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Top Dunedin & The Otago Peninsula Sightseeing Tickets & Passes
Discover New Zealand’s only castle with an excursion from Dunedin to Larnach Castle & Gardens. You’ll join a guided tour to learn the fascinating history of the castle and of William Larnach, who built the castle in 1871 for his beloved wife, then enjoy some time to explore on your own, strolling the sumptuous gardens or taking high tea in the castle’s ballroom. The basic tour includes entrance fees and round-trip transport from a central location in Dunedin, with multiple departure times available, or opt to upgrade with some exciting extras.
There’s more to brewing beer than meets the eye, and more to brewery tours than tastings. Learn about more than a century of beer-brewing history at one of Dunedin’s most iconic breweries—Speight’s Brewery—while a guide takes you and a small group through an interactive tour. Start at the breweries’ eighth floor, work your way down to the tasting rooms, and finish with a sampling of “hero” beers.
Visit New Zealand’s only castle with admission to Larnach Castle & Gardens, where you’ll find beautiful antiques, manicured gardens, and gorgeous views across the Otago Peninsula. Learn the story of the castle’s founding family through recorded commentary on a personal headset, and pause to explore a collection of New Zealand native plants before entering the castle. Pre-booking your tickets to Larnach Castle & Gardens ensures a smooth visit, with the flexibility to see the castle and grounds at your own pace.
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.
With a world-class collection of more than 1.5 million objects amassed over a span of 150 years, the Otago Museum in Dunedin can be overwhelming to navigate. Let a guide lead you to the museum’s best showcases, including the treasures of early Maori peoples. Marvel at a display of articulated moa skeletons and see a plesiosaur, New Zealand’s largest fossil.
Discover the cultures and creatures behind the exhibits at the Otago Museum on a guided tour that helps bring fascinating artifacts to life. From the natural history of New Zealand to the story of the Southern Māori, you’ll hear stories of how the South Island has changed over time, getting an inside look into the Otago Museum’s collection that's an engaging, in-depth alternative to visiting on your own.
See one of New Zealand’s finest private art collections at the Olveston Historic Home in Dunedin. Containing more than 240 local and international artworks acquired by the Theomin family between the late 1800s and the early 1960s, the Thoemin collection hangs on the walls of the 35-room mansion. Daily guided tours, provided with your entrance ticket, offer visitors the opportunity to learn about the artworks.