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Dunedin Shore Excursion: Taieri Gorge Railway Tour and City Sightseeing

Board the Taieri Gorge Railway for a legendary trip on this train-lover’s shore excursion from Dunedin, which includes a 2-hour sightseeing tour by coach. You’ll journey by rail through stunning scenery surrounding the Taieri River, passing over century-old viaducts. Then see Otago University, the Dunedin Botanical Gardens, stately homes and other historical sites of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula before you’re returned to the Dunedin port.
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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Shore Excursion: Dunedin City Highlights, Coastal Train and Castle Garden

Combine top Dunedin experiences into a single day of sightseeing on a Port Chalmers shore excursion that includes a city tour, Larnach Castle Garden, and a 90-minute ride on a coastal train through the scenic Otago Peninsula. A flexible mix of guided and independent activities gives you the best of both worlds: you’ll get a fascinating, guided introduction to Dunedin highlights, but enjoy the freedom to explore on your own.
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$157.47 USD
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Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour

Peer at rare yellow-eyed penguins and visit nesting grounds of the northern royal albatross during a full-day tour of the Otago Peninsula and Dunedin. Spend your morning sightseeing in Dunedin’s city center, including highlights of the Octagon, followed by an optional visit to Larnach Castle. In the afternoon, immerse in the natural beauty of the Otago Peninsula and the scenic coast along Taiaroa Head. Numbers are limited to 19 people to allow for personalized attention from your informative guide.
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.27 USD
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Dunedin Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing with Olveston House Tour

See the central sights of Dunedin and visit the Olveston Historic Home on a shore excursion of Dunedin attractions. When your ship pulls into port, a professional guide escorts you through the city by coach. View the University of Otago, Dunedin Botanic Garden and stately historic buildings before a 1-hour guided tour of Olveston, which includes the mansion and its landscaped gardens.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$55.99 USD
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Dunedin, Otago Peninsula & Coastal Train trip tour

Experience the beauty of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula on this full-day tour with a small group. Enjoy the personalized attention and plenty of time to ask questions that comes with traveling in a small group. Travel in a minivan to several bays and beaches, then visit the Albatross Center for some independent free time. In Dunedin, visit the First Church, the Botanic Garden, and the Railway Station, among other highlights.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$132.98 USD
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Taieri Gorge Railway and the Otago Peninsula Day Trip from Dunedin

Ride the Taieri Gorge Railway on a 4-hour round-trip route from Dunedin to Pukerangi, and take a guided tour of the Otago Peninsula by minivan in the afternoon. The train steams through vivid South Island landscapes including the Taieri Plains and Taieri Gorge, stopping en route for photo ops plus a leg stretch in Pukerangi. Then dig your toes in the sand at Otago’s gorgeous beaches and keep a lookout for oceanic wildlife. Upgrade to include a gourmet boxed lunch.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.27 USD
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Dunedin Gardens and City Highlights Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of three of Dunedin's most beautiful gardens, take in the highlights of the city and enjoy a cafe lunch in a lovely bay setting. This 6.5 hour tour explores three of Dunedin's designated Gardens of International Significance -  the Dunedin Botanic Garden, the authentic Chinese Garden, and beautiful Glenfalloch gardens situated on the stunning Otago Peninsula. You'll also see the highlights of Dunedin City and enjoy lunch in the settlement of Portobello overlooking the harbour. Lunch with a hot drink, commentary from your local guide, and an easy, worry free pick-up and drop-off at your Port or hotel is all included in the tour price.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.28 USD
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Half day Private Tour of Dunedin City Highlights and Peninsula Scenery

Sightsee around Dunedin on a privately tailored tour that gives you the flexibility to choose your stops and duration. You’ll travel with ease aboard a Mercedes minivan during a scenic drive through the countryside. Check out the sights of Dunedin with specialized commentary and don’t miss a trip to the Otago Peninsula.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$349.94 USD
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Invercargill to Dunedin with Stewart Island Option

Make the most of your trip from Invercargill to Dunedin on a full-day excursion that explores the spectacular southern coast, with an optional side trip to Stewart Island including round-trip ferry tickets. As you travel from Invercargill to Dunedin you’ll pass through Bluff, Curio Bay, Catlins Conservation Park, and Nugget Point, the ideal route for spotting penguins, sea lions, dolphins, and miles of gorgeous scenery. This 11.5-hour trip departs from a central location in Invercargill and concludes in central Dunedin, with all transport by climate-controlled coach.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Dunedin Shore Excursion - Sightseeing, Larnach Castle, Chinese Garden & Museum

A unique opportunity to experience the very best Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula has to offer. This shore excursion combines sightseeing of Dunedin City and the Otago Peninsula with a guided tour of the stunning Larnach Castle and its grounds. Also included is Dunedin’s Chinese Gardens: an authentic Chinese Garden crafted by a team of artisans and craftsman from Dunedin’s sister city of Shanghai. Adjacent to the gardens, explore the Otago Early Settlers Museum with emphasis on the early settlement of Otago.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.48 USD
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