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Shore Excursion: Full-Day Ships Shore Excursions from DunedinFull-day Tours

Shore Excursion: Full-Day Ships Shore Excursions from Dunedin

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Make the most of your time at port in Dunedin with one of these customizable Dunedin shore excursions. Get your bearings at your own pace on a hop-on hop-off bus tour, or choose between outings to Larnach Castle and Gardens and the magnificent Taieri Gorge Railway. If desired, the shore excursions can be combined with some of Dunedin’s top sites, including Speight’s Brewery or the Olveston Historic Home. All shore excursions include pickup and drop-off at Port Chalmers.
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Dunedin Shore Excursion: Small-Group Tour of Dunedin and the Otago PeninsulaHalf-day Tours

Dunedin Shore Excursion: Small-Group Tour of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula

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Swap the cruise port for the Dunedin countryside on a half-day shore excursion that includes the Otago Peninsula. Your sightseeing tour covers highlights of the city center such as the Dunedin Railway Station, then travels to several village suburbs, stopping en route at scenic lookouts and for a beachside view of basking sea lions. Enjoy the personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 19 people.
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Shore Excursion: Dunedin City Highlights, Coastal Train and Castle GardenFull-day Tours

Shore Excursion: Dunedin City Highlights, Coastal Train and Castle Garden

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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.
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Amazing Guided City Highlights Tour

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Cover lots of ground in a short period of time during this 2-hour Segway tour of Dunedin. Ditch the glassed-in bus and the pavement-pounding walking tour in favor of this easy ride on an electric, self-balancing scooter. Your guide will teach you how to maneuver the two-wheeled scooter and then you'll take off to see the city's breweries, university, street art, and historical architecture. A small group of just five people means personalized attention and plenty of time to ask questions.
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Dunedin City and Coastal Views 3-Hour Small-Group Guided TourHalf-day Tours

Dunedin City and Coastal Views 3-Hour Small-Group Guided Tour

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Explore Dunedin highlights on a 3-hour, small-group tour that goes from the city's historic landmarks to the beaches of the Otago Peninsula. You'll see the University of Otago, the Dunedin Railway Station, and more, then continue to the beautiful Otago Peninsula, pausing for a walk on St. Clair beach and esplanade. Group size is limited to 13 people to ensure personalized service, and this tour includes pickup and drop-off at Port Chalmers, with departure times that are tailored to cruise ship arrivals.
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Larnach Castle & Gardens Tour from DunedinAttraction Tickets

Larnach Castle & Gardens Tour from Dunedin

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Discover New Zealand’s only castle with an excursion from Dunedin to Larnach Castle & Gardens. You’ll join a guided tour to learn the fascinating history of the castle and of William Larnach, who built the castle in 1871 for his beloved wife, then enjoy some time to explore on your own, strolling the sumptuous gardens or taking high tea in the castle’s ballroom. The basic tour includes entrance fees and round-trip transport from a central location in Dunedin, with multiple departure times available, or opt to upgrade with some exciting extras.
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Small-Group Tour of Dunedin CityNature & Wildlife

Small-Group Tour of Dunedin City

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Get a comprehensive look at Dunedin, New Zealand's oldest city. This tour takes you by minivan to the Octagon in the city center, past impressive architecture such as the Dunedin Railway Station, and along the coastline of the Otago Peninsula to escape the crowds. Journey with your guide and a small group to stunning lookouts and other points of interest.
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Dunedin Shore Excursion: Taieri Gorge Railway and the Otago Peninsula Day Trip from DunedinFull-day Tours

Dunedin Shore Excursion: Taieri Gorge Railway and the Otago Peninsula Day Trip from Dunedin

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When your cruise ship docks in Dunedin, take a full-day excursion that combines two South Island highlights: a scenic round-trip ride on the Taieri Gorge Railway, and an afternoon tour of the Otago Peninsula. The train steams from Dunedin to Pukerangi, passing through Taieri Plains and Taieri Gorge, and stopping en route for photo ops. Then dig your toes into the sand of Otago’s beaches and keep a lookout for marine wildlife.
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Iconic Shore Excursion: Dunedin City Highlights TourDay Trips

Iconic Shore Excursion: Dunedin City Highlights Tour

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Explore the city of Dunedin with a knowledgeable local guide who takes you to points of interest where you can stop and have a look around. See the Olveston House, Cadbury World and the University of Otago. Enjoy views of Otago Harbour from the lookout point on Signal Hill, and drive down steep Baldwin Street. Pickup and drop-off is available from hotels, the cruise port or the Dunedin Railway Station. Numbers are limited to 15 people for a small-group experience, with personalized attention from your guide.
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The Castle Cruiser - Dunedin's only locally owned daily trip to Larnach CastleHalf-day Tours

The Castle Cruiser - Dunedin's only locally owned daily trip to Larnach Castle

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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.
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1-Hour Segway Taster Experience

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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.
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Dunedin Shore Excursion: Small-Group Tour of DunedinHalf-day Tours

Dunedin Shore Excursion: Small-Group Tour of Dunedin

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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.
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Taste of Dunedin City Sights and Peninsula Nature Cruise Ship Shore ExcursionNature & Wildlife

