Olveston House is a twenty minute walk from the Octagon in the city centre, and is an absolutely worthwhile site to visit whilst in Dunedin!
The only way to see inside the house is to make a reservation to join a tour - their website outlines how to make the reservation, with a toll-free number so it's easy-peasy! The tour groups are small, which is great as you're able to really get inside all of the rooms and hear the guide properly. Our guide Kirsten was fantastic, she was really knowledgeable and friendly!
The house itself is almost completely in its original condition. Almost all of the furniture and items in the house are originals, and are located where they were when the family lived there. You get to fully explore both the family and servant's quarters, going all of the way into the rooms and really getting up close and personal, it's fantastic!
Once the tour is over, you're free to go outside and explore the beautiful gardens and see the original family care.
Definitely take the time to visit Olveston if you're in Dunedin!
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