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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$151.70
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US$151.70
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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$62.90
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US$62.90
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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$155.59
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US$155.59
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Taieri Gorge Railway and the Otago Peninsula Day Trip from Dunedin

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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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$151.70
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US$151.70
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$72.11
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US$72.11
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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$42.18
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US$42.18

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$182.16
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US$182.16

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$118.40
Price varies by group size
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US$118.40
Price varies by group size

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$95.46
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US$95.46
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Castle to Cruise Tour

Castle to Cruise Tour

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An unrivalled tour package! Visit the stunning Larnach Castle, travel the beautiful roads of the Otago Peninsula and join special Monarch Wildlife Cruise. Enjoy a 90 minute tour of Larnach Castle and it's beautiful grounds. Hear the scandalous story of early settler William Larnach and his family. Explore the beautifully restored castle, with it's original antique furniture and impressive craftsmanship throughout. Time is allowed for exploring the gardens or a quick snack from the ballroom cafe. You'll then continue along the Otago Peninsula and your guide will give an interactive commentary along the way. Hop aboard a Wildlife Cruise out through the entrance to the Otago Harbour. Enjoy close viewing of fur seals, royal albatross and other seabirds. Sometimes we spot sea lions, blue penguins & dusky or hectors dolphins.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$103.60
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US$103.60

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$197.33
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US$197.33
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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$55.50
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US$55.50
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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$53.13
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US$53.13

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$55.50
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US$55.50
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Dunedin Shore Excursion: Taieri Gorge Railway and the Otago Peninsula Day Trip from Dunedin

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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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$151.70
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US$151.70
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Small-Group Dunedin Wildlife Cruise

Small-Group Dunedin Wildlife Cruise

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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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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$86.45
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US$86.45
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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$136.62
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US$136.62

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$177.60
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US$177.60

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$113.85
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US$113.85

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$91.08
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US$91.08

Olveston Historic Home Guided Tour

Olveston Historic Home Guided Tour

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Glimpse early 20th-century life in New Zealand during a 1-hour guided tour of the Olveston Historic Home in Dunedin. Follow a knowledgeable docent through the 35-room mansion as you learn about its Jacobean-style architectural design, fine art and furnishings. Discover the history of one of Dunedin’s most prominent families, and stroll through the elegant gardens with views of Otago Harbour.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$17.76
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US$17.76
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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$87.28
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US$87.28

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$721.02
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US$721.02
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Southern Skies Stargazing Tour in Dunedin

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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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$113.85
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US$113.85
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