Next stop on our New Zealand cruise was Dunedin and having not been back here for 16 years it was great to once again see this wonderful small city in the south east of New Zealand’s South Island in the Otago region. It’s known for its Scottish and Maori heritage, Victorian and Edwardian architecture, and a large student population.
The weather was somewhat rainy on our arrival as we took a taxi into the city from Port Chalmers where our ship had docked. We stopped on the way to the city at Baldwin Street which is famous as it is the steepest street in the world. Our taxi dropped us at the bottom and we walked up to the top of the street where our taxi met us again.
After our walk up Baldwin Street we headed into the city and were dropped off at The Octagon in the middle of the city. Wandering around the streets here it was great to admire all the old Victorian and Edwardian architecture.
On my visit 16 years previously I had taken a photo of myself at the roadsign for Stuart Street (after my own name) so I repeated this again. I was surprised to note that I was wearing a very similar outfit as the first photo.
For lunch, after an excellent recommendation from our taxi driver (Mr Happy), we went to Best Cafe on Stuart Street for a really wonderful lunch of blue cod fish and chips. This was an family-owned authentic traditional cafe which has a historical atmosphere. It originally opened in 1932.
After lunch a visit was made to the Dunedin Railway Station which has some great architectural design with colourful tiling.
We returned to Port Chalmers to rejoin our cruise ship and took some last images of the historical buildings in the port area.
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