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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  • At the time of writing, the spire of the church is under renovation. It is completely covered with scaffolds and thus the outlook of the church is completely blocked. The interior is also not differen...  more »
  • Fascinating church with a very informative section on the earliest Scottish settlers and their contributions to religion and education  more »
  • An interesting church to wander around for a short time as it's not that big has a big place in the history of Dunedin so worth visiting  more »
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  • 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??
  • 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.
  • Nice church with friendly staff.
  • A peaceful sanctuary for visitors and locals alike with plenty of history info in the shop/ visitor centre.
  • Really beautiful church with some nice views. Worth a visit.

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