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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.
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.
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.
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.
When your cruise ship docks in Dunedin, explore the cultural and natural landmarks of the city and Otago Peninsula on a small-group shore excursion. Customize your itinerary with popular options like Baldwin Street, St. Paul's Cathedral, Olveston House, Larnach Castle, and Koekohe Beach. Your guide can tailor the tour to suit your group’s interests, whether you want to spend more time in the countryside or city.
Whether you’ve just arrived on your cruise ship or you’re staying in Dunedin for a while, this customizable day tour can make sure you get to the places you’re most eager to see. Ditch the tight deadlines and shopping stops of a typical tour. Instead, choose from locations like Lanarch Castle, the Moeraki Boulders, Speights Ale House and the Otago Peninsula – the latter of which is home to a remarkable albatross colony.
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).
Discover the beauty and rich history of Muaupoko, the Otago Peninsula, through a unique cultural lens.Take a journey with us to uncover how the early Māori and European settlers to this land lived and thrived.
Māori, are of Polynesian decent, a sea faring people who travelled to Aotearoa, New Zealand, many centuries ago. Take a half day journey with Horizon Tours and let our guides tell you stories of those voyages, and how these resourceful settlers thrived in new lands surrounded by unfamiliar flora and fauna.Explore the Otago Peninsula and discover some of the iconic sights of interest as we drive along scenic coastal roads. Learn how early Māori lived, their customs and traditions. Hear how they interacted with European settlers, and how the two cultures created the landscape you see today.
We will visit iconic, yet ‘hidden gems’ of Dunedin’s urban nature. Explore and experience the sights and sounds of native bush, only minutes from the city centre.
Your guide will share stories about the unique properties of the many tree species such as kānuka, lemonwood and lancewood and explain how these were used by Māori and European settlers. As we wander beneath the forest canopy, listen for bird-song of iconic New Zealand native birds, including tui, kererῡ (wood pigeon), korimako (bell bird), and many more.
The perfect tour to unwind, relax and ignite your senses.
Experience real maori culture and explore the beautiful Waikouaiti River on our waka ama (outrigger canoe) or waka unua (double hulled canoe). Our experienced and knowledgeable guides will share the fascinating history of the Kati Huirapa people, the stories of the Karitane area and our local ecological restoration projects
Tour numbers are limited so that we can personalize your tour.
The tour length is two hours and includes tea, coffee and light snacks at our sunny premises. Tour start time is usually 10am. We will contact you immediately and offer a full refund of re-schedule if the time is later due to tides.
Join the locals.4th Saturdays morning walk & Talk an art precinct Summer/Autumn & Spring seasons.
Discover Dunedin’s fabulous visual arts. Always changing. Always evolving. Along with the literary art and music scene, Dunedin has developed a great fine visual arts sector. There is a significant collection of fine art galleries, ever changing exhibitions of emerging, mid-career and established artists, reflecting the creativity found in the Southern climes.