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Dunedin Shore Excursion: Coastal Train and Olveston House

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Port Chalmers, New Zealand
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At a Glance

5 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English
When your ship pulls into port, relax on a sightseeing tour of Dunedin and take in the magnificent scenery of the Otago Peninsula by rail. Start your shore excursion with a guided 1-hour tour of the Olveston... More
When your ship pulls into port, relax on a sightseeing tour of Dunedin and take in the magnificent scenery of the Otago Peninsula by rail. Start your shore excursion with a guided 1-hour tour of the Olveston Historic Home, a 35-room mansion with fine art and furnishings. Then soak up the views of the Pacific Ocean during a 1.5-hour round-trip train journey. See the city highlights on an afternoon coach tour including steep Baldwin Street and St Clair Beach.

Highlights

  • Take a guided tour of the Olveston Historic Home
  • Ride a train along the seaside cliffs of the Otago Peninsula
  • See city highlights such as Baldwin Street and the University of Otago
  • Port pickup and drop-off included

What To Expect

Itinerary
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Pass By: Otago Peninsula, Dunedin New Zealand

Start your shore excursion with port pickup and board your comfortable coach for a sightseeing tour. Hear
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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Otago Peninsula, Dunedin New Zealand

Start your shore excursion with port pickup and board your comfortable coach for a sightseeing tour. Hear commentary detailing Dunedin’s history as you motor around the hilly city, which overlooks the Otago Peninsula.

Pass By: Baldwin Street: The Steepest
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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Otago Peninsula, Dunedin New Zealand

Start your shore excursion with port pickup and board your comfortable coach for a sightseeing tour. Hear commentary detailing Dunedin’s history as you motor around the hilly city, which overlooks the Otago Peninsula.

Pass By: Baldwin Street: The Steepest Street in the World, Baldwin Street, Dunedin 9010 New Zealand

Pass by Baldwin Street, considered the world’s steepest street, and get a glimpse of the harbour.

Pass By: University of Otago, 362 Leith Street, Dunedin 9016 New Zealand

View the University of Otago, the neoclassical Dunedin Town Hall and Renaissance Revival–style Dunedin Railway Station as well as opulent banks, theatres and 19th-century edifices.

Pass By: Dunedin Botanic Garden, Corner of Great King Street and Opoho Road, Dunedin New Zealand

See the beautiful Botanic Gardens of Dunedin City on this sightseeing tour.

Stop At: Olveston Historic Home, 42 Royal Terrace, Dunedin 9016 New Zealand

Join a 1-hour guided tour of Olveston Historic Home a 35-room mansion and gardens. A docent reveals the history behind this enchanting time capsule of one of Dunedin’s wealthy merchant families. Built in a Jacobean style, Olveston is decorated with original fine art and furniture collected by the home’s wealthy owners. Stroll past century-old trees and manicured lawns to the gardens.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Dunedin Railway Station, 3074332, Dunedin, 9016, New Zealand

Then board the coastal train which will journey along the coastline and to the hills overlooking your ship at Port Chalmers. Great photo opportunities to be had. It then travels to the small seaside settlement of Waitati before making its return journey back to Port Chalmers. The train will drop you back near the historic church in the Port Chalmers township.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Port Chalmers Wharf, 19 Beach St, Port Chalmers 9023, New Zealand

A short 10 minute walk back to the Port Visitor Centre, via the vibrant Port Chalmers village with a wide range of art & culture from potters and sculptors to painters, musicians, jewellers and fashion designers. Back to your ship by approximately 3.30pm.

What's Included

Dunedin sightseeing tour
Professional guide
Rail journey
Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
Port pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Port Chalmers, New Zealand

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name,
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Subject to available seats on train
  • Should your cruise ship timetable be indicating that you
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Subject to available seats on train
  • Should your cruise ship timetable be indicating that you will be berthing in Dunedin (Port Chalmers) at 10am or later, this does not preclude you from booking these tour options. The timetable will simply be altered to align with the cruise ships arrival time

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.


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Nothing exciting. Most of the time...
Donald D
, Feb 2018
Nothing exciting. Most of the time looking through fog. Interestingly the chairs swivelled in the opposite direction when the train travelled the returned journey. It stopped at the area of the cruise port and passengers walked a distance to get to their ship. I thought I saw a passengers train stopping at the wharf to pick-up passengers in the morning but this train did not.
Bus driver was fantastic.... loved...
Lisa U
, Jan 2018
Bus driver was fantastic.... loved Olveston House.... was disappointed with Coastal train wa told we could buy lunch on board as there was no time during the bus time. But they only had a sandwich or packet chips and chocolate bars....
In the Olveston house the people who...
Jason A
, Jan 2018
In the Olveston house the people who conduct the house tour didn't bother to check if everyone was there before they start the house tour.....then we are left outside and miss the house tour someone i know went for the house tour and said the history of the house interesting... For the train ride....... Not much to see.....a lot water and the trees blocking the view when you are on the train... the train go along and then it stops and the tour guide made us stand up so he could rotate the seats.... then the train travel back the same way in reverse .... The tour guide said there would be lunch provided on the train but there was only some tea and coffee... Someone I know bought a coffee and it was very very bad My advice.....if you are planning NZ holiday skip Dunedin
Interesting train trip with lovely...
barbara
, Jan 2017
Interesting train trip with lovely views. The staff were all very nice and helpful too. Olveston House was underwhelming but I guess we are spoilt for beautiful old houses in the UK and this was the best they had in Dunedin. Some of the content and furniture was also misdescribed - we had some real experts on our trip from the countries of origin. The house is basically a collection of things that some wealthy people bought on their world travels - its a real mix up and not necessarily of good taste.
The train ride was a virtual...
Sam
, Apr 2016
The train ride was a virtual duplication of the bus ride from the port.
Olveston house very interesting. Train...
Marion E
, Feb 2016
Olveston house very interesting. Train trip ok but not much to see.
The city tour was good but I was...
Rani
, Jan 2016
The city tour was good but I was disappointed the coastal train. Overall it is very nice tour.
Relaxed and well serviced. Friendly...
Roslynne U
, Dec 2015
Relaxed and well serviced. Friendly and informative staff.

Product code: 2950P56

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