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Dunedin Gaol - Saturday Morning Guided Tours
Our popular Saturday morning tours start at 10.30am from in front of the old Prison located at 2 Castle Street, Dunedin.

The over 120 year old former Dunedin Prison is the only surviving Victorian courtyard style prison in New Zealand. It closed its doors in 2007. The Dunedin Prison Charitable Trust owns Dunedin Gaol and operates guided tours every Saturday morning from Labour weekend until Easter (subject to booking numbers and guide availability)

The tour outlines the history and use of the prison over its 120 years, incorporating tales of prisoners and visiting almost the entire space in the old prison, over its three levels.

Duration: approximately 1 hour.

Tour Cost: Adult $15 per person,   Child (at school) $5 per person

Access: There are many stairs and uneven surfaces to negotiate (there is no lift). This tour is not suitable for wheelchairs or walking frames.

Vehicle Parking: Sorry no parking available on site. Please use public parking.

R.O.A.R: The Dunedin Prison Trust reserves the right to restrict admission/limit tour numbers.

Tour Contact: Should you have any tour queries - please contact Peter Caswell, Tour co-ordinator Ph. 03 471 2268 during business hours.


Group tours are by arrangement only, and cannot be accommodated on Saturday morning tours.

Groups may be accommodated subject to special arrangements: Work groups, students, social clubs etc, wanting a tour are welcome to enquire.

Special Group bookings: School groups  Tour cost is $10 pp (min 10 people)
Corporate/other groups  Tour cost is $20 pp (min 10 people)

Dunedin Gaol
2 Castle Street Dunedin