Royal visit: Best vantage point, road closures

Police and a sniffer dog check the area between Toitu Otago Settlers Museum and the Dunedin Railway Station this morning. The Royal couple will visit the museum this afternoon. Photo Gregor Richardson
Police and a sniffer dog check the area between Toitu Otago Settlers Museum and the Dunedin Railway Station this morning. The Royal couple will visit the museum this afternoon. Photo Gregor Richardson
Royal-spotters hoping to catch a glimpse of Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, today will have their best chance at Dunedin Railway Station.

The Royal visit will involve closures and delays to traffic today. Click on graphic to enlarge
The Royal visit will involve closures and delays to traffic today. Click on graphic to enlarge
The Royal couple are due to arrive at the railway station at 1.45pm, before strolling to Toitu Otago Settlers Museum.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are scheduled to land at Dunedin Airport at 12.55pm from Wellington.

At 1.15pm, they will be greeted at Mosgiel Railway Station by Dunedin mayor Dave Cull, who will accompany them aboard a Dunedin Railways train to the city.

Prince Charles will visit Animation Research at 2.50pm while Camilla attends a literature event at the University of Otago.

The couple will then visit Orokonui Ecosanctuary at 4pm before returning to Wellington.

The weather forecast is for a sunny day in Dunedin, with a high of 14degC.

The day gets under way for the Royals in Wellington, where Charles starts his official engagements with a visit to Tawa Colleges where he is scheduled to see musical performances, sport demonstrations and a wool event.

At the same time his wife remains in central Wellington at Te Whaea, the National Dance and Drama Centre.

There she will meet drama and dance students there.


In Dunedin, the Royals' visit will involve closures and delays to traffic.

Affected roads

Closed 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Gladstone Rd South from west end of McGlashan St to east end of McGlashan St.

Closed noon to 3pm

Anzac Ave: In front of the Railway Station from Anzac Ave to Castle St.

Closed 1pm to 3pm

SH1 southbound: (Castle St and High St) from St Andrew St to Queens Gardens (detour available via Thomas Burns St, Wharf St and Strathallan St).

State Highway 88: From St Andrew St to SH1 southbound.

Bow Lane: From SH88 to SH1.

Stuart St: From SH1 northbound (Cumberland St) to SH1 southbound (Castle St).

Dunbar St.

Closed 1.15pm to 3pm

Thomas Burns railway footbridge.

Closed 1pm to 3.30pm

Dowling St: From Princes St to Queens Gardens. Delays 2.45pm and 3.30pm:SH88, the Port Chalmers highway.

Closed 4.30pm to 5pm

Blueskin Rd: From Purakaunui Rd to Borlases Rd.

Delays 4.45pm to 5.30pm

SH88 and SH1 southbound; road users asked to allow extra time, and avoid these areas if possible.

Closed

Dowling St car park 1pm to 3.30pm.

DCC car park north of Toitu Otago Settlers Museum all day.

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