Feb 12: City Drive, Olveston House & Botanic Gardens
There is much to intrigue you on this moderate half-day tour filled with Dunedin's treasured heritage. From its construction in 1904-06 to its bequeathal to the City of Dunedin in 1966 by Dorothy Theomin, only one family lived in the Jacobean-style Olveston House. It is this continuous heritage that provides such a unique glimpse of the era's privileged lifestyle. Your tour continues through the north end of town to the Dunedin Botanic Garden. Established in 1863, it hosts a variety of plant collections set amidst 72 acres of natural beauty. Explore the formal paths and discover 6,800 different species of plants from all over the globe. Along the way enjoy numerous city sights and enjoy photo stops at Dunedin Railway Station and the Octagon, two of Dunedin's best known attractions.