Dunedin Railway Station - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama taken from the main hall of the Dunedin Railway Station. This is a fantastically tiled hallway with a splendid mosaic of an old steam railway in the floor.
Dunedin Railway Station - FURTHER INFORMATION
Dunedin Railway Station - Dunedin visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Dunedin Railway Station' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Otago.
Dunedin Railway Station is one of the most famous buildings in South Island of New Zealand. The magnificent Victorian railway station stands a short distance southeast of the Octagon in Dunedin on the edge of . It is the fourth railway station to serve the city, and the departure point for the Taieri Gorge Railway service which provides passengers with stunning views of the river gorges and mountain scenery. The Taieri Gorge Railway is very popular and booking in advance is recommended.
The foundation stone for Dunedin Railway Station was laid in 1904 and it opened in 1906. Designed by 'Gingerbread' George Troup, Dunedin Station is from local dark basalt rock from Kokonga in the Strath-Taieri, capped with lighter Oamaru stone. This gives the facade a striking pattern, as seen from Anzac Square out front. The booking hall contains a mosaic floor made of nearly 750,000 Minton tiles. A frieze of Royal Doulton porcelain runs around the balcony above it, which is open to the public and provides an excellent viewing platform for the floor. Today there are various art shops on the station's first floor.
The Dunedin Station platform is nearly 1km long, the longest station platform in New Zealand. Nearby was a railway bridge which was destroyed in a freak train accident in February 2008 when it was 104 years old. The panorama taken from the bridge is now historic.
Dunedin Railway Station (and Taieri Gorge Railway trips)
PO Box 140
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
The Dunedin Railway Station is on Anzac Avenue.