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Dunedin City, Wildlife and Scenery Tour

Dunedin City, Wildlife and Scenery Tour

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Join a small group for a full-day tour of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula. During the city tour, see landmarks such as the University of Otago, Baldwin Street, and Scottish heritage sites. Next explore the Otago Peninsula, including Otago Harbour, Sandfly Bay, Tunnel Beach, and historic Larnach Castle. Your tour includes pickup and drop-off in central Dunedin or the port.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$121.46
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US$121.46
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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$155.62
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US$155.62
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Dunedin Peninsula Wildlife Encounter

Dunedin Peninsula Wildlife Encounter

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A short drive out of Dunedin is the hilly Otago Peninsula, home to stunning ocean views and a range of threatened native animals. This full day walking tour around the Peninsula offers the unique opportunity to get close to these critters in conservation areas that are otherwise difficult to access. See New Zealand sea lions, yellow-eyed penguins, royal albatross and more from specially-designed observation points and other hard-to-find locations, and learn more about the work being done to preserve these species from your guide.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes to 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$97.93
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US$97.93
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Taieri Gorge Railway Journey from Dunedin

Taieri Gorge Railway Journey from Dunedin

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Take a scenic round-trip through the wilds of New Zealand’s South Island on this Taieri Gorge railway journey from Dunedin. Depart from downtown Dunedin’s attractive railway station and head deep into the Taieri Gorge by train. Gaze out over ever-changing corners of the New Zealand countryside inaccessible by road. With informative and entertaining live commentary on board, gain insight into the railway’s construction and the challenges faced by the engineers. Enjoy sightseeing stops en route and discover top attractions around Dunedin.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$89.54
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US$89.54

Monarch Wildlife Cruise

Monarch Wildlife Cruise

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Bird and wildlife enthusiasts shouldn’t miss this cruise in the Otago Harbour. You don’t have to travel far from the city to get out into the wilderness, as the Otago Peninsula is home to a vast array of wildlife. Spot royal albatross, fur seals, sea lions, blue penguins, cormorants, and more, and learn all about them and their habitat from the crew. Dress warm, as the weather is often cold and blustery here, but this is good wildlife-spotting weather, as the albatross in particular like the wind.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$43.27
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US$43.27

Cruise Ship Wildlife and Cultural Tour with Lunch

Cruise Ship Wildlife and Cultural Tour with Lunch

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The Otago Peninsula is renowned for its diverse wildlife and rich Maori heritage. Discover both on this shore excursion from Dunedin, which takes in the highlights of Dunedin town, as well as the coastal scenery. Set sail on a boat cruise to Taiaroa Head and look out for wildlife including albatross, penguins, seals, and sea lions; visit Maori landmarks and learn about traditional Maori foods and medicines; and enjoy a picnic lunch in a local beauty spot.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$186.87
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US$186.87

Peninsula Wildlife Tour with Lunch

Peninsula Wildlife Tour with Lunch

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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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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$202.44
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US$202.44
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Cruise Ship Shore Excursion Taste of Dunedin City Sights and Nature Tour

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

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Iconic city sights, Maori sites of significance and a chance to see wildlife 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$93.44
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US$93.44

Dunedin Shore Excursion: Half-Day Wildlife Cruise and Portobello Village

Dunedin Shore Excursion: Half-Day Wildlife Cruise and Portobello Village

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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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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$116.79
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US$116.79

The Seasider Rail Journey from Dunedin

The Seasider Rail Journey from Dunedin

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The Seasider is a scenic railway route between Dunedin and Waitati, affording spectacular views along the Pacific coast. On this tour, enjoy a hassle-free experience with prepaid tickets and soak up the scenery on-board the 90-minute round-trip train ride. Along the way, admire views of the Otago Peninsula, including Otago Harbour, Port Chalmers, Careys Bay, and Blueskin Bay.
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  • 2 hours 25 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$54.51
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US$54.51

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$56.94
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US$56.94
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Wildlife and Wilderness Tour with an Ex Ranger

Wildlife and Wilderness Tour with an Ex Ranger

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Explore native forests, experience spectacular coastlines, watch for seals, sea lions, albatross and other seabirds with an ex DoC Ranger. Complete your day by marvelling at little penguins returning home for the night. This tour is designed for those who want to get a deeper insight into Dunedin's iconic wildlife and wilderness landscapes, guided by an expert who has decades of wildlife management experience.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$112.90
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US$112.90
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Taste of Dunedin City Sights and Peninsula Sightseeing Tour

Taste of Dunedin City Sights and Peninsula Sightseeing Tour

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Iconic city sights, coastal inlets and stunning harbour views are the highlights of this 4-4.5 hour tour, and it starts when we collect you from your hotel, 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. Then drive towards the end of the peninsula to see some highly significant sites for Maori.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$93.44
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US$93.44
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City to Sea Tour

City to Sea Tour

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This is the best way to see the amazing animals and scenery found on the Otago Peninsula. Cruise one-way along the beautiful harbour and spot albatross, furseals and more during a special wildlife cruise. Then sit back and relax whilst your guide will take you the opposite direction along scenic roads back to Dunedin. A full commentary is given throughout the tour.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$72.12
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US$72.12

