Dunedin Railway Station, Dunedin

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#1 of 40 in Transportation in South Island
Stop at Dunedin Railway Station to witness one of the most striking architectural sites in New Zealand, which displays a mix of styles from Edwardian Baroque to Classical and Neo-Gothic. Make sure to bring your camera when you visit this photogenic attraction, with its dark and white stone exterior and intricate interior featuring a floor covered in nearly 750,000 tiles. A number of sightseeing trains leave from the station, and you can kick back and relax as a vintage train brings you through classic New Zealand scenery, such as the seaside or breathtaking gorges. Tip: if you're visiting on Saturday, a farmer's market in front of the station lets you sample and purchase local produce. Put Dunedin Railway Station on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Dunedin route planner .
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  • Loved the station. It has been well renovated and has nice gardens. The art gallery and sports museum were interesting and we spent a good hour or so there.  more »
  • Sit on a bench in front of the railway station during my time in Dunedin and have given me a break. From there it can be run in all directions on foot and the architecture is definitely worth a look!
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  • It can be very awesome especially on their trains. Depending on your own interests there it could be very boring if you don't like things there but it can be quite the opposite on the other hand.  more »
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  • Spectacular gorge railway running up through taieri. Mix of older and newer stock. Train host was very informative and funny over the PA. good for and drink selection as well. Station itself is a stunning building and is freely open to wander around a bit and out onto platform. Host an art gallery and NZ sports hall of fame.
  • Fabulous 4 hour round trip to the scenic Taieri Gorge in wonderfully restored coaches. The commentary was informative but not intrusive. Loved being able to go outside on the viewing platform that each heritage coach has. We ordered the lunch box and it was tasty and filling though other hot options on board also looked good.
  • Fantastic day, excellent value. We were looked after brilliantly by Kaye and Paul, who couldn't do enough for us, what a wonderful couple. We met and made, new friends and had a day filled with fun and laughter, not to mention the amazing scenery. Love New Zealand, would recommend everyone everyone come here.
  • A really well cared for station. This is as much a museum as a station. Look at the mosaic work on the floors and the steps. The old ticket windows are still there. The platform is also good for some photos. Outside is an old steam train and when we were there it was opened up.
  • Nice experience riding the rail way. Gave a great view of the countryside. The staff are friendly. The ride was about 50 minutes. The town that we arrived in, was very quiet in need as well. Lots of shops, and restaurants. The rail station there is right in the heart of downtown. Definitely a good way to spend the day.

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