsula is situated towards the east of Dunedin and together with its 20 kilometres long harbour, is home to magnificent wildlife. Volcanic in origin, CNN International has named the Otago Peninsula one of the 10 most romantic places in the world to propose marriage! Secluded beaches, gorgeous architecture and ro...Read more
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    Dunedin Railway Station

    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 si...Read more
  4. Amazing Dunedin attraction for kids
    The Royal Albatross Centre

    Family and Kids

    Nestled at the foot of Taiaroa Head, the Royal Albatross Centre is a must see if you want to know more about the elusive bird. If you are not a bird watcher and don’t know much about the Albatross, don’t worry, at the beginning of the tour, Sir David Attenborough’s voice gives you an introduction to the Royal Albatross. Near the entrance to the Centre is a carved pole, the Pou...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    St. Clair Beach And Salt Water Pool

    Beach, Water Sport

    Situated only minutes from the city centre, the St. Clair Beach is a popular beach in Dunedin renowned for being a surfing destination. Head over to the beach for a swim, a surf or maybe a romantic walk along it. A heated salt water outdoor swimming pool, located at the southern end of the beach, is a popular attraction. Recently, in the year 2004, the sea side was refurbished and today it boas...Read more
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Dunedin
    Baldwin Street

    Family and Kids

    A novel and unique tourist attraction, the Baldwin Street is recognized by Guinness Book of Records as the steepest street in the world! The street runs up the northern side of Signal Hill at slopes of up to 1:2.86 (for 2.86m horizontal distance, a rise of 1m). If you want to check your fitness level, try running up and down the street! Definitely a must visit. The Baldwin Street is one of the ...Read more
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    Toitu Otago Settlers Museum

    Wildlife Park

    Opened in 1908, the Toitu Otago Settlers Museum traces the lives of the settlers of New Zealand- the indigenous Maori, the early Chinese, the Europeans and other migrant groups. The museum exhibits the technological innovation, art, fashion, domestic life and transport of these early settlers and the part they played in the development of a nation. The museum makes excellent use of a variety of...Read more
  8. A cool place to see with kids
    Cadbury World

    Educational Site

    Cadbury World is a colourful, educational chocolate tour which is a fun experience for everyone. For budding chocolatiers and the chocoholics, the Cadbury World tour is a must do! They have two kinds of tours. The full one takes around 75 minutes and includes entry to the Visitor Centre, Theatre Presentation, Guided tour through Cadbury Dunedin Chocolate Factory, Purple Silo (Chocolate Fall!), ...Read more
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    Dunedin Botanic Garden

    Botanical Garden, Observatory

    Spread across 30.4 hectares and situated at an altitude of 25-85 metres above sea level, the Dunedin Botanic Garden is New Zealand’s first botanic garden and holds the status of ‘Garden of International Significance’.  Established in 1863, the Garden celebrated its 150th Anniversary in the year 2013. It comprises of Alpine House (consists of alpine plants and bulbs), the ...Read more
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most
    Otago Museum

    Family and Kids

    Spread across 7 galleries, the Otago Museum is an interesting and fun place to visit with your family. On display are extraordinary treasures and inspirational exhibits. The seven galleries are bifurcated into Southern People, Nature Gallery, Maritime Gallery, People of the World and Pacific Cultures, Animal Attic, Tropical Forest and H D Skinner Annex. Within the Tropical Forest is a live butt...Read more
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    Dunedin Chinese Garden

    Garden, Park

    Spread across approximately 27000 square feet, the Dunedin Chinese Garden is a perfect miniature replica of a traditional Chinese landscape painting. Named Lan Yuan, this garden celebrates the city’s Chinese heritage and its sister city relationship with Shanghai. A beautiful trivia about the garden is that it changes with the seasons and offers stunning vistas every few months. The Duned...Read more
  12. A place where kids enjoy and have fun
    Tunnel Beach


    Called the most romantic spot in Dunedin, head over to the Tunnel Beach and explore sea-carved sandstone cliffs, rock arches and caves.  The sea carved sandstone cliffs have been formed over centuries. Nature’s artistry at its best. Tunnel Beach is situated around 2 kilometres from Dunedin and draws its name from the fact that a passage was carved in the 1870s through a rock to allow...Read more
  13. A place perfect for families with kids
    Signal Hill


    The Signal Hill provides the best views of Dunedin city! A 15-20 minutes ride from city centre, the hill features on the wishlist of every avid photographer. Winding roads take you to the top where stunning panoramic scenery awaits you. For the outdoorsy people, the Signal Hill has well formed and marked walking trails and cycling tracks. The walking trail begins behind Logan Park High School. ...Read more
  14. A favorite place to take the kids in the city
    Orokonui Ecosanctuary

    Observatory, Bird Watching

    If you have the slightest interest in nature, the Orokonui Ecosanctuary is a must visit while in Dunedin. The only cloud forest in New Zealand, here you will find native plants and native animals in abundance. It is home to some of New Zealand's most fascinating and rare birds such as the Kiwi, South Island Kaka, Saddleback, Takahe Tomtit and Robin. The ecosanctuary is spread across 307 hectare...Read more
  15. It's just one of those places to visit and hang out
    Ross Creek


    The Ross Creek Reservoir is a man made, artificial lake in the city of Dunedin. One of the oldest artificial lakes in New Zealand, it was created in the 1860s to provide water to the city. Surrounding the Ross Creek is the Ross Creek Reserve. It offers surreal walking tracks to the visitors. The Woodhaugh Gardens Trail is a popular native bush walk that is relatively sheltered.