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Dunedin Shore Excursion: Small-Group Tour of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula
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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
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US$ 63.36
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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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Travelers short on time in Dunedin who want a comprehensive overview of the city and the Otago Peninsula will love this five-hour small-group tour. After stopping at Dunedin city highlights like Baldwin Street, the University of Otago, and the Octagon, you’ll head out to the Otago Peninsula to enjoy nature. Learn more about penguins on a guided tour of the reserve.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 156.79
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Cruise Ship Dunedin City and Castle Tour

Cruise Ship Dunedin City and Castle Tour

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A tour that "cruise" the city of Dunedin and Larnach Castle. Sit back and relax as we introduce you to Dunedin and its iconic buildings and landmarks on this cosy, small group tour. ​ Pick up is from Port Chalmers and en-route to Dunedin City we'll see New Zealand's steepest street, Baldwin Street, our covered Sports Stadium and the University campus. After stretching our legs at Baldwin Street we make our way towards the city centre (approximately 6kms or 3miles) to learn more about the city's history and view some of Dunedin's iconic landmarks including the Railway Station, Law Court House, First Church of Otago and other historic buildings near the Octagon. ​ We next drive along the picturesque Otago Peninsula en-route to Larnach Castle where guests will have up to 90 mins exploring the castle at their own pace, maybe grab a cup of tea from the castle cafe. After Larnach Castle we may have some time to see more of the city centre before making our way back to Port Chalmers.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 118.39
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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
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US$ 70.40
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US$ 70.40

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$ 92.79
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Dunedin City and Otago Peninsula Small-Group Tour
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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
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Shore Excursion: V8 Trike, Peninsula and City Tour
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Shore Excursion: V8 Trike, Peninsula and City Tour

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Make the most of a short time in Dunedin on this action-packed one-hour V8 trike tour of the city and Otago Peninsula. Starting in the central city, pass some of the most beautiful historic buildings and learn about Dunedin’s culture and heritage. Continue your drive out to the peninsula, where you can enjoy views of hills and beaches, and maybe even spot some birds and wildlife.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 51.20
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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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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 120.95
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US$ 120.95
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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$ 124.79
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Shore Excursion: Dunedin City, Otago Peninsula, Castle Gardens & Olveston Tour

Shore Excursion: Dunedin City, Otago Peninsula, Castle Gardens & Olveston Tour

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Start at Port Chalmers to experience the pure beauty of Dunedin on a fantastic tour of rich heritage, spectacular scenery. You will experience memorable landscape of Otago Peninsula with amazing string of rugged beaches, bays on a Peninsula Drive via Highcliff Road to Larnach Castle. Your tour will include an entry to the garden only of the only castle of New Zealand - Larnach castle. You will stop at the world's steepest street, local lookout point to enjoy the views of city, peninsula and harbor, University of Otago - the oldest New Zeland university, Octagon, Dunedin Railway Station and internationally significant and the oldest botanic garden in New Zealand. In addition you will join a 1 hour guided tour of Olveston historic home. The tour is designed only for small groups, so you will enjoy flexibility and comfort in a small bus. Important: this tour includes entry to castle garden only, to enter the castle building there is an extra cost $NZD20.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 140.79
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Guided Evening Penguin Viewing Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, New Zealand

Guided Evening Penguin Viewing Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, New Zealand

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Time your visit to the Otago Peninsula so you can see hundreds of little blue penguins returning home to roost after a day at sea. The 90-minute evening tour begins with a walk through the penguin reserve, where you’ll learn about the penguins and their environment. Then, watch them waddle up the beach from your hidden spot. This is a must-do tour for nature and bird enthusiasts.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 31.36
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Small-Group Dunedin Wildlife Cruise

Small-Group Dunedin Wildlife Cruise

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Be amazed by the abundance of wildlife so close to Dunedin city on this small-group cruise in Otago Harbour. Board at Port Chalmers or Portobello and enjoy the comfort of a small boat with indoor and outdoor seating areas. Look out for penguins, sea lions, and shags, as well as heritage sites in the harbor. Choose from late-morning, early afternoon, or late-afternoon departures to suit your schedule.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 92.79
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US$ 92.79

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$ 163.19
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A 2 hour Small Group Dunedin City Highlights Tour

A 2 hour Small Group Dunedin City Highlights Tour

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This short city tour is the perfect way for time-poor travelers to get a good overview of Dunedin. This tour manages to fit a laundry list of iconic landmarks into a short space of time, with transport between each landmark taken care of to save you time. Don’t miss out on seeing any of the city’s highlights, like St Paul's Cathedral, the Robbie Burns Statue, and Baldwin Street (believed by locals to be the steepest street in the world, even if the title is disputed).
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 54.40
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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
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US$ 19.20
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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$ 37.12
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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$ 23.68
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Peninsula Encounters + Wildlife Cruise

Peninsula Encounters + Wildlife Cruise

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Nature enthusiasts will love this full-day tour of the Otago Peninsula and a wildlife cruise on Otago Harbour. Check out the local colony of penguins at Penguin Place on the peninsula, and look out for a variety of birds on the cruise, including albatross. You also have a good chance of seeing fur seals and sea lions, both in the sea and on the beaches.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 118.39
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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
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US$ 63.36
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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$ 633.56
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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
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US$ 16.00
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Albatross, Wildlife and Harbour Cruise

Albatross, Wildlife and Harbour Cruise

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Dunedin City is a wildlife wonderland, and this morning or afternoon cruise is a great way to see these native birds and marine animals close-up. Instead of wearing yourself out on a tramp across the peninsula, cruise through the Otago Harbour and past Taiaroa Head in a custom-built boat with a heated cabin and open deck for scenic photos. Look out for albatross, blue penguins, sea lions, dolphins, and more while listening to onboard commentary from your skipper/guide.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 92.79
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Blue Penguins Pukekura Experience with Transport

