Discover Our History

Established in 1858, the Dunedin Club is a beautiful heritage building set within large grounds.

Historic image of the Dunedin Club

The Dunedin Club has a distinguished history which stretches back to the pioneers of the 1850s.

Historic image of Dunedin

In 1848 the two settler ships John Wickliffe and Philip Laing berthed at Dunedin, bringing Otago's first European migrants.

Historic image of The Dunedin Club

Ten years later, a group of entrepreneurs founded The Dunedin Club in rented premises in Maclaggan Street.

Outside The Dunedin Club
Image of John Jones - black and white

The premises which the club occupies today were built by the colourful whaler, run holder and businessman John (Johnny) Jones in 1867. In 1874 the Club purchased Jones's Fernhill property.

Image of the grounds and fountain at The Dunedin Club

This historically significant building is a dignified example of mid-Victorian colonial architecture, set in spacious, landscaped grounds.

Our Facilities

The Dunedin Club has plenty of options for your next venue hire, whether it's for a Member, a guest celebrating an important occasion, a business person hosting a meeting or for a bride-to-be, the Dunedin Club will always have something special to offer.