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Saturday 21 October
9am - 2pm

Viewing of JA1274, the last steam locomotive built in New Zealand.

Glass enclosure between Toitū Otago Settlers Museum and the Dunedin Railway Station.

Entry donations appreciated.

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017 22:51

30.02 North End Rowing Club Open Day

Saturday 21st October

All Day (from 8:00am)
Join the club's 125th Anniversary Celebrations at the Open Day! Have a go at rowing!

Official Season Opening at 12noon.

Visit the club at 54 Magnet St, Otago Boat Harbour Reserve.

(Return on Sunday for the Memorial Wreath Laying at 9:30)

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Dunedin Railway Station to Port Chalmers wharf and return with historical commentary

Saturday 21 October

Take the train to Port Chalmers and enter into the spirit of this historic seaport. Dress up as a pirate or in any other costume and enjoy activities, talks, guided walks, displays, performances, dancing, poetry, exhibitions and much more.

Train times:

Depart Dunedin Arrive Port Chalmers Depart Port Chalmers Arrive Dunedin
10.00am 10.30am 10.45am 11.15am
11.45am* 12.15pm* 12.30pm* 1.00pm
1.30pm 2.00pm 2.15pm 2.45pm
3.15pm 3.45pm 4.00pm 4.30pm


Note* - the 11.45am trip will go to Church Street - above Port Chalmers.

Phone us now on 03 477 4449 or come in and see us to make your booking.

Tickets available through Dunedin Railways, please call 03 477 4449 or drop by the Dunedin Railway Station to make a booking.


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Saturday 21 October
9am - 3pm

Explore Otago Harbour with IPENZ Engineering Heritage experts: the harbour channel from Aramoana to Dunedin, structures, vessels, Otago Harbour Board and Port Otago developments 1874 to 2016. Bring or buy lunch in Port Chalmers.

Otago Heritage Bus departs from the Station at 9am, near JA1274 locomotive.
$10 adult, $20 family (4 persons), online bookings recommended.

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Tuesday, 01 August 2017 05:14

33. Port Chalmers Maritime Museum

Saturday 21 - Sunday 22 October,

‘Last Port to Antarctica’, ‘Tale of a Seaport’ and ‘Early Harbour Ferry Models’.

Port Chalmers Museum, Beach Street, Port Chalmers


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Duration of festival.

 An easy drive along the Dunedin to Port Chalmers Road and on to Aramoana and the Mole.

Pick up a route map and heritage information brochure from Toitü Otago Settlers Museum.



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Friday, 30 November 2001 00:00

35. PORT CHALMERS DAY: Port Otago Open Day

Saturday 21 October
10am - 2pm

An opportunity to visit Port Otago’s cruise facility and Beach Street Wharf. See port activity close-up, listen to talks about the challenges of piloting large ships into port and go on board one of the tugs.

Entry via Port Otago’s cruise facility, Beach St, Port Chalmers.


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Saturday 21 October

10:30am - 4pm

Hop on board to look at the restored harbour ferry moored at Back Beach.

Entry by donation.

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Saturday 21 October
10:30am - 4pm

Visit the Port Chalmers Hotel, known as the Tunnel Hotel. The original establishment was built before the Scottish early settlers arrived. Enjoy the fascinating history and memorabilia with Licensee Fred Morgan. 

22 Beach St, Port Chalmers


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Exhibitions at Port Chalmers Town Hall, Grey St, and Library, Beach St

10:30am - 4pm

See the Town Hall photo display and the Library’s amazing art collection, which includes works by Ralph Hotere and David Elliot. FREE

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