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Baldwin Street
When walking up Dunedin’s Baldwin Street, don’t be ashamed if you need to stop and catch your breath for a while. After all, this short, steep, concrete street is famously known as the steepest street in the world, and thousands of visitors annually make the leg-straining climb to the top. With grades that reach up to 35 percent, the street astoundingly climbs 232 vertical feet over the course of only 0.2 miles. In fact, the street is so remarkably steep, that when it was first constructed in the mid-19th century, concrete was used in lieu of asphalt so that the tar wouldn’t melt and roll towards the bottom on the hottest days of summer.

Thanks to its superlative steepness and fame, Baldwin Street hosts a number of events that take place throughout the year. Each July, thousands of revelers gather at the bottom during the popular Cadbury Chocolate Festival, and thousands of chocolate candies are rolled down the entire length of the hill. In summer, committed runners sprint up the street during the torturous “Baldwin Street Gutbuster,” where endurance is required to run up the street, and balance for running back down.

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Baldwin Street is located in the North East Valley suburb about 2.2 miles from the city center. There is much needed drinking fountain at the top of the street, and once back at the bottom, a shop where you can buy a certificate of completion for conquering the famous street. 
Address: Baldwin Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Dunedin and Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour with Optional Larnach Castle Visit

Dunedin is a city full of culture and history and also conveniently close to wildlife reserves and unspoilt nature. See both sides of the city in one day on this small-group tour. Take in the central sights, such as the Railway Station and the steepest street in the world, Baldwin Street. Stroll through the manicured gardens of Larnach Castle on the way to the Otago Peninsula, home to albatross, seals, penguins, and sea lions.
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Dunedin Shore Excursion: Taieri Gorge Railway Tour and City Sightseeing

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Take one of the most popular Shore Excursions in New Zealand - the stunning Taieri Gorge Railway. Travel one-way on the train from the glorious Dunedin Railway Station up through the Taieri Gorge from the comfort of your reserved seat. Listen to the informative commentary, or take in the open-air viewing carriage as it stops for photos. After disembarking the train at the half way point, you will then travel on a different route back to Dunedin to see the sights of this historic city.About us:Our team has been delivering world-class Shore Excursions for over 16 years - we have over 100 years combined tour guiding experience so you know you are in capable hands.Travel in a modern, air conditioned vehicle with a passionate local as your host. We specialise in small groups to allow an intimate and personalised experience. Every tour is commentated from start to finish - we delight in showing off our little corner of the world. And, we guarantee to have you back to the ship on time!
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Full-Day Ships Shore Excursions from Dunedin

Make the most of your time at port in Dunedin with one of these customizable Dunedin shore excursions. Get your bearings at your own pace with a Hop-on, Hop-off bus tour, or choose between outings to Larnach Castle and Gardens and the magnificent Taieri Gorge Railway. If desired, the shore excursions can be combined with some of Dunedin’s top sites, including Cadbury World Dunedin, Speight’s Brewery, or the Olveston Historic Home. All shore excursions include pickup and drop-off at Port Chalmers.
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Shore Excursion: Dunedin Highlights with Larnach Castle

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Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour

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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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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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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Dunedin, Otago Peninsula & Coastal Train trip tour

Experience the beauty of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula on this full-day tour with a small group. Enjoy the personalized attention and plenty of time to ask questions that comes with traveling in a small group. Travel in a minivan to several bays and beaches, then visit the Albatross Center for some independent free time. In Dunedin, visit the First Church, the Botanic Garden, and the Railway Station, among other highlights.
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Small Group Larnach Castle Tour

Enjoy a fully guided tour of Larnach Castle during a day of sightseeing in Dunedin with a small group. See key landmarks such as the Larnach family tomb in Dunedin's old Northern Cemetery. Visit the University of Otago, Dunedin Botanic Garden, Baldwin Street and the Dunedin Railway Station. Then head to the hills of the Otago Peninsula to explore the famous century-old castle. Pickup and drop-off is available from hotels or the cruise port.
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Small-Group Tour of Dunedin City

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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Iconic Wildlife Tour in Dunedin

Observe yellow-eyed penguins in their nesting habitat on a small-group tour from Dunedin to the Otago Peninsula. Hear informative narration about this wildlife sanctuary and enjoy great photo ops from various lookouts. First, take a sightseeing tour of Dunedin’s main landmarks including the University of Otago and Dunedin Botanic Garden. Upgrade your experience with a 1-hour stop at the Royal Albatross Center for a look at a royal albatross colony nesting area with a specialist guide. Includes pickup and drop-off from your hotel or cruise port.
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Half day Private Tour of Dunedin City Highlights and Peninsula Scenery

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Otago Peninsula Scenic and City Highlights Tour

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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With this tour you will be introduced to main highlights of this gorgeous city and will be able to enjoy the most breathtaking scenery of Otago Peninsula, including a 1 hour wildlife cruise. You will have advantage of travelling in a small group with personalised attention and avoiding big crowds and big buses
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Iconic city sights, coastal inlets and stunning harbor views are the highlights of this 4-4.5 hour tour, and it starts when we collect you from Port Chalmers, where you’ll meet your guide.We start with a scenic drive that takes in the location of where Dunedin first began for both the early Māori and European settlers, and a look at some of the beautiful iconic sites our city has to offer. We then head out for the Otago Peninsula which delivers spectacular views above the Otago Harbour before winding back down to sea level to arrive at scenic inlets frequented by wading birds. Hear commentary about the nature and the natural processes that shaped the land and learn about Māori, the first people to step ashore here. We’ll take a stroll along a stunning sandy beach where we are often lucky enough to glimpse New Zealand sea lions and fur seals. We finish our tour with a look at Baldwin street, the world's steepest residential street.
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Join a small group tour to discover highlights of Dunedin - the oldest city in New Zealand .Our City Tour is a great choice for those who are short on time and want individual and personalised service. It is a short but sweet introduction to our wonderful city of Dunedin. Our two hour City Tour takes in the highlights of Dunedin and still allows plenty of time for you to partake in any other activities that you may have planned.
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