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Top Dunedin & The Otago Peninsula Luxury & Special Occasions
This tour really did a good job of covering all the highlights of Dunedin. The refuge for the yellow eyed penguins was especially interesting. The reason for 4 instead of 5 stars was the mini bus itself had relatively small windows and not very comfortable seats.
Travel with a small group to explore the city of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula. Get personalized attention from your guide and enjoy an intimate atmosphere with your fellow travelers as you hit all the highlights, such as Larnach Castle, Penguin Place, the Octagon, the Dunedin Rail Station, the University of Otago, and more. Along the way, listen to engaging commentary from your guide and enjoy the opportunity to ask questions.
It was a beautiful day in Dunedin. We met our guide Glenn and he gave us a great tour of the town, but when we got to the train station we learned there was a derailment and we wouldn't go any further on our excursion. Glenn did a good job of showing us the other sites but disappointed we didn't get to experience the train.
Ride the Taieri Gorge Railway on a 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.
Dunedin Shore Excursion: Small-Group Tour of Dunedin
Loved this tour.
, Jan 2020
Great tour of Otago Peninsula and Dunedin city sights. Our guide Scott was knowledgeable and fun. Scott pointed out several birds that we would not have seen otherwise and certainly would not have known what they were without his help. Highly recommend this tour that included time at the railway station - go upstairs to the art gallery, and a walk on the beach to see sea lions.
Venture to Dunedin and escape the crowds when your ship pulls into port. You'll visit beaches on the scenic coastline and learn about the impressive architecture of New Zealand's oldest city on this shore excursion. Stop at several lookouts and search for wildlife in the Otago Peninsula.
Sitting on the top of the Otago Peninsula, Lanarch Castle is a popular Dunedin curiosity. When you visit, don’t just pop in and out as part of a large tour group – on this small-group tour to the Castle, spend over two hours exploring the historic central building and its nationally-recognized gardens. Learn about the Castle’s rich history from your guide, and with only a handful of people in your group, get answers to all your questions without any risk of being ignored.
Take in the sights, sounds, and smells of New Zealand's most beautiful city while experiencing the thrill and excitement of being on a V8 trike.
This informative tour will travel past Dunedin's most iconic heritage building's before heading out on to the Peninsula where you will enjoy breathtaking views of the Otago Harbour and Dunedin's beaches. The tour stops on the Peninsula to allow for photos of the scenery and the trike.
This tour is a fun and exciting way to escape the crowds and get a feel for City and the Peninsula. It will also sure to make you the envy of your other cruise ship passengers.
Moeraki Boulders are a unique geological occurence which amaze the many thousands of tourists that visit every year.
Our tour gives our guests more flexibility than a larger group tour, and we frequently adapt to ensure that you get the best experience to suit your specific requirements.
Our guides have been living and touring the lower South Island our whole lives, and are very knowledgeable and eager to share their love for the Otago region.
Observe yellow-eyed penguins in their nesting habitat on a small-group tour from Dunedin to the Otago Peninsula. Hear informative narration about this wildlife sanctuary and enjoy great photo ops from various lookouts. First, take a sightseeing tour of Dunedin’s main landmarks including the University of Otago and Dunedin Botanic Garden. Upgrade your experience with a 1-hour stop at the Royal Albatross Center for a look at a royal albatross colony nesting area with a specialist guide. Includes pickup and drop-off from your hotel or cruise port.
On the wildlife cruise part of your tour we go in search of albatross, seals, penguins and many other species. We usually see between 12 and 18 species of animal. You will be given a wildlife sheet before you leave us so you can remember all ofthe animals youve seen.
We aim to get close and low with the animals.
The vessel is fast, comfortable and a custom build.
There is a bathroom onboard and a heated cabin.
Your free time in Portobello can be spent however you like. By hiring an electric bicycle to explore the area more fully, a museum visit, shopping in the local village or by strolling and picnicking. You have plenty of time to enjoy it.
Immerse yourself in the vivid natural beauty of the Catlins on this private day trip from Dunedin. See this South Island wonder through the eyes of a local guide who has access to public conservation lands. Set your gaze on remote vistas where waterfalls, golden beaches, coastal rainforest and rare New Zealand wildlife can be found. This personalized tour offers insight about early European settlers and the indigenous Maori inhabitants.
Take a whirlwind tour of inner city Dunedin on a Segway, which allows you to cover much more ground than you would on a walking tour. Your guide will teach you how to safely and skillfully operate the two-wheeled, self-balancing, electric scooter and then you're off. Learn about the history and culture of Dunedin through your guide's commentary while passing highlights such as the Exchange, the Chinese Gardens, and the Toitu museum.
Small group tours, fast custom built vessel. Comfortable, warm, partially enclosed.
On our tour.....
-Approx 2 hours duration, if joining from Portobello, or 1.5 hours if joining from Port Chalmers.
-Travel from the most scenic part of the harbour, pass by the historic Quarantine Stations and old hulks.
-See and learn about the fishing boats, workboats, dredges and ships as we pass Port Chalmers and Careys Bay.
-View wading birds and look for penguins and shags as we cruise past roosting and feeding areas.
-See/learn about the historic pilots houses, search light and gun emplacements and the old whaling stations.
-Take the time to cruise around Taiaroa Head, exploring the shallow bays to view fur seals and nesting colonies of shags, albatross and much more.
-Sometimes we venture out to sea and we may view oceanic sea birds, marine mammals such as dolphins or sea lions.
-Bicycle hire can be added by contacting us.
Larnach castle and the gardens that surround are the most popular attraction for cruise ship passengers in Dunedin.
So is the albatross and the other rare and unique wildlife.
See the best of Dunedin and spend your time wisely.
This is the only tour in Dunedin that does not double back, to travel the same route on its return.
You will travel by road one way and by ferry the other.
Do something a little different with your evening in Dunedin – get away from the bars and the restaurants for a night-time trek to see some of the city’s local glow-worm populations. See these glittering bugs and their glistening webs in hidden areas of North Dunedin’s Woodhaugh Gardens, an undisturbed slice of nature in the midst of the city. There’s plenty of time and space for photo shoots, whether you’re using a cellphone or a professional-grade camera with a tripod.
This PRIVATE tour is designed to offer you the best value, comfort and flexibility where you get to see popular destinations along the way toward the Otago Peninsula.
Experience the best of Dunedin with Dunedin Private Tours on a private tour tailored to each and every customer. You will visit the most popular tourist destinations in Dunedin with a happy, friendly and knowledgeable driver in a new, clean and very comfortable vehicle. We can also accommodate larger groups with enough booking notice, please inquire with us.
- Experience the beautiful city of Dunedin in an exciting new way.
- See the sites and visit local establishments as you take part in an immersive narrative.
- Navigate your way through the city by deciphering a trail of clues sent to your phone.
- Discover the city from a unique perspective you won't find anywhere else.
- Work together with your group of two to five people, and uncover the mystery of each story.