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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$ 52.10
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US$ 52.10

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$ 133.96
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US$ 133.96

Castle to Cruise Tour

Castle to Cruise Tour

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Be surprised by the rugged natural landscape that’s part of the Dunedin city boundaries on this tour of the Otago Peninsula. Start with a guided tour of New Zealand’s only castle, Larnach Castle, and learn all about Dunedin’s early settler history from your guide. Continue further along the peninsula, hopping aboard a wildlife cruise of the Otago Harbour. Spot fur seals, albatross, and maybe even dolphins and penguins while admiring the views.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 101.58
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US$ 101.58

Arrival Transfer: Dunedin Airport to Central Dunedin City Centre Hotels

Arrival Transfer: Dunedin Airport to Central Dunedin City Centre Hotels

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Book a shared arrival transfer from Dunedin Airport to your hotel doorstep, and enjoy a stress-free start to your trip. It’s a simple, cost-effective option that takes all the hassle out of arranging transportation after you land. Transport is by spacious minivan.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 17.41
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US$ 17.41

Departure Transfer: Dunedin Central City Centre Hotels to Dunedin Airport

Departure Transfer: Dunedin Central City Centre Hotels to Dunedin Airport

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End your trip to Dunedin the easy way with this shared departure transfer to Dunedin Airport. You will be picked up from your accommodation doorstep and transferred by spacious minivan to the airport. It’s a budget-friendly alternative to the pricey private taxi rides.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 17.41
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US$ 17.41

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$ 148.75
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US$ 148.75
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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$ 61.68
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US$ 61.68
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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$ 148.75
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US$ 148.75
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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$ 148.75
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US$ 148.75
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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$ 152.56
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US$ 152.56
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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$ 54.42
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US$ 54.42
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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$ 116.09
Price varies by group size
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US$ 116.09
Price varies by group size

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$ 70.70
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US$ 70.70
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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$ 706.99
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US$ 706.99
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Dunedin City Highlights, Otago Peninsula Scenery & a Guided Penguin Reserve Tour

Dunedin City Highlights, Otago Peninsula Scenery & a Guided Penguin Reserve Tour

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You will be joining a small group tour and go to places that bigger buses cannot go. You will have personalised attention and will see the most special parts of Dunedin and Otago peninsula.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 177.77
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US$ 177.77

Otago Peninsula Scenic, City Highlights and Wildlife Tour

Otago Peninsula Scenic, City Highlights and Wildlife Tour

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Combine a city highlights tour of Dunedin with a wildlife-focused tour of the Otago Peninsula in a single day. Perfect for first-time visitors or those short on time, this tour covers both urban and natural highlights of the area. Landmarks in Dunedin include the Botanic Garden, Baldwin Street, the Dunedin Railway Station, and others. Get to know the Otago Peninsula's beaches and bays with scenic drives and a wildlife boat cruise from Taiaroa Head.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 174.14
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Iconic Shore Excursion: Dunedin City Highlights Tour

Iconic Shore Excursion: Dunedin City Highlights Tour

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Explore the city of Dunedin with a knowledgeable local guide who takes you to points of interest where you can stop and have a look around. See the Olveston House, Cadbury World and the University of Otago. Enjoy views of Otago Harbour from the lookout point on Signal Hill, and drive down steep Baldwin Street. Pickup and drop-off is available from hotels, the cruise port or the Dunedin Railway Station. Numbers are limited to 15 people for a small-group experience, with personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 54.42
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US$ 54.42

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$ 61.68
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Speight Brewery Small Group Guided Tour from Dunedin

Speight Brewery Small Group Guided Tour from Dunedin

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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.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 18.14
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US$ 18.14
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Skip the Line: Larnach Castle & Gardens Admission Ticket

Skip the Line: Larnach Castle & Gardens Admission Ticket

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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.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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US$ 26.05
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Dunedin Onshore Cruise Group Tour

Dunedin Onshore Cruise Group Tour

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When your cruise ship docks in Dunedin, explore the cultural and natural landmarks of the city and Otago Peninsula on a small-group shore excursion. Customize your itinerary with popular options like Baldwin Street, St. Paul's Cathedral, Olveston House, Larnach Castle, and Koekohe Beach. Your guide can tailor the tour to suit your group’s interests, whether you want to spend more time in the countryside or city.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 115.35
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Private Showcase Of Dunedin Highlights Nz

Private Showcase Of Dunedin Highlights Nz

Whether you’ve just arrived on your cruise ship or you’re staying in Dunedin for a while, this customizable day tour can make sure you get to the places you’re most eager to see. Ditch the tight deadlines and shopping stops of a typical tour. Instead, choose from locations like Lanarch Castle, the Moeraki Boulders, Speights Ale House and the Otago Peninsula – the latter of which is home to a remarkable albatross colony.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 576.85
per group
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Shore Excursion: Otago Peninsula Scenery and City Highlights Tour

Shore Excursion: Otago Peninsula Scenery and City Highlights Tour

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When your cruise ship docks in Dunedin, take a full-day shore excursion to see the highlights of the city center and the natural beauty of the Otago Peninsula. View the stunning Dunedin Railway Station and other landmarks, drive along scenic Highcliff Road, visit the Royal Albatross Centre, and have the option to take a guided 1-hour historical walk or explore the downtown on your own.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 130.61
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Otago Peninsula Scenery and Dunedin City Highlights Tour

