Welcome to Penguin Place, home of the Yellow-Eyed Penguin Conservation Reserve. Every penguin here has a personality: each is banded with a metal ring around the right flipper and they all have names. Each is thus known to us, each is protected individually and each life story is recorded. In the colony, the penguins are offered nest boxes that provide them with shelter, shade and the privacy they require for successful breeding, while allowing them to come and go to and from the ocean, enjoying a natural habitat.
Chipmunks Playland Dunedin
Welcome to Chipmunks, the indoor children’s adventure playground and café. Chipmunks is the ultimate place for children up to 11 years to go for entertainment and educational purposes. Our playland primarily consists of specialised play equipment of an extremely high standard, with protective matting and padding. We also have mazes, inflatable slides, flying fox, play stations, ball pools and a separate area for under 3s.
Taieri Gorge Railway
This is one of the world's spectacular, scenic rail trips! Departing daily from Dunedin's historic railway station, this half-day return trip takes you through the rugged and spectacular Taieri River Gorge, across wrought iron viaducts and through tunnels carved by hand more than 100 years ago. Children love the ride and our friendly staff help to make the trip exciting. Plus one child travels free with each paying adult!
Bowl Line Ten Pin Bowling
We provide 18 lanes of fun family entertainment for the young and the young at heart. All lanes have automatic bumpers for the young and those that are bowling challenged so no more gutter balls! We also provide lighter weight bowling balls to suit children, fully automated scoring, cafe and licensed bar and toilets on-site. Plenty of parking - open from 11.30am till late - an ideal outing the whole family can enjoy!
Gone Potty - Ceramic Painting Studio
Let your creative talents shine in Gone Potty's fabulously fun studio environment! Here you can enjoy some time out with mum or dad, better still bring the whole family for an entertaining weekend activity, or get a bunch of your friends together for some school holiday fun! Gone Potty provide you with everything you need; simply choose from their beautiful range of ceramics, then grab a paintbrush and let your creative talent bring to life your one-of-a-kind creation. Imprinting little hands and feet has never been so easy, the team will help you pick a ceramic that will provide you with a cherished keepsake to last a lifetime. They also offer kids' birthday parties, and with a range of party packages available to suit your budget, this will definitely provide you with a unique and memorable option to help celebrate your child's special day!
Megazone Dunedin is a complete entertainment solution whether it be for a family fun day out, school holiday entertainment with your friends or to be the host of your next birthday party. They offer a huge Laser Tag arena and maze that will have you immersed in a sci-fi experience that is both challenging and a whole lot of fun! There is also 12 holes of mini golf (great for the little ones too), pool tables and videotech arcarde games. With a cafe onsite as well as four private function areas that are available for booking at no extra charge, birthday parties just got a whole lot easier. Let these guys take the hassle out of all the birthday party planning and call them today to see what they can do for you to make your next celebration a special one.
The Dunedin Chinese Garden
A perfect miniature of a traditional Chinese landscape painting, it's origins come from a desire to celebrate the city’s Chinese heritage and its valuable sister city relationship with Shanghai. The Garden changes with the seasons and vistas and hidden corners appear unexpectedly so you see something different every time you visit. Bring a picnic, try some puzzles and games or simply wander and soak up the tranquility of the only authentic Chinese Scholar’s Garden in the Southern Hemisphere.
The World's Steepest Street
Baldwin Street, in Dunedin, is reputed to be the world's steepest street, with an average slope ratio of 1:5. It's steepest section has a gradient of 1:2.86 so for every 2.86 metres travelled horizontally, the elevation rises by one metre. The street is the venue for an annual event in Dunedin, the "Baldwin Street Gutbuster", every summer since 1988 (usually in February). This exercise in fitness and balance involves athletes running from the base of the street to the top and back down again. Since 2002, a further charity event has been held annually in July, which involves the rolling of over 30,000 Jaffas (spherical candy-coated chocolate sweets). Each jaffa is sponsored by one person, with prizes to the winner and funds raised going to charity.
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