Otago, Invercargill, and Stewart Island Travel Guide

Otago, Invercargill, and Stewart Island Sights

Dunedin Railway Station

  • Anzac Ave. at Stuart St. Map It
  • Dunedin

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

The 1906 Dunedin Railway Station, a cathedral to the power of steam, is a massive bluestone structure in Flemish Renaissance style, lavishly decorated with heraldic beasts, nymphs, scrolls, a mosaic floor, and even stained-glass windows of steaming locomotives. This extravagant building, considered one of the best examples of railway architecture in the southern hemisphere, earned its architect, George Troup, a knighthood from the king—and the nickname Gingerbread George from the people of Dunedin because of the detailing on the outside of the building. It was once the busiest station in the country, with up to 100 trains a day coming and going. The station is also home to the Sports Hall of Fame, the country's finest sports museum with displays celebrating rugby, cricket, and other athletic pursuits.

Sight Information

Address:

Anzac Ave. at Stuart St., Dunedin, Otago, 9016, New Zealand

Map It

Phone:

03-477–4449-Station; 03-477–7775-Sports Hall of Fame

Sight Details:

  • Sports Hall of Fame $6

Published 08/30/2016

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