Sunday, 20 January 2013

Exploring Hockey Gallery, University of Otago and Dunedin Railway Station in Dunedin (Day 5)

It’s raining since the early morning. We planned to visit the Dunedin Botanic Garden but it seemed not the good timing. Therefore, I suggested visiting the indoor gallery to escape the rain for a period and Yen agreed. We unintentionally came to the Hocken Gallery which exhibited the Hocken Collections. The pictorial collections incorporated the artworks from the centuries ago until present-day.
A World of Art: The Pictorial Collections IN THREE CHAPTERS exhibited in the Hocken Gallery

Cloud, Hill and Claudia by Robin White

Children at Breakfast Time by Michael Smither

Hockey Gallery
Location: Corner of Anzac Ave & Parry St, Dunedin.
Tel: 03 4798871
Opening hours: 9am - 5pm Weekdays except Tuesday
                           9am – 9pm Tuesday
                               9am -  12pm Saturday

Later, we took a tour to the University of Otago when the rain got lesser. It’s a striking historical building established in 1869. In fact, the University of Otago is the oldest university in New Zealand. Another interesting fact about this university is it’s the first university in Australasia that allows ladies to study a law degree, according to Wikipedia.

Next, we drove to the New Zealand’s most photographed building – Dunedin Railway Station. This heritage building was built from 1904 – 1906 in Flemish Renaissance style. When you arrived in Dunedin, you’ll certainly see this railway station at the Anzac Square.

Dunedin Railway Station

A garden at Anzac Square is just in front of the station

The Renaissance architecture can be seen at the interior of the building
Mosaic floor design at the interior of the booking hall

At the night, we stayed in another accommodation, Penny’s Backpackers. I liked the cozy and comfortable environment the hostel provided. All in all, it’s another great BBH budget hostel in New Zealand.

Penny’s Backpackers
Add: 6, Stafford Street, Dunedin 9016.
Tel: (03) 477 6027