Dunedin, New Zealand
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3 hours 15 minutes (Approx.)
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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.
  • Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula shore excursion
  • Admire views of Cape Saunders along the Otago Peninsula
  • Visit the leafy residential neighborhood of St Clair and stop for light refreshments in the village of Brighton
  • Small-group tour limited to 19 ensures a more personalized experience
  • Choice of morning and afternoon tours
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
Coastal inlets and and harbor views highlight this Dunedin shore excursion to the Otago Peninsula. Start your half-day tour when your cruise ship docks in Port Chalmers, just outside Dunedin. You’ll meet your guide at a dockside meeting point, then board your vehicle for the short drive to the city center.

A scenic route delivers you above the Otago Harbour where you’ll appreciate the vista over the Otago Peninsula. Upon reaching Dunedin, your guide makes a stop at the charming Dunedin Railway Station for a photo op before departing the city for its outskirts.

Leaving the paved path, your vehicle follows coastal tracks alongside scenic inlets frequented by seabirds. Hear commentary about the geothermal activity that shaped this region over eons. You’ll disembark for a short walk on a gorgeous beach for a glimpse of New Zealand sea lions — aka Hooker's sea lions — that often bask here.

Continue to a peninsular lookout for views of Cape Saunders, then take a gravel road to Dunedin’s leafy suburbs, such as Portobello, St Clair and Brighton. Enjoy stops at several vista points overlooking Otago Harbour before weaving in and out of the harbor-side bays on the return journey to the cruise port.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to the Dunedin port for your ship’s departure. In the extremely unlikely event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

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, Jan 2019

Our guide was very knowledgeable about the area and surrounding cities. The kids enjoyed all the animals. The views were amazing and he took us to the best places for photo opportunities.

, Dec 2018

Sharon was excellent; so friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommended! Enjoyed city tour and countryside tour portions. A very good general overview of the area. We feel like we could go back and know the town and environs well.

, Jul 2018

Would recommend this tour !!

, Apr 2018

It was very disappointing, admittedly it was pouring with rain so we did not stop at any of the advertised areas, but it was get it over with as quick as possible and get home, and the tour was cut short by over an hour so we left the tour in Dunedin to look around the town and caught the shuttle bus back to our ship. It turned out to be quite expensive in value for money, and we did not go along the Otago Peninsula as we expected, which was our reason for booking this tour.The other tours we have taken with Viator have all been very good this one very poor, you pays your money and hope. We would value it 50. David H.

, Apr 2018

Basic tour of city with a walk on the beach to see some endangered sea lions. Saw some sights of the city on the hill, a bathroom stop at a bus stop, a stop a the historic train station. Our highlight was after we got off the bus and ate at a local pub which served some of the best fish and chips we had ever eaten anywhere.

, Apr 2018
, Apr 2018

Smooth sailing all the way. The driver/guide was very friendly and knowledgeable

, Mar 2018

With limited time to see some of Dunedin and also some of the local area and wildlife this is a great trip. Theresa was very punctual, very knowledgeable, good at looking after all of us and keeping us informed. A small part of the trip had to be changed slightly due to mudslips on the road. It was a really good experience to see as much as we could in a short period of time.

, Mar 2018

Typical shore excursion. This was a small group which was great but a lot of driving for little to see.

, Mar 2018

This was the highlight of our dream trip to Australia and New Zealand!! Chris was an amazing guide from beginning to end...I enjoyed every second of this tour!

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