First Church of Otago, Dunedin

4.5
#3 of 8 in Historic Sites in Dunedin
Listed as a Category I structure by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust, First Church of Otago is a 19th-century Presbyterian church. As you approach the building, you can't miss the gorgeous Gothic architecture; enter to admire the rose window and impressive organ, accompanied by historical panels describing the area's religious history. Check the website for more information on regular services and special events, and be sure to stroll through the gardens around the church. Put First Church of Otago on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Dunedin online trip itinerary builder .
Create an itinerary including First Church of Otago
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
First Church of Otago Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
265 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • First Church of Otago is a real treasure. The exterior of the building is beautiful and the interior simply stunning. A beautiful mix of light and dark and fabulous stained glass windows.A wonderful o...  more »
  • It's close to the city centre, so it's a good idea to take a short walk around. The building is beautiful and the chapel is reverent.
    View original
Google
  • I was quite surprised to stumble upon this gorgeous building while walking around Dunedin. The church is absolutely stunning with it's many spires. I cannot speak to the inside, as a service was already in session when I arrived and I didn't want to walk in during the middle of it. If you are already having a walk around Dunedin, it's definitely worth a quick look.
  • One of the many churches in Dunedin and one of the few located near the Octagon. You should be able to find the church if you walk along the outer street of the Octagon, Moray Place. It's hard to miss since the top of the Church is full of spires. There is also a Heritage Museum on the premises. We only had time to get a few quick photos from the front but it did look like you could go inside to have a look around too.
Places to stay near First Church of Otago

Plan your trip to Dunedin

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Dunedin

View all >
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 1​h
4.2
Duration: 30​min

Kid-friendly things to do in Dunedin

4.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Side trips from Dunedin

4.1
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 8​h

Hidden gems in Dunedin

4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.1
Duration: 2​h
4.9
Duration: 4​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Wildlife in Dunedin

4.2
Duration: 2​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 4​h
4.7
Duration: 5​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in Dunedin

4.8
Duration: 6​h
4.2
Duration: 4​h
4.7
Duration: 4​h
2.1
Duration: 1​h 30​min