First Church of Otago, Dunedin

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#3 of 7 in Historic Sites in Dunedin
Listed as a Category I structure by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust, First Church of Otago is a 19th-century Presbyterian church. As you approach the building, you can't miss the gorgeous Gothic architecture; enter to admire the rose window and impressive organ, accompanied by historical panels describing the area's religious history. Check the website for more information on regular services and special events, and be sure to stroll through the gardens around the church. Put First Church of Otago on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Dunedin online trip itinerary builder .
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  • I went to this church specifically to take photos. I was dissapointed it had scaffolding on a good portion of the front.This is only temporary and this church is well worth a visit The inside of the c...  more »
  • I love the fabric of a church and this was no exception. Very nice architecture and has had major renovations recently. Well worth a visit, check out the history and enjoy the tranquility  more »
  • We had a Scotsman from Edinburgh as our guide. This church is an important landmark in Dunedin. Check out the old photos and memorabilia in the attached museum.  more »
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  • The front is currently completely obscured by scaffolding as the church goes though some renovations. It is still open for business though and we were lucky enough to stumble into when a Maori service was in progress. Great to stop and listen to their singing. We returned later to take a look round inside. Big stained glass windows and a wooden ceiling. Interesting to find out the connection to Robert Burns....now you find out what it is too.
  • jesua was cool and all but that drink my blood thing gives me the creeps i mean what would u do in the second commi g he would make u drink his piss??
  • Great bells. Beautiful church.
  • Beautiful architecture and a must go for tourists who like taking photos. It is open to the public and is a peaceful sanctuary to go to when you just need to be alone.
  • A peaceful sanctuary for visitors and locals alike with plenty of history info in the shop/ visitor centre.
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