Econo Lodge Alcala
Cnr George & St. David Sts
Phone: (64) 3 4779073
Fax: (64) 3 4774226
Designed by architect Sir Ernest George, this building was built in the early 20th Century. Set in a beautiful garden, this house is beautifully designed with the finest attention to detail. The house has a large collection of rarest artifacts. Olveston has engaging tours which are quite informative of the life of the aristocratic family who inhabited here. the place is open throughout the year.
The steepest street in the world, according to Guinness book of world records, has this tourist shop which is visited by a large number of tourists. Visitors can buy a certificate from this shop to prove their visit to this extreme location. You can pick from a wide-range of souvenirs, soft toys, post cards, clothing and accessories. On a visit to Dunedin, World's Steepest Street (Baldwin Street) and its shop, both, should not be missed.
Declared by the New Zealand Garden Trust as the Garden of National Significance, Glenfalloch Woodland Garden has been in existence since 1871. It is situated in a serene and tranquil locale along the Russel creek and is a habitat for variety of bird fauna. A walk on the pathways of the garden will take you through the exotic species of flowers such as magnolias, azaleas, rhododendrons along with trees and shrubs. The Matai Tree, which is more than 1000 years old, is a major attraction for the visitors in the garden. An ideal place to enjoy your cup of tea at the licensed cafe inside the garden.
Built in the 19th Century, this mansion is an arresting spectacle of Neo-Gothic architecture. The interiors of the castle has well preserved adornments and artifacts of its owners. The nine piece totara knot suite is the centerpiece The course of the castle's journey to history is well portrayed. There are guided tours available. The castle has accommodation facilities in its premises. Larnach Castle is used for functions and weddings as well. Check the website for further details.
This nature reserve is a colony of Albatrosses. The center is a breeding ground for the birds who love the wild peace and are uncomfortable to the noisy urban life. The center has a variety of interactive wild life displays and tours to engage the visitors. There is also a cafe and a souvenir and book shop housed in the center. Those who visit the Royal Albatross Centre will not forget the sight of the ascending Albatross for a long time.