Top Historical Places in Dunedin

Are you looking to explore the history of Dunedin through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Dunedin including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Dunedin. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Dunedin ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Dunedin, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Dunedin for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Dunedin with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Larnach Castle And Gardens

    Tags: Outdoors, Garden, Castle, Architecture

    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. Olveston House And Gardens

    Tags: Garden, Landmark, Historical Site

    The Olveston house was built between the years 1904-1906 for Mr. David Theomin (Dunedin businessman, collector and philanthropist) and his family.  He, along with his wife Marie and their two children Edward and Dorothy used to live in the house. Designed by acclaimed English architect Sir Ernest George, the Olveston house was furnished with fine art, furniture and artefacts purchased...Read more
  3. St. Paul's Cathedral

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Observatory, Educational Site

    Apart from its holiness and tranquillity, what attracts people to this cathedral is its marvellous architecture. Originally built in the years of 1862-1863, the church was later refurbished into its current neo-Gothic style from the year 1915 onwards till about a decade later. Worship at St Paul's Cathedral is well known for its fine liturgy, sound preaching and excellent music.