Local Attractions

Dunedin is a beautiful, historic New Zealand city, renowned for its architectural and wildlife attractions. At Carisbrook Motel, we offer a full Tour Desk service, where we can book you into (and advise you on) all that there is to see and do while you stay with us.

To browse some of the highlights now, click on the images below to be redirected to the tour’s website.

The Taieri Gorge Railway

The Taieri Gorge Railway trip is a spectacular half-day excursion into Central Otago, featuring stunning scenery and an on-board cafeteria serving such treats as warm scones with raspberry jam and cream.


Our very own Dunedin Speights Brewery offers daily beer-tasting tours, and don’t despair if you are not a beer fanatic, they also offer packages which include a hearty lunch or dinner at the well-loved Speights Alehouse restaurant, which is well worth visiting!

Larnach Castle

Larnach Castle sits on the Otago Peninsula, offering breath-taking views and a dizzying climb to the top of the tower. And to reward your efforts, there is a restaurant and working fireplace below in the old ball-room.

Royal Albatross

We are fortunate to have the only Royal Albatross colony in New Zealand here on our Peninsula, and if the timing is good, you will be treated to some over-sized chicks on the nest, or adult albatross flying overhead. Right underneath the colony is our old Fort Taiaroa, with its compressed-air-powered disappearing gun. A favorite for boys and men of all ages!

The Cadbury Chocolate

The Cadbury Chocolate Factory offers tours and special entrance to the Cadbury World store. The chocolate waterfall is certainly impressive, but the treats in your tummy are even better.