University of Otago Heritage Buildings Walks - Wednesday

Wednesday 25 September:  4.00 - 5.00pm

See Dunedin Gothic en masse and at its finest on the University of Otago campus with a walking tour of Heritage New Zealand’s listed places. Learn about the people that built these places, and the trials and tribulations of New Zealand's oldest university as it expanded.

Book a guided tour with local experts from Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga and Southern Heritage Trust.

Tours are limited so secure your place now.

Meet outside the University of Otago Visitors' Centre and Gift Shop at least 10 minutes before your selected tour is scheduled to begin.

Register: https://forms.gle/faoPZSRZuesRS3LC8

Walking Tours of Dunedin's Shoreline in 1865

FREE

Tour Times

10.00am - 11.00am

1:00pm - 2:00pm     

 

When the first Pakeha settlers stepped onto land next to the Toitu Stream in 1848 in a location near the top of today's Water Street, they were greeted with a shoreline which quickly rose upwards towards Dunedin’s hilly and forested flanks. The plan for the city devised in 1846 already considered reclamation of the harbour to provide more flat land for industry and government close to where ships would anchor or dock. Reclamation began immediately as the day-to-day workings of a new colony dumped anything they did not want or could not use into the harbour. Things dramatically changed in 1861 with the discovery of gold in Otago. From this date onwards, Dunedin expanded rapidly as people from all walks of life flooded into the city. Step back in time and walk along Dunedin’s shoreline in 1865 for a tour of early Maori and Pakeha Dunedin!

Book a guided tour with Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga's Dr Matthew Schmidt.

This is a popular tour. Tour numbers are limited so secure your place now.

Meet at the Exchange Plaza, 263 Princes Street beside the Tauraka Waka monument at least 10 minutes before your selected tour is scheduled to begin.

Register: https://forms.gle/UuA3JfThbdpfcDRP7

University of Otago Heritage Buildings Walks - Sunday

Sun 29 September  

FREE

Tour times:

11:30am - 12:30pm

3:30pm - 4:30pm

See Dunedin Gothic en masse and at its finest on the University of Otago campus with a walking tour of Heritage New Zealand’s listed places. Learn about the people that built these places, and the trials and tribulations of of New Zealand's oldest university as it expanded.

Book a guided tour with local experts from Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga and Southern Heritage Trust. Tours are limited so secure your place now.

Meet outside the University of Otago Visitors' Centre and Gift Shop at least 10 minutes before your selected tour is scheduled to begin.

Register: https://forms.gle/faoPZSRZuesRS3LC8