Saturday, 29 December 2012

Discovering Otago Museum and Otago Settlers Museum in Dunedin (Day 4)

I as well as Yen wanted to make the most of the day; hence we went to visit Otago Settlers Museum and followed by Otago Museum after the tour of Cadbury World.

We’re educated about the past and beauty of Dunedin from the Otago Settlers Museum which is established in 1898. We learned the people by visiting the Smith Gallery that displayed hundreds of image collection of settlers and their descendants.

Image collection at The Smith Gallery

The Transport Gallery is another gallery in the museum that demonstrated the changing in transportation influenced by technology. There’re a range of classic cars, motorbikes and bicycles exhibited in the gallery for visitors to enjoy.
A displayed penny farthing that visitors can ride

A tram service used in the past

There’re also some temporary exhibitions organized in the museum. The one we sightsaw was the Fabulous Frocks II exhibition. We had a chance to view all those bygone women glorious gowns included the wedding gowns, evening and day dresses.

Otago Settlers Museum

Location: 31 Queens Garden, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand

Tel: (03) 4775052

Opening hours: 10am – 5pm daily except Christmas Day & Good Friday

Admission is free.

Otago Museum is another world class informative museum that we loved to spend time in. A wide range of outstanding collections, excited exhibitions and events inspired the visitors included me and my friend. For instance, we gained the understanding of the prominent world archaeological treasures such as Egytian Mummy and Ancient Greek Pottery in the People of the World Gallery. Besides, we also discovered the Maori culture by exploring the Tangata Whenua Gallery.

There’re many other parts in the museum such as Pacific Culture Galleries, Maritime Gallery and Animal Attic that worth your visit, so don’t miss them!

Otago Museum
Location: 419 Great King Street, Dunedin, New Zealand.
Tel: (03) 474 7474
Opening hours: 10am – 5pm daily except Christmas Day
Admission is free except guided tours and special exhibitions.

Monday, 10 December 2012

Touring Cadbury World in Dunedin (Day 4)

When we just arrived in Dunedin, the first tour I visited with Yen was the famous chocolate factory in Dunedin - Cadbury World.

Cadbury World is just located in the Dunedin city centre

Cadbury buildings

The latest fee for a Chocolate Full Tour ticket is $20 per adult. I actually still keep my own Cadbury ticket and it showed that I went for the tour at 3pm on 21st May 2008 with the price $16.

You can opt for Full, Shortened or Centre Tour. For Factory Tour, you are allowed to visit all parts which consist of the visitor centre, guided factory tour, retail store, chocolate fall and also the threatre presentation. The duration for Factory Tour is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Part of the bouncy display at the Cadbury World Visitor Centre
It costs $14 per adult for the Shortened Tour. The tours only last for 45 minutes and it operate on weekends, public holidays and when the factory has no production. As for the Centre Tour, the tours take about 10 minutes. There's no factory visit, so it only costs $5.
At the visitor centre, you'll be amazed with the chocolate themed displays and learn about the development of chocolate and Cadbury through the ages.

We also followed the tour guide to outdoor and viewed the interesting vintage trucks in Cadbury theme. While at outdoor, the tour guide explained more information about the Cadbury buildings to us.  

Vintage trucks in Cadbury theme
Unlike other typical factories, this chocolate making factory is clean and fun. Remember to take some chocolate samples along the tour. Among all the demonstrations, the Purple Silo was the most attractive part to me. A tonne of liquid chocolate dropped from a 5 storey height in front of our eyes, it's so amazing! 
Before we left, we had a chance to buy some favourite Cadbury chocolates and merchandise at the retail outlet.
All sorts of chocolate and merchandise are displayed at Cadbury World Retail Store

Both of us spent a great time at the Cadbury World and brought some chocolates back.
My Cadbury chocolate bars :D

Cadbury World
Free phone: 0800 223 287
Location: 280 Cumberland Street,
                 Dunedin, New Zealand.