Dunedin, New Zealand

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3 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


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 3-hour shore excursion. Stop at several lookouts and search for wildlife in the Otago Peninsula.
  • 3-hour shore excursion to Dunedin and Otago Peninsula
  • See the Octagon, Baldwin Street, and the Dunedin Railway Station
  • Visit St. Clair Beach at the Otago Harbour
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Port pickup and drop-off included
  • Small-group tour ensures personal service
Book your 3-hour shore excursion in the morning or afternoon, beginning with pickup at Port Chalmers. Board a minivan with a small group of travelers for the scenic drive toward the suburb of North Dunedin. Your guide makes a stop at Baldwin Street, the world's steepest residential street.
The drive continues up the Leith Valley toward the Craigieburn Reserve for views of the city, Ross Creek Reservoir, and Otago Harbour. Learn about efforts to conserve the lowland Rimu forest and hear of the early pioneers who settled the area. Then, pass by the upscale homes of Maori Hill and see other fine architecture, such as Olveston House, on a drive through the Dunedin Town Belt.
Stop for 15 minutes at the Octagon in the city center for a look at several significant buildings and a statue of the Scottish poet, Robert Burns. Down the road, focus your camera on the historic Dunedin Railway Station, one of the most photographed buildings in the southern hemisphere.
Upon reaching the Otago Peninsula, search the shore for wildlife such as yellow-eyed penguins and New Zealand fur seals. Admire unrivaled vistas from several lookouts over the eponymous harbor before a final stop in the leafy suburb of St. Clair. Stroll along the beachfront promenade at one of the South Island's most popular surf spots, before the return trip to the cruise port.


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Mar 2018

Wasn't what I expected. There are some beautiful views but it wasn't scenic enough. It starts from the port and surrounding areas and drops you off at the city's octagon at end. Also this tour did not include a walk on the beach to see wildlife. I think that would have been nice. The city is like any other city with a bit of heritage buildings. Small and compact.

, Feb 2018

Great tour of the city. Friendly and knowledgeable guide. Loved the countryside and beach. Even saw a sea lion basking on the sand. Good value for your money.

, Feb 2018

Very enjoyable trip around Dunedin with a company and representative who clearly knew their stuff. Very good value and enjoyable. I cannot understand why anyone books with a cruise company at twice the price.

, Dec 2017

A very good tour of Dunedin in a short time frame which we liked

, Dec 2017

Enjoyed this tour. Very personal. Pickup from cruise port and drop off in town. Caught the train back to the cruise port.

, Mar 2017

Waited a long time while the various tour guides tried to find a missing passenger. It was obvious that the company did not have enough transport for the bookings taken so had hired vehicles, which is fine, but they were very cramped and uncomfortable. The guide himself was very friendly and knowledgeable .

, Mar 2017

Booked this tour before we left Australia to cruise New Zealand on the Celebrity Solstice. When we arrived in Port Chalmers the ship was charging 20 USD per person return for the shuttle form Port Chalmers to Dunedin, so for the extra 26 USD we paid for this excursion 46 USD we got a four hour small group tour of Dunedin, the foreshores and the beaches to see Seals and Sea Lions, together with expert commentary from Les. Highly recommended.

, Mar 2017

Not great. The microphone didn't work in the van so could not really hear the driver. Driver coughed a lot, so we all wondered if we'd be coming down with colds soon. The train station, which is touted as a highlight was not so impressive and a photo was impossible due to the tour buses constantly parked out front. Time and money would have been better spent on something else.

, Feb 2017

This a very interesting trip seeing bits of Dunedin and lots of countryside and beaches. Our driver/guide lives in Port Charmers so had first hand, in depth knowledge of everything. We particularly liked the eco view of things and the highlight was the trip to a nature reserve beach where we saw 5 sea lions close up. We were just back in time for lunch on the ship but he also offered to drop people in Dunedin so they could do their own thing and catch the shuttle back.

, Feb 2017

Small group with personal requests met. Good conversation about the area.

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