Otago Peninsula Scenery and Dunedin City Highlights Tour

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Let someone else take care of logistics while you experience the beauty and rich heritage of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula. Spend the first part of the morning exploring parts of Dunedin, then take a scenic drive along the Otago Peninsula, stoping at one of the world’s only mainland colonies of Royal Albatross.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 130.61
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What people are saying about Dunedin & The Otago Peninsula

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The Seasider Rail Journey from Dunedin
"Beautiful old railway station. Comfortable carriages. Great (dry) way to see the sights on a rainy day. We visited on possibly the last cruise ship to successfully visit New Zealand!"..."
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Shore Excursion: Dunedin City Tour, Coastal Train and Castle Garden
"Great tour with very good guide. We were on a cruise trip so time was tight but we managed to see some great sights in the time we had"..."
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Castle to Cruise Tour
"Tour was great,tour guides were all fantastic.Boat trip was good,great knowledge of wildlife. Guides to the castle were just the same as well,very accommodating."..."
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Arrival Transfer: Dunedin Airport to Central Dunedin City Centre Hotels
"Very comfortable and convenient! Driver was friendly and got to my destination quick. Would recommend."..."
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Departure Transfer: Dunedin Central City Centre Hotels to Dunedin Airport
"Great service to the airport. On time and easy! Would recommend to get to the airport as was reasonably priced."..."
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Dunedin Shore Excursion: Taieri Gorge Railway and the Otago Peninsula Day Trip from Dunedin
"Wonderful scenery on both the train ride and Otago Peninsula . Didn’t enjoy the hour waiting for the train at the turnaround because there was nothing to do there. Loved seeing the sea lion and the young family of sea lions at another stop along the beach"..."
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Dunedin Shore Excursion: Small-Group Tour of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula
"Chris was a great tour guide. The entire tour went smoothly. We learned a lot and had fun. Highly recommend the tour."..."
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Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour
"Chris was an excellent guide! He was knowledgeable and has a science background that is a huge plus for nature and wildlife tours. We learn a lot about region and saw incredible rare birdlife, beaches, sea mammals, and architecture. The tour was well paced and informative. It was never dull and the day went by rather quickly. Great tour and we highly recommend it!"..."
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Taieri Gorge Railway and the Otago Peninsula Day Trip from Dunedin
"Great tour with a great driver. The train ride was spectacular and we had a great experience seeing a Sea Lion & other wildlife on the beach. It was a great day and they got us back to the ship on time with a brief stop for souvenirs. I would definitely recommend this tour. Driver was great! Small group was also nice."..."
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Dunedin City and Otago Peninsula Small-Group Tour
"Les was great. I wound up being the only passenger and they honored the booking. Went to the penguin place to see how they are helping sick and injured penguins. Saw yellow eyed and snare penguins. The views of Dunedin were spectacular. The weather was great which just added to the beauty of the day. Thanks for a great private tour"..."
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Dunedin Shore Excursion: Small-Group Tour of Dunedin
"The driver aan guide was excellent, providing really interesting info and was clearly a very knowledgeable and an enthusiast about the Otago area its wild life and local communities."..."
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Dunedin City, Wildlife and Scenery Tour
"Great day out with Lucy which was tailored to be small and personal but with a full agenda. Getting up close to the seal lions was a very memorable experience. Mark"..."
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Dunedin City and Coastal Views 3-Hour Small-Group Guided Tour
"The whole tour was quite amazing. There were no particular highlights as the tour gave a great overall view of Dunedin from all vantage points.Les was very informative with his commentary and was a pleasure to have him drive us around."..."
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Private Guided Tour of Dunedin City Heritage and Unique Wildlife and Scenery
"Lovely area . Enjoyed the day. Our guide was great and happy to answer our questions. Beautiful town"..."
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Dunedin City Highlights, Otago Peninsula Scenery & a Guided Penguin Reserve Tour
"We had a wonderful, informative tour of the Dunedin area. Asta was so gracious and helpful. The scenery was beautiful. We were able to see yellow eyed penguins in the rehab center but unfortunately none in the wild."..."
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Otago Peninsula Scenic, City Highlights and Wildlife Tour
"Asta was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and fun to have as a guide and driver. She took us to all of the “included” sights and so many kore."..."
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Iconic Shore Excursion: Dunedin City Highlights Tour
"overall a great tour, did the University, scenic views, brewery, Baldwin St. etc. Guide was well versed, knowledgeable and had a sense of humor (not cheeky or corney). I actually made it to the top of Baldwin St."..."
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Small-Group Tour of Dunedin City
"Covered a lot of Dunedin in a short time. Can highly recommend. A really good introduction to and overview of the city."..."
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Speight Brewery Small Group Guided Tour from Dunedin
"Awesome tour really enjoyed it first time visiting the brewery would definitely go back again and bring another person next time to have a look."..."
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Skip the Line: Larnach Castle & Gardens Admission Ticket
"Delightful visit to this remarkable castle - gardens included - well laid out self guided tour - we enjoyed it thoroughly"..."
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Dunedin Onshore Cruise Group Tour
"Great guide. Shared native tree species to NZ as well as very specific history of castle and area. Comfortable van."..."
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Shore Excursion: Otago Peninsula Scenery and City Highlights Tour
"Highly recommend this Tour The Driver, Teresa was very informative and explained the sights and times extremely well and was extremely helpful to all. Was very considerate of her passengers, especially with her bus of lollies! Thanks Teresa."..."

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