Port Chalmers is a very independent satellite of Dunedin. All port movements, both people and goods/product pass through this very efficient port destination. The early heritage of a long term port facility is very apparent in this quite dynamic town.

The Port is situated 12k from Dunedin and is serviced by rail and a good road that quickly feeds into the heart of Dunedin.

Most of Port Chalmers' economic activity centres on the container terminal. Fishing, of historic importance, is now only a small part of the economy. The creative arts are also important to the town's economy; Port Chalmers and the surrounding suburbs of Careys Bay, Roseneath and Sawyers Bay have a thriving arts community, and the town is regarded as a haven for alternative life stylers that a stroll in the town quickly delivers.

The township has recognised the value of its ‘old’ buildings and the historic factor and preservation is a fantastic tribute.

The Museum is a great maritime experience and if this your stuff allow plenty of time.

The churches, particularly the Presbyterian are a giant cathedral affair.

The Hotels have magic design/period factors to delight in.


And, the treatment of the two War Memorials is highly respectful and distinctly recognizes the two major war conflicts.

If you delight in the maritime allow a minimum of half a day plus coffee and drinks.



Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store   Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities   Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club   Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding   Golf Course