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Dunedin Railway Station, Dunedin

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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. Arrange your visit to Dunedin Railway Station and discover more family-friendly attractions in Dunedin using our Dunedin trip builder.
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  • Nice station. Picturesque. Great rail trip from Dunedin to Palmerston and back. Friendly sraff. Comfortable journey. Food and drink on board.  more »
  • Breath-taking beauty. Distinguished from others. Must go. Inside, sport museum is so interesting.  more »
  • A piece of railway history in this well-preserved station. Starting point of exclusions of train and an interesting local art show.
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  • Amazing views but was a very long trip. We went for four hours and that was more than enough. Once you have gone one way you can't wait to get back. There was only so many photos of the scenery you could take. Not a bad price for 2 $125.00 for us both.
  • Friendly staff, but the scenery here just can't compare with that in the West coast. I would say if you've got the time and money, go for it. If you're on a tight budget or schedule, the trip doesn't pay off.
  • A very nice old station. Especially the mosaics of the tile floor are very special. You can also leave for some very beautiful train trips.
  • One of the most photographed buildings in New Zealand and an absolute must do visit in Dunedin. Inside the entry hall the mosaic tile and figurines are top class.
  • Was super awesome, Very relaxed and a super horse carriage ride in Middlemarch.

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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.
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