Leviathan Heritage Hotel Dunedin

Dunedin Tourism
Dunedin is the second largest city in the South Island, located at the head of a large harbour on the Otago Peninsula. The Otago Peninsula is known for its natural beauty and diversity of wildlife, while Dunedin is a centre of learning, libraries, museums and galleries.
Home to the Royal Albatross and the rare yellow-eyed penguin, the Otago Peninsula is only forty-five minutes journey from the Leviathan Hotel. For guests exploring Dunedin, the Otago Peninsula and further afield , the Leviathan Hotel arranges tours to a wide variety of heritage and beauty spots around the town and province.

Royal Albatross Colony.
Taiaroa Head, Otago Peninsula - open daily except Christmas Day.

Monarch Wildlife Cruises.
Daily departures from Corner Wharf and Fryatt Streets. Experience Tairoa Head and its wildlife from the beauty of the Otago Harbour.

Larnach Castle.
Open daily for guided tours, Larnach Castle (or the Camp) on the Otago Peninsula was built in 1871 and houses a large collection of New Zealand antiques.

Taieri GorgeRailway.
Leaves from the Dunedin Railway Station, three minutes walk from the Leviathan Hotel. This scenic trip takes in mid-nineteenth century engineering and rugged scenery.

Speights Brewery Tour
Less than ten minutes walk takes you to the Speights Brewery where daily 90 minute tours are conducted.
The Olveston Experience.
A glimpse of Dunedin's lifestyle at the turn of the twentieth century when the Leviathan Hotel was still young.

Toitu - Otago Settlers Museum.
Just across the road from the Leviathan Hotel, this museum is a reflection of Otago's rich heritage and vibrant history.

Catlins Coastal Link.
Explore the Catlins Coast along the Southern Scenic Route. One or multi-day options leaving the Leviathan Hotel.

Otago Museum.
Begin your journey in Southern New Zealand at Dunedin's most visited attraction - Otago Museum.

Woodlands Motels and Apartments.
Purpose built, spacious self contained one and two bedroomed motels and apartments. 

Harington Point Motels
Adjacent to wildlife and beaches on the Otago Peninsula

Things to do in Dunedin

There are a lot of activities, places of interest and things to do while you stay with us in Dunedin. Below are just a small selection.

Special Interest Tours

  • Cadbury World
  • Baldwin Street - World's steepest street
  • Speights Brewery
  • Taieri Gorge Railway

Museums and Galleries

  • Dunedin Public Art Gallery
  • Hocken Library
  • Otago Museum
  • Otago Settlers Museum

Wildlife Tours

  • Albatross Colony
  • Karitane
  • Orakonui Nature Reserve
  • Penguins
  • Seals, sea lions
  • Sinclair Wetlands

Buildings and Heritage

  • Settlers Museum Historic Building Tours
  • Disappearing Gun Fort Taiaroa (1886)
  • Larnach Castle
  • Olveston
  • Otago Boys High School
  • Railway Station
  • University of Otago
  • Northern Cemetry
  • Tunnel Beach


  • Bars and Clubs
  • Casino
  • Concerts
  • Eating Out
  • Movies
  • Shopping
  • Theatres - Live

Trips by car

  • Catlins
  • Central Otago - Queenstown/Wanaka
  • Karitane Coast Road
  • Moeraki Boulders
  • Stewart Island

Swimming Pools

  • Moana Pool
  • Physiotherapy Pool
  • St Clair Hot Salt Water Pool

Beaches / Surfing

  • Brighton - Family Beach
  • Long Beach - Family Beach
  • St Clair - Bodysurfing and board riding
  • St Kilda - Bodysurfing and board riding
  • The Mole - Board Riding
  • Potato Point - Board Riding
  • Warrington - Family beach, body surfing


  • Caledonian Ground
  • Carisbrook - House of Pain
  • Dunedin Centre
  • Edgar Centre
  • Various other grounds and venues
  • Chisolm Park Golf
  • St Clair Golf Club
  • Balmacewan Golf Club


  • Bethunes Gully
  • Botanic Gardens
  • Flag Staff
  • Frasers Gully
  • Green Belt
  • Historic Buildings of Central City
  • Mount Cargill organ pipes
  • Signal Hill
  • University of Otago
  • Ross Creek
  • Tunnel Beach

Walking Distance Times to Leviathan (approx)

  • Settlers Museum
1 min
  • Law Courts
1 min
  • The Railway Station
2 mins
  • Cadburys Chocolate Factory
4 mins
  • The Octagon, Art Gallery or Visitors Centre
5 mins
  • Monarch Cruises (Via walk bridge)
10 mins
  • Speights Brewery
10 mins
  • Dunedin Public Hospital
10 mins
  • University of Otago
15 Mins
  • Otago Museum
15 Mins
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