- Dunedin sightseeing tour and visit to Olveston House
- See Dunedin's city center attractions on a double-decker bus tour
- Admire Otago University, the Botanical Gardens, beautiful homes and other historic buildings
- Learn about Dunedin's history and architecture
- Enjoy a 1-hour guided tour of Olveston House
- Choice of morning and aftermoon departure times
- Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
Listening to informative onboard commentary detailing Dunedin’s history, travel around the city center and discover how scenic Dunedin is built on a series of hills surrounding a volcanic bay, looking onto the Otago Peninsula. Then see how the city's buildings and roads ring the harbor when you visit the world's steepest street!
Head past Otago University, New Zealand’s first university, and drive past pretty sights like the city's neo-Gothic churches, Edwardian train station, neoclassical town hall, opulent theaters, imposing banks and other grand 19th-century buildings. Then see the beautifully landscaped trees and plants of the Dunedin Botanical Gardens before being driven to the edge of the city center to visit graceful Olveston House.
Your one-hour tour of Olveston House reveals the history behind this 35-room mansion, and details how it was built for a merchant and his family in the early 20th century. Built in a Jacobean style, and filled with the sumptuous furniture and ornaments collected by the home's wealthy owners, Olveston House is surrounded by century-old trees and manicured lawns. Take a stroll through the gardens before being returned to The Octagon by double-decker bus; from here board on the shuttle bus that will take you back to Dunedin port.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to the Dunedin port for your ship’s departure. In the extremely unlikely event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Reviewed by Karen B, April 2013
We had an excellent tour guide who has lived in Dunedin for years. We also enjoyed a semi- privated tour of the Olveston House. For the value, you get tour....
Reviewed by Marty P, April 2013
Tour was great, the guide was great, and Olveston House was terrific. We're so glad that we booked this excursion!