Blue Penguins Pukekura Experience with Transport

One of the largest penguin colonies in New Zealand. See up to 200 blue penguins returning from sea in the evening. Extremely close viewing of these birds. Learn about the Maori history of this significant site. Tour includes a special "behind the scenes" look at the reserve and penguin habitat. We are the only blue penguin evening tours that allows photography (but no flash photography) Voted in the top 10 experiences in New Zealand (TripAdvisor 2022). Most tours are lead by conservation experts/biologist Other wildlife often seen (e.g. seals, sealions, albatross) Limit of 10 in the van, up to 75 on the penguin tour
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 54.40
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City to Sea Tour

City to Sea Tour

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This is the best way to see the amazing animals and scenery found on the Otago Peninsula. Cruise one-way along the beautiful harbour and spot albatross, furseals and more during a special wildlife cruise. Then sit back and relax whilst your guide will take you the opposite direction along scenic roads back to Dunedin. A full commentary is given throughout the tour.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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What people are saying about Dunedin & The Otago Peninsula Tours

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Dunedin Shore Excursion: Small-Group Tour of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula
"Was a great trip made easy from the cruise ship pick up. We got to see the most wonderful scenery and see the rare NZ sea lions in the wild on the beach. Special day, thank you!"..."
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Dunedin City Highlights, Otago Peninsula Scenery & a Guided Penguin Reserve Tour
"We did this as a shore excursion - on the first cruise ship in for over 2 years. Theresea was fantastic and wanted to show us everything she could in the area, but was sensible in knowing there would be road works on the return to the ship, etc. this gave us confidence in not only her knowledge of the area but of her groups concern on getting back to the ship. So a lovely, full and relaxed excursion was had by all."..."
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Cruise Ship Dunedin City and Castle Tour
"These are small group tours with a maximum of 9. James w/ Horizon Tours did an awesome job of getting us around Dunedin to see the main highlights but also much more. Great time & great tour!!"..."
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Dunedin City and Coastal Views 3-Hour Small-Group Guided Tour
"Les, our tour guide, gave us a brief tour of Port Chalmers before going to Dunedin. He hit the high spots and gave us interesting information from a local's point of view. It was a laid back tour."..."
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Castle to Cruise Tour
"We were given an incorrect pickup time but when we told port customer service they called the provider who came out in his own vehicle to take us on the first part of the tour and helped us catch up for the rest."..."
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Dunedin City and Otago Peninsula Small-Group Tour
"At the Penguin Place we were able to see the little Blue penguins and seals. Les our driver was very knowledgeable."..."
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Shore Excursion: V8 Trike, Peninsula and City Tour
"Fantastic driver, great commentary, personalised tour as we had already seen parts . So much fun for all the family including our 80 year old mum!! Highly recommended"..."
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Dunedin City, Wildlife and Scenery Tour
"We were a small group of 5 and could maneuver quickly. Lucy was able to show us a lot of Dunedin including wildlife."..."
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Shore Excursion: Dunedin City, Otago Peninsula, Castle Gardens & Olveston Tour
"Great time, excellent tour guide. No train ride though, disappointed about that. The tour description said there would be a train ride."..."
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Guided Evening Penguin Viewing Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, New Zealand
"Amazing experience loved seeing the penguins emerging from the water in groups & making there way up the beach to their nests!"..."
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Small-Group Dunedin Wildlife Cruise
"This cruise was fantastic. Our guide Rachel was very knowledgeable and ensured that we saw as many birds and animals as possible. We saw albatross, fur seals, a sea lion, bar banded godwits, a cape petrel swam next to the boat, shearwaters, blue penguins and other birds. This area is a bird lovers paradise."..."
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Otago Peninsula Scenic, City Highlights and Wildlife Tour
"The entire experience was amazing. The tour guide knowledge of the city was exceptional and the spots we visited were stunning! Absolutely recommended :)"..."
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Speight Brewery Small Group Guided Tour from Dunedin
"Fascinating : from copper to stainless steel bins and equipment. The operation has expanded though modernity has kept the space compact. And wonderful to supply drinking water to the public."..."
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Monarch Wildlife Cruise
"Great crew! very informative ;-) lots of wildlife… Great perspective looking back from the ocean..have been meaning to do this trip for a long time."..."
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Skip the Line: Larnach Castle & Gardens Admission Ticket
"Seeing inside the castle and seeing info about the Empson's as she was a relative. Going up to the top of the tower was a great experience on a perfect day weatherwise."..."
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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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Private Guided Tour of Dunedin City Heritage and Unique Wildlife and Scenery
"Asta was our guide and she did an excellent job on our cruise stop in Dunedin. Our tour stopped at many fabulous sites Asta was very informative and her knowledge of Dunedin and it's history added to our experience. She was very flexible and attentive, we had a lovely day with her."..."
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Olveston Historic Home Guided Tour
"Lovely home and information about the life in the early 1900s of Dunedin. Very knowledgeable guide! Wonderful furnishings and artwork."..."
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Albatross, Wildlife and Harbour Cruise
"Rachel is very knowledgeable of local environment, and gave a great tour for my wife, and cousin over from UK. Saw whales as well as the seals and dolphins. Even pulled in a bucket of water so they could see the plankton in the water!"..."
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City to Sea Tour
"Seeing the baby albatross on the hillside, seeing the wing span of the adult albatross, totally amazing. We loved the bobbing blue penguins in the sea and the flight of the cormorants. We found the crew on the launch to be extremely friendly and helpful."..."
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