Taste of Dunedin City Sights and Peninsula Nature Cruise Ship Shore Excursion

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Iconic city sights, coastal inlets and stunning harbor views are the highlights of this 4-4.5 hour tour, and it starts when we collect you from Port Chalmers, where you’ll meet your guide. We start with a scenic drive that takes in the location of where Dunedin first began for both the early Māori and European settlers, and a look at some of the beautiful iconic sites our city has to offer. We then head out for the Otago Peninsula which delivers spectacular views above the Otago Harbour before winding back down to sea level to arrive at scenic inlets frequented by wading birds. Hear commentary about the nature and the natural processes that shaped the land and learn about Māori, the first people to step ashore here. We’ll take a stroll along a stunning sandy beach where we are often lucky enough to glimpse New Zealand sea lions and fur seals. We finish our tour with a look at Baldwin street, the world's steepest residential street.
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Otago Peninsula Wildlife Day TourNature & Wildlife

Otago Peninsula Wildlife Day Tour

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Take a break from the city and head out to Otago Peninsula for this nature tour around undisturbed bush and native animal colonies. Instead of joining a tour with a guide reading from a script, learn all sorts of things about the local flora and fauna from your guide, a former Department of Conservation ranger with decades of experience in species management. Cruise around Taiaroa Head Nature Reserve, where royal albatross nest and breed, and keep your eyes peeled for fur seals, penguins and more.
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Dunedin Wildlife Cruise-(Allow 2 hours)Luxury Tours

Dunedin Wildlife Cruise-(Allow 2 hours)

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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. -Fully commentated. -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.
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Taieri Gorge Railway and the Otago Peninsula Day Trip from DunedinFull-day Tours

Taieri Gorge Railway and the Otago Peninsula Day Trip from Dunedin

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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.
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Dunedin Wildlife Cruise and Portobello Village-Cruise Ship Passenger-Half DayNature & Wildlife

Dunedin Wildlife Cruise and Portobello Village-Cruise Ship Passenger-Half Day

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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.
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Shore Excursion: Otago Peninsula Scenery and City Highlights TourHalf-day Tours

Shore Excursion: Otago Peninsula Scenery and City Highlights Tour

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When your cruise ship docks in Dunedin, take a full-day shore excursion to see the highlights of the city center and the natural beauty of the Otago Peninsula. View the stunning Dunedin Railway Station and other landmarks, drive along scenic Highcliff Road, visit the Royal Albatross Centre, and have the option to take a guided 1-hour historical walk or explore the downtown on your own.
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Dunedin City Highlights, Otago Peninsula Scenery & Albatross Guided TourHalf-day Tours

Dunedin City Highlights, Otago Peninsula Scenery & Albatross Guided Tour

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With this tour you will enjoy a small group experience with a personalised attention while discovering the beauty of Dunedin City and Otago peninsula. You will avoid wasting time waiting for a bog group to get on and off the bus. You will be introduced to the city in the best way, optimising time to see the highlights of the city, enjoying the most breathtaking scenery of Otago Peninsula via Highcliff road where the road for bigger buses is not suitable. You will have a 1 hour guided tour of Albatross Centre and discover all about these huge seabirds.
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Dunedin and Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour with Optional Larnach Castle VisitFull-day Tours

Dunedin and Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour with Optional Larnach Castle Visit

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Dunedin is a city full of culture and history and also conveniently close to wildlife reserves and unspoilt nature. See both sides of the city in one day on this small-group tour. Take in the central sights, such as the Railway Station and the steepest street in the world, Baldwin Street. Stroll through the manicured gardens of Larnach Castle on the way to the Otago Peninsula, home to albatross, seals, penguins, and sea lions.
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E-Bike (half day hire) Bike Rentals

E-Bike (half day hire)

Whether you’re a local, visitor from a cruise ship or tourist traveling to Dunedin, our E-Bikes can take you places you might not otherwise visit, especially on such as a unique place as the Otago Peninsula. We have an extensive cycleway network in Dunedin and many of our roads have dedicated cycle lanes which you can use. Ride along the dedicated pathway and cruise on to the cycle tracks that follow the Otago Harbour. Alternatively, venture into the CBD and see some of Dunedin's most iconic landmarks such as the Octagon, Chinese Gardens or Railway Station.
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Southern Skies Stargazing Tour in DunedinHalf-day Tours

Southern Skies Stargazing Tour in Dunedin

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Benefit from clear views of the southern sky at night on a star-gazing tour on the Otago Peninsula. Depart from Dunedin and head to Sandfly Bay and a rural farm. Your guide shares Māori stories about the celestial bodies, and serves up a light supper with hot beverages. When the conditions are right, this part of the rural coast is ideal for viewing the Southern Lights (Aurora Australis).
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E-Bike (full day hire)Bike Rentals

E-Bike (full day hire)

Whether you’re a local, visitor from a cruise ship or tourist traveling to Dunedin, our E-Bikes can take you places you might not otherwise visit, especially on such as a unique place as the Otago Peninsula. We have an extensive cycleway network in Dunedin and many of our roads have dedicated cycle lanes which you can use. Ride along the dedicated pathway and cruise on to the cycle tracks that follow the Otago Harbour. Alternatively, venture into the CBD and see some of Dunedin's most iconic landmarks such as the Octagon, Chinese Gardens or Railway Station.
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Dunedin Shore Excursion: Taieri Gorge Railway and City Sightseeing Guided TourDay Trips

Dunedin Shore Excursion: Taieri Gorge Railway and City Sightseeing Guided Tour

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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 Garden, stately homes and other historical sites of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula before you’re returned to the Dunedin port.
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