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Baldwin Street Tours

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Baldwin Street
When walking up Dunedin’s Baldwin Street, don’t be ashamed if you need to stop and catch your breath for a while. After all, this short, steep, concrete street is famously known as the steepest street in the world, and thousands of visitors annually make the leg-straining climb to the top. With grades that reach up to 35 percent, the street astoundingly climbs 232 vertical feet over the course of only 0.2 miles. In fact, the street is so remarkably steep, that when it was first constructed in the mid-19th century, concrete was used in lieu of asphalt so that the tar wouldn’t melt and roll towards the bottom on the hottest days of summer.

Thanks to its superlative steepness and fame, Baldwin Street hosts a number of events that take place throughout the year. Each July, thousands of revelers gather at the bottom during the popular Cadbury Chocolate Festival, and thousands of chocolate candies are rolled down the entire length of the hill. In summer, committed runners sprint up the street during the torturous “Baldwin Street Gutbuster,” where endurance is required to run up the street, and balance for running back down.

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Baldwin Street is located in the North East Valley suburb about 2.2 miles from the city center. There is much needed drinking fountain at the top of the street, and once back at the bottom, a shop where you can buy a certificate of completion for conquering the famous street. 
Address: Baldwin Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Iconic Shore Excursion: Dunedin City Highlights Tour

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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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$50.62
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US$50.62

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

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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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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US$123.90
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US$123.90

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

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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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$57.37
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US$57.37
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Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour

Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour

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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 a visit to the gardens of Larnach Castle, with the option to go inside and buy lunch. 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.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$138.35
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US$138.35
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Dunedin Shore Excursion: Small-Group Tour of Dunedin

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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$50.62
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US$50.62
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Dunedin City and Otago Peninsula Small-Group Tour

Dunedin City and Otago Peninsula Small-Group Tour

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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.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$141.90
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US$141.90
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Dunedin City and Coastal Views 3-Hour Small-Group Guided Tour

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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$65.76
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US$65.76

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

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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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$83.06
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US$83.06

Private Guided Tour of Dunedin City Heritage and Unique Wildlife and Scenery

Private Guided Tour of Dunedin City Heritage and Unique Wildlife and Scenery

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Travel from Port Chalmers or Dunedin on a privately guided tour that introduces you to city attractions as well as points of interest on the Otago Peninsula. With a flexible itinerary you can spend as much time as you like at each site, including a stop at the Royal Albatross Centre. Drive past Baldwin Street, Signal Hill, Otago University, Dunedin Railway Station, and more.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$657.58
per group
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US$657.58
per group

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

Shore Excursion: Dunedin City Tour, 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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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$124.60
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US$124.60

Small-Group Tour of Dunedin City

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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$50.62
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US$50.62
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Dunedin City Highlights, Otago Peninsula Scenery & Albatross Guided Tour

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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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$161.97
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US$161.97

Otago Peninsula Scenery and Dunedin City Highlights Tour

Otago Peninsula Scenery and Dunedin City Highlights Tour

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Let someone else take care of logistics while you experience the beauty and rich heritage of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula. Spend the first part of the morning exploring parts of Dunedin, then take a scenic drive along the Otago Peninsula, stoping at one of the world’s only mainland colonies of Royal Albatross.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$121.48
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US$121.48

Shore Excursion: Otago Peninsula Scenery and City Highlights Tour

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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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$121.48
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US$121.48

Taste of Dunedin City Sights and Peninsula Nature Tour

Taste of Dunedin City Sights and Peninsula Nature Tour

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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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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$83.06
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US$83.06

Otago Peninsula Scenic, City Highlights and Wildlife Tour

Otago Peninsula Scenic, City Highlights and Wildlife Tour

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Combine a city highlights tour of Dunedin with a wildlife-focused tour of the Otago Peninsula in a single day. Perfect for first-time visitors or those short on time, this tour covers both urban and natural highlights of the area. Landmarks in Dunedin include the Botanic Garden, Baldwin Street, the Dunedin Railway Station, and others. Get to know the Otago Peninsula's beaches and bays with scenic drives and a wildlife boat cruise from Taiaroa Head.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$152.29
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US$152.29

Wildlife Tour of Dunedin and Otago Peninsula

Wildlife Tour of Dunedin and Otago Peninsula

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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.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$134.98
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US$134.98

A 2 hour Small Group Dunedin City Highlights Tour

A 2 hour Small Group Dunedin City Highlights Tour

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Join a small group tour to discover highlights of Dunedin - the oldest city in New Zealand .Our City Tour is a great choice for those who are short on time and want individual and personalised service. It is a short but sweet introduction to our wonderful city of Dunedin. Our two hour City Tour takes in the highlights of Dunedin and still allows plenty of time for you to partake in any other activities that you may have planned.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$43.61
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US$43.61

Iconic Silverfern Train and Moeraki Boulders Tour

Iconic Silverfern Train and Moeraki Boulders Tour

Small group tour that will pack in a lot of attractions in the time allowed. A lot of planning goes into each and every tour to ensure the best experience possible.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$128.23
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US$128.23

Iconic Dunedin City Highlights Tour

Iconic Dunedin City Highlights Tour

Discover top attractions and iconic sites around the city of Dunedin on this half-day city tour. Explore Dunedin with a guide and take in key sites of interest such as the World famous Baldwin Street, University of Otago, Olveston Homestead gardens and Dunedin's Grand Railway Station. Awesome lookouts over Otago Harbour and from Signal Hill. Visit the Octagon (city centre) for some shopping and a bite to eat. All transport to and from the cruise ship wharf is included. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 20 people. Daily departures are available for cruise passengers and city-based passengers.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$50.62
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US$50.62

Private Iconic Larnach Castle Tour

Private Iconic Larnach Castle Tour

Enjoy your own personalized private tour of Larnach Castle and Dunedin City with us. This is a 6 hour fully guided tour that lets you explore Dunedin and Larnach Castle at a leisurely pace. Included is a guided tour of Larnach Castle's unique interior and gardens. Light refreshments and chilled water are included. The tour takes in many interesting buildings and landmarks in Dunedin city such as the Larnach family tomb, the old University and all the main city attractions. The drive to Larnach Castle offers spectacular views from the Otago Peninsula with a lookout stop along the way. Upon arrival at Larnach Castle, your table will be reserved for lunch at the Ballroom cafe (lunch is own cost). After lunch you will embark on a fully guided tour inside the Castle. Then your guide will also take you through the award winning gardens offering fantastic views over the Otago Harbour. Instead take a garden guide map and explore the gardens on your own during some free time before we depart.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$168.72
Price varies by group size
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US$168.72
Price varies by group size

Private Zoom Tour of World's Steepest Street!

Private Zoom Tour of World's Steepest Street!

Kia ora koutou katoa! Haere mai whanau and welcome to Baldwin Street, the STEEPEST street in the whole wide world! Stuck at home? Not a problem! Now you can visit Baldwin Street from anywhere in the world! As we work our way up I will present fascinating facts about Baldwin Street such as actually how STEEP it is. As we continue to make our way up you can snap photos of the tour by taking screenshots! Thanks to modern technology we can take group photos too! So much fun making creative poses that boggle the mind for our friends and family to enjoy. Once we are at the top I will capture the gorgeous surroundings with my camera so you guys can totally soak in the view. We will then make our descent back down to halfway point and then I will collect your emails and send you your very own official certificate of achievement! Hooray! Are you ready to conquer the STEEPEST STREET in the WORLD? Make your mark and book today! Experience available between 10am-3pm, New Zealand Time.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$45.22
per group
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US$45.22
per group

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