CRUISE AROUND NEW ZEALAND–Port of Call: Dunedin

After sailing through the Fjords, we had four ports of Call–Dunedin, Akaroa, Wellington, and the Bay of Islands; we were scheduled for a stop in Tauranga, but high winds forced that port to close, so we had an additional day at sea.

Dunedin is a lovely small city with awesome architecture–the railway station is the most photographed building in New Zealand. The city had a distinctly Scottish feeling–including a bagpiper playing in the Octagon, the city’s transit center that is surrounded by cafes and retail establishments, a beautiful Anglican cathedral, and Municipal Chambers.

First view of Dunedin from our stateroom

First view of Dunedin from our stateroom

 

Famous railway station-don't know what that architecture is called, but it's striking

Famous railway station-don’t know what that architecture is called, but it’s striking to say the least

The Law Court, across the street from the railway station--another example of that beautiful architecture

The Law Court, across the street from the railway station–another example of that beautiful architecture

St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral

St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral

 

Municipal Chambers

Municipal Chambers

One side of semi-circle of cafes--The transit center is to the left of this picture, in the Octagon

One side of semi-circle of cafes–The transit center is to the left of this picture, in the Octagon

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