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First Church of Otago

415 Moray Place, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-477 7118
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Beautiful

I work very close to this church and having a window seat means I can stare at it all day! I look... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ekta69
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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From Scotland to Dunedin

Very friendly and helpful people in the First Church Heritage Centre .. Explained how Dunedin was... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Maureen B
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415 Moray Place, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I work very close to this church and having a window seat means I can stare at it all day! I look at it everyday and am still not sick of it. It's beautiful, there's so much history there. I've been inside and it's fabulous,...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Very friendly and helpful people in the First Church Heritage Centre .. Explained how Dunedin was established because of the disruption in Scotland . In the 18 hundreds the Presbreterian spilt because of a political divide . Some members decided to set sail and set...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Unfortunately, during my visit, the church was surrounded by scaffoldings but its structure still remained beautiful.

Thank alberto m
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Lovely historical church, this First Church is a historical, beautiful and prominent church in Dunedin. It is located in the heart of the city, very close, south of the city centre. The church is the primary Presbyterian Church. It is one of the most impressive...More

Thank santo t
Reviewed 11 May 2017

My wife and I stopped by the First Church of Otago while visiting Dunedin. We enjoy visiting churches when we travel and this one is no exception. We didn't make it inside but enjoying the view from the outside is worth at least a few...More

Thank Sandro M
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Being renovated but still open and a very friendly person who was able to give us some history. Love seeing history preserved.

Thank Jill S
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Another way of appreciating the spirit of the settlers is to visit this typical Scottish kirk - on the opposite side of the world! New Zealand's settlement is of course much more recent than that of the US and makes for a different experience. But...More

Thank Prestwood_Paul
Reviewed 6 April 2017

There are several interesting churches in Dunedin. One of the most interesting is certainly The First Church of Otago (presbyterian). Beautiful gothic revival style.

Thank dhonorez
Reviewed 6 April 2017

When we visited the alter was covered in scaffolding. The interior was nice to see with lovely wooden pews, and interesting stained glass windows. Two of the windows seemed to be of a totally different style and it would have been nice to know more...More

Thank AncalagonTheBlack
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Having read about this building and it being considered the most impressive of New Zealand’s nineteenth century churches, we included a visit on our do it yourself walking tour. The building does look imposing in its location and you can see the Norman architectural influence....More

Thank Lavarcham
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