• Location: Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes (approx.)
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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.


  • Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula shore excursion
  • Admire views of Cape Saunders along the Otago Peninsula
  • Visit the leafy residential neighborhood of St Clair and stop for light refreshments in the village of Brighton
  • Small-group tour limited to 19 ensures a more personalized experience
  • Choice of morning and afternoon tours
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

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What You Can Expect

Dunedin Shore Excursion: Small-Group Tour of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula

Dunedin Railway Station

Coastal inlets and and harbor views highlight this Dunedin shore excursion to the Otago Peninsula. Start your half-day tour when your cruise ship docks in Port Chalmers, just outside Dunedin. You’ll meet your guide at a dockside meeting point, then board your vehicle for the short drive to the city center.

A scenic route delivers you above the Otago Harbour where you’ll appreciate the vista over the Otago Peninsula. Upon reaching Dunedin, your guide makes a stop at the charming Dunedin Railway Station for a photo op before departing the city for its outskirts.

Leaving the paved path, your vehicle follows coastal tracks alongside scenic inlets frequented by seabirds. Hear commentary about the geothermal activity that shaped this region over eons. You’ll disembark for a short walk on a gorgeous beach for a glimpse of New Zealand sea lions — aka Hooker's sea lions — that often bask here.

Continue to a peninsular lookout for views of Cape Saunders, then take a gravel road to Dunedin’s leafy suburbs, such as Portobello, St Clair and Brighton. Enjoy stops at several vista points overlooking Otago Harbour before weaving in and out of the harbor-side bays on the return journey to the cruise port.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to the Dunedin port for your ship’s departure. In the extremely unlikely event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

Mary J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018



5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Smooth sailing all the way. The driver/guide was very friendly and knowledgeable

Alexander D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

With limited time to see some of Dunedin and also some of the local area and wildlife this is a great trip. Theresa was very punctual, very knowledgeable, good at looking after all of us and keeping us informed. A small part of the trip had to be changed slightly due to mudslips on the road. It was a really good experience to see as much as we could in a short period of time.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This was the highlight of our dream trip to Australia and New Zealand!! Chris was an amazing guide from beginning to end...I enjoyed every second of this tour!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This was a nice tour, in spite of a drizzly, overcast day. Our guide did a nice job of taking care of us. We especially enjoyed seeing the fur seals on the beach.

Bill B United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Ended up being a private tours since the wife was in a wheelchair. No price increase for individual attention. The hide was knowledgeable and was of great assistance. I would book with them again.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

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Heather W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

A very interesting day with Glenn who was very informative. Very enjoyable.

MaryAnn M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

We had a great excursion. Very professional. Chris (I hope I’m remembering his name) was interesting, funny and very knowledgeable about the area. There were issues with two big ships coming in at once but they resolved them and gave us a great tour! Thanks, MaryAnn and Wayne

Edward V Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Great trip. Great tour guide. Wonderful sites. New Zealand is beautiful. Highly recommended

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