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Olveston Historic Home Guided Tour provided by Olveston Historic Home

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Overview
The Olveston Historic Home is a must-see attraction for any design enthusiast visiting Dunedin. Admire the elegant decor, art, and furnishings of this early 20th-century mansion as you follow a guide through some of its 35 rooms. The informative commentary offers visitors a deeper appreciation for the Jacobean-style architecture.
Highlights
  • Admission to the Olveston Historic Home is by guided tour only
  • Admire the fine 20th-century architecture, art, and decor
  • Learn about one of Dunedin’s most prominent families
  • Take your time visiting the seasonal gardens and gift shop
Important Information
Departure Point
42 Royal Terrace, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Duration
1h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Olveston Historic Home
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • To prevent damaging the wooden floors and original floorcoverings, visitors are asked to refrain from wearing stiletto heel shoes
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 15 participants per tour
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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dnaorion wrote a review Jun 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand73 contributions22 helpful votes
What a treat to look participate in a two hour extended house tour, our guide Kevin was very knowledgeable and present all the information in an easily understood manner. The bonus was a visit well below stairs, into the basement for a visit to the boiler rooms. The collection
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from ManagerOlveston, Manager at Olveston Historic Home Guided Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your lovely review. Kevin and the team love showing off this gem that belongs to the people of Dunedin. It is nice to hear the stand is up there with the homes of Europe.
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silbury2017 wrote a review Jun 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand2 contributions
The interior of this amazing 4storey homestead is mind blowing . Every room contains the most beautiful wooden furniture and paintings and is decorated to show how the family would have lived there. Perhaps I was most impressed by the dining room with table set for 10 and the
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from ManagerOlveston, Manager at Olveston Historic Home Guided Tour
Responded 4 weeks ago
We are so please you took the time to walk through the house with Annie so she could share her knowledge of the house and contents with you. Our guides take great pride in showing of this Dunedin Gem.
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kiwi_ovacz wrote a review May 2020
Tokyo, Japan7 contributions8 helpful votes
An excellent tour of this stunning stately home. Incredible art collection along with origination furnishings made it fascinating. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Her commentary was interesting and to the point. All questions were answered well. Would gladly take friends and
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Response from ManagerOlveston, Manager at Olveston Historic Home Guided Tour
Responded 2 Jun 2020
Thank you for taking the time to visit Olveston, the collection is quite stunning and the team enjoy sharing their knowledge of the home with all who visit. We look forward to seeing you and your guests when you return.
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Linda C wrote a review May 2020
Moorpark, California1,002 contribution501 helpful votes
Because we had rented a car in Dunedin, a port on our World Cruise, we were able to book a smaller tour for only five people. Because the tour offered by the ship was twice the number of people and was in and out of the house well before we finished our tour, I highly
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from ManagerOlveston, Manager at Olveston Historic Home Guided Tour
Responded 4 May 2020
Thank you, Linda C. Your review is like a breath of fresh air during these strange times of COVID-19. The team at Olveston take great pride in showing off our amazing gift from the Theomin Family and enjoy telling the stories behind the items in the house. Keep safe
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Toni D wrote a review Apr 2020
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Wonderful tour and very well kept home. Information of the history of the home and family were described in great detail by the guide.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from ManagerOlveston, Manager at Olveston Historic Home Guided Tour
Responded 6 Apr 2020
Thank you tonid472 we are very pleased you enjoyed your tour of Olveston, our staff from the housekeepers to the guides take great pride in looking after and showcasing this fantastic home. Keep safe Jan
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JuAucklandNewZealand
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Well worth the visit!
We were in Dunedin for the weekend and decided to see some of Dunedin’s highlights. Olveston House was sure worth t
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darren2008nz
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Great history ...
Wonderful tour with great staff in a stunning period property. Booking was easy online. This house is fascinating e
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LandC46
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Better than expected
The hour long tour by a thoughtful and considerate guide was full of treats. The house has a fascinating history ev
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Whitehavengirl43
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A Stunning step back in time
This beautifully maintained home of a Dunedin gentlman and his family is a very worthwhile place to visit in Dunedi
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84arlened
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A wonderful historic home
This home can only be accessed by a conducted tour. I booked at the I-site and got a taxi up there. (Dunedin street
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kiwikeen2020
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Wedding & Tour
We recently had a wedding here in the gardens of Olveston Historic Home. It was a beautiful day - everything in blo
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Richardbusa
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This place has a lot of history and he highly recommend
We absolutely loved the garden area, much much better than the castle! Really well looked after, it really wish we
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redjasper
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A charming house worth visiting
Olveston is a charming place with a fascinating history where everything is pretty much as it was when it was lived
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bakerjustin
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Well worth it!
Really interesting homestead that’s actually like a time-capsule. Everything inside the home was owned by the famil
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valeriehW6023HD
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Beautiful Place
We went to this magnificent house, everything left as if the family were still living there. The guide was very kno
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107kathrynm
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Lovely period residence in Dunedin
Olveston dates from more than 100 years ago but is wonderfully preserved, largely with original furniture and fitti
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kimbo123726
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One of NZs best kept historic homes.
Went there with no high expectations but have to say the house and gardens were of a really high standard! The outs
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longtermgolfer
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Lovingly keep to high standard
Went here as my wife had visited as a child, would put this up with some of the old manor homes we visited in Engla
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maureen f
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Fabulous place to see
Olveston is a 'not to be missed' place to visit in Dunedin. It's a marvellous house complete with many original fit
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Eli B
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Wonderful looksie into yesterday art patron’s historic home.
Wonderful example of a1906 family home of note, providing a window into Dunedin’s past. Book a guided tour. This fa
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  • Duration: 1h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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