Self-Guided City Adventure Game in Dunedin | The Tailor's Secrets

Self-Guided City Adventure Game in Dunedin | The Tailor's Secrets

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- Experience the beautiful city of Dunedin in an exciting new way. - Navigate through the city by deciphering a trail of cryptic clues sent to your phone. - See the sites and visit local establishments as you take part in an immersive narrative. - Work together with your group of two to five people, and uncover the mystery of each story. - Discover the city from a unique perspective you won't find anywhere else.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$15.18
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US$15.18
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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$50.86
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US$50.86
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Glow Worm Tours Dunedin

Glow Worm Tours Dunedin

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.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$38.94
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US$38.94

Private Tour: Dunedin to the Catlins

Private Tour: Dunedin to the Catlins

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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.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$113.87
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US$113.87
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Carbon-free transport and tour through Orokonui Ecosanctuary

Carbon-free transport and tour through Orokonui Ecosanctuary

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This is the traveller experience of the future. By utilising an electric vehicle to climb the 300 metres (1,000 feet) to Orokonui Ecosanctuary you are contributing to our sustainable future. And with a experienced guide and science communicator with you from start to finish you will appreciate the effort that ordinary New Zealanders are making to ensure that the birdlife of our past has a safe and secure future. Our sustainable future begins now.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$98.69
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US$98.69

Otago Peninsula's remote and craggy coastline driving audio tour

Otago Peninsula's remote and craggy coastline driving audio tour

This is self-guided GPS audio tour of the inner route of the Otago Peninsula. Pass through the small communities of Macandrew Bay, Pukehiki and Waverley. Visit Sandfly Bay and view some of the Peninsula's Wildlife. Wind your way along this craggy and beautiful coast. Along the way, you'll take in old castles, isolated and windswept beaches, breathtaking views, and sleepy seaside towns. You might even cross paths with a penguin. The Otago peninsula is singular in its evocation of the raw beauty of nature. Come along and see for yourself. Places to stop along the way include the Glenfalloch Gardens, Macandrew Bay, Larnach Castle, Sandfly Bay, Highcliff Road Viewing Point, Rotary Park and Waverley. Keep in mind, there is an entrance fee to Larnach Castle. The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
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  • 40 minutes
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US$5.20
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US$5.20

5-Day Stewart Island Tour with Small Group from Dunedin

5-Day Stewart Island Tour with Small Group from Dunedin

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This is a very small group tour packed full of adventure but not requiring a high level of fitness. While there is plenty of action for all ages, we often have older retired people on our tours who are still active and love the out doors. We aim to pack in as much as possible each day without compromising on the comfort and rest you'd expect from a holiday like this. We often run the tour for just 2 people. The maximum would be 6 people. We can cater for larger groups on a private tour basis only. You will have your own local guide for the duration of the tour, as well as meeting a number of Stewart Island local guides with all the activities included. We book everything for you and are well prepared for dealing with any unforeseen changes by weather or other circumstances. You will enjoy exploring some of NZ's most remote, pristine and beautiful environments, unique wildlife, hear interesting stories and discover local history. Great food and Stewart Is hospitality is second to none.
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  • 5 days
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US$2,802.21
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Dunedin Shore Excursion: Half-Day Wildlife and Larnach Castle Tour

Dunedin Shore Excursion: Half-Day Wildlife and Larnach Castle Tour

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.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$201.67
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US$201.67

Self-Guided City Adventure Game in Dunedin | The Temporal Incident

Self-Guided City Adventure Game in Dunedin | The Temporal Incident

The year is 1850. You and your friends dream of reinventing your lives in the newly colonised land of New Zealand. But instead of sailing abroad, you come across a way to travel via a portal from Moray Pl. in Edinburgh to Moray Pl. in Dunedin. However, your settlement plans go awry as you find yourselves stepping into Dunedin 2020 instead of remaining in the 19th century. With the portal closing behind you, you must find a way to return to your own time before it's too late. What are City Adventure Games? Experience the unique street art scene of Dunedin in an exciting new way. Work together in a team of 2-5 as you take part in an immersive narrative. Navigate down vibrant alleyways by deciphering cryptic clues sent to your phone to discover hidden artworks.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$15.58
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Self-Guided Street Art Adventure Game in Dunedin | The Tagger's Influence

Self-Guided Street Art Adventure Game in Dunedin | The Tagger's Influence

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​You’re an internet star on the rise, known for your stylish photos and witty hashtags on the popular social media platform, Gramblr. Lilly Freedom, notable social media agent, has slid into your DMs with an offer to earn thousands (of likes) and to become a bonafide celebrity for at least 15 minutes. To ensure you’ve got what it takes, she’s asked you and your equally attractive friends to find a secret piece of art by the elusive Blanksy in the Dunedin street art scene and create the next viral post. Can you and your group find the artwork and snap some #dunnerstunner pics along the way? What are City Adventure Games? - Experience the unique street art scene of Dunedin in an exciting new way. - Work together in a team of 2-5 as you take part in an immersive narrative. - Navigate down vibrant alleyways by deciphering cryptic clues sent to your phone to discover hidden artworks.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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