Dunedin Railway Station, Dunedin

4.6
#1 of 38 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 .
Create an itinerary including Dunedin Railway Station
map
Dunedin Railway Station Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
2,317 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • October 12, 2017
    What a fantastic building defiantly worth a visit, well maintained with lovely gardens in front of the station.  more »
  • October 12, 2017
    Must see as well as all the older places around Dunedin. History and beautiful place for photos. Art and sports gallery inside to visit.  more »
  • October 12, 2017
    I felt like going back for over a hundred years. The architecture is unique. Every single detail is perfect. The station clock tower.. the interior design and mosaic floors in the booking hall.. even ...  more »
Google
  • August 23, 2017
    Great train ride - Very relaxing. Just make sure they are departing from Dunedin station. We didn't due to track work and had a council bus ride for a 5 star experience.
  • July 23, 2017
    The station is beautiful. There was a market on Saturday when we caught the train in March. Spectacular trip along the Gorge with a variety of impressive scenery. All the best to those affected by the floods.
  • August 3, 2017
    Friendly people. Lovely to talk with. One chapter going out of his way to tell us about some of the history that was from his own experiences!
  • August 28, 2017
    Very historic building also that are go train trust sell tickets for the train rides up the taieri gorge and the coastal train
  • August 13, 2017
    The iconic dunedin railway station ...an absolute historical gem ...so glad they turned it into something special

Plan your trip to Dunedin

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Dunedin

Many of the accommodations in Dunedin are based around the central George Street thoroughfare, including a wide range of hotels and hostels. Rental apartments represent a fine way to stay in Dunedin, and may appeal more to those wanting to stay on the move or take in the town and the surrounding landscape at their own pace. Campsites situated to the north and east of the town center give you more economical options, while motels cluster along the main highways, convenient if you're coming by car.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Dunedin by other users

9 days in South Island BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in South Island BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Dunedin BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in New Zealand & Adelaide BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 55 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM UKRAINE November, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 24 days in South Island BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 28 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans