Otago attractions on top 10 list

Three Otago landmarks have been included in a New Zealand top 10 compiled by an international tourism website.

The Olveston stately home in Dunedin, Nugget Point in Balclutha, and the Skyline Gondola in Queenstown were all included in the TripAdvisor 2013 Traveller's Choice Awards of the Top 10 Landmarks in New Zealand.

The annual awards are compiled by TripAdvisor.com from the recommendations of millions of travellers worldwide listed on the company's site. The Skyline Queenstown gondola and luge topped the list, followed by Auckland's Sky Tower and Kaikoura's seal colony. Olveston was the only Dunedin attraction listed and the No 4 recommendation.

The museum category was won by Te Papa Tongarewa, with Otago Museum at No 8.

The top 10 New Zealand landmarks were: 1, Skyline Gondola, Queenstown; 2, Auckland Sky Tower; 3, Kaikoura seal colony; 4, Olveston, Dunedin; 5, Bridge to Nowhere, Wanganui; 6, Old St Paul's Cathedral, Wellington; 7, Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo; 8, Parliament Buildings, Wellington; 9, Nugget Point, Balclutha; 10, Cuba St district, Wellington.

- nigel.benson@odt.co.nz

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