My husband and I booked our own shore excursions instead of going on those offered by Holland America on our November 2015 NZ/Australia cruise, and this tour turned out to be the highlight of our trip. Our excellent pilot, Nick Hoyle, with Paravion Wilderness Tours, changed our itinerary to avoid some possible weather problems, and how grateful we were to have smooth flying conditions. It was a thrill to land on an open field on Maria Island, and then Nick led us on a walk and provided a picnic of hot drinks and some snacks. We got within a few feet of a calmly grass-munching wombat. On our flight back to Hobart, Nick spotted some whales, which we would have completely missed, and took us right over them for a closer look. Wineglass Bay and the cliffs of Pillar were magnificent. It was a splurge well worth it.
Small group was great with our guide, Bruce. We saw spectacular scenery and had an optional drop off in town where we shopped and visited the Cadbury factory.
Very informative guide excellent stops for photo opportunities. A great time was had by all.
This small bus group had a wonderful time exploring Dunedin. The weather was superb. The scenery was fantastic driving to the old Railway Station, throughout the town and along the beaches. We saw two male sea lions basking on the sands, many beautiful birds and mother/father and their ducklings throughout the tour. Daniel, our tour guide was very informative, polite and above all friendly. Thank you for a great tour of Dunedin.
We took the afternoon trip and our driver met us in Dunedin, which worked out well. The trip to the Otago Peninsula is breathtaking. We walked out through a reserve to some spectacular views, and then drove down to a beach and along the shore. We saw lots of birds, but no seals. It was a beautiful excursion and we enjoyed the walking.
Had a great tour of the area. The small bus went everywhere and the tour guide, Mark, was very informative. We highly enjoyed this tour.
The tour around Dunedin was very good lots of info from Chris who was very knowledgible about both the city and the surrounding countryside
This was a brilliant trip. The guide was fantastic and went beyond to make this tour amazing. I would highly recommend this trip. It was a small group of 7 which made this trip very flexable. Well done viator
This tour was a good value. We got to see much of Dunedin and many sea lions and seals on the Otago Peninsula. The tour guide was exceptional.
Excellent excursion. The sights were fantastic. Very enjoyable.
Tour was great! Be warned though, the drive is long and very curvey. If you are prone to motion sickness do not take this tour.
The Otago Peninsula was an absolute highlight! Did not expect to see Sealions and Penguins up close. Our guide was friendly, informative and it was a great experience to be in a very small group tour. One of the best shore excursions we did in New Zealand whilst on a cruise ship recently.
tricia_biddulph United Kingdom
Tour was fantastic. Our guide Chris certainly knew his stuff, he presented and spoke very well. We enjoyed this and would certainly go again.
Cadence D Australia
We took this tour because we were visiting Dunedin for 1 day on a cruise and had limited time. We have visited Dunedin previously however we saw sights of the Otago Peninsula on this tour that we had not previously seen. We saw sea lions and seals basking on the beach. It was a wonderful tour and we recommend anyone visiting Dunedin consider this tour as part of their itinerary.
Visited December 2014
Great trip. Our guide Chris was very informative and gave us a great tour. Joe
Murray T New Zealand
Chris the driver was great and we were well and truly back to our cruise ship on time after seeing many different views and nothing was too much for him to do.
Thank you for our tour of Dunedin and Otago Peninsula.
Our tour guide was great and was very helpful and informative.
We would recommend your company to our friends.
Really got the feel of Dunedin getting out of the city and seeing its beautiful nature. Our guide was friendly and answered everyone's questions. They were a little disorganized at the Port but the tour made up for this. Would recommend this tour to anyone as a shore excursion.
The small tour was well organized and the driver gave a good commentary en route. Stops were interesting but no pelicans or albatrosses on a different tour.
The Otago Peninsula is spectacular scenery. Overall a very pleasant afternoon.
Loved our final stop at a beautiful beach where we saw two sea lions napping on the beach.
Enjoyed this activity very much - wandering along a beach looking for (and finding) fur seals on an otherwise deserted beach was everything we had hoped for.
We had taken an earlier trip to downtown Dunedin, so when our tour bus came we did not spent
too much time in the city.
Our first stop was at an overlook of the area ad then on to the Otago Peninsula. We loved the
scenery and made a lot of stops on the way to take pictures. We did not see any wildlife, I guess
it was to early in the season or perhaps because it was a very cold and windy day.