First Church of Otago, Dunedin

4.5
#2 of 7 in Historic Sites in Dunedin
Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • As we are from Europe and have seen loads of churches, we were not that impressed with this one. It looks very nice from the outside, but inside it's fairly standard. The big tree outside was pretty.....  more »
  • You don't have to be at all religious to appreciate the beauty and heritage of this stunning building.  more »
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  • I was quite surprised to stumble upon this gorgeous building while walking around Dunedin. The church is absolutely stunning with it's many spires. I cannot speak to the inside, as a service was already in session when I arrived and I didn't want to walk in during the middle of it. If you are already having a walk around Dunedin, it's definitely worth a quick look.
  • One of the many churches in Dunedin and one of the few located near the Octagon. You should be able to find the church if you walk along the outer street of the Octagon, Moray Place. It's hard to miss since the top of the Church is full of spires. There is also a Heritage Museum on the premises. We only had time to get a few quick photos from the front but it did look like you could go inside to have a look around too.

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