• Tour code: 6586DND3
  • Location: Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Take a leisurely guided hike along a windswept coastal track of the Otago Peninsula on this half-day journey from Dunedin. View the Chasm and other rock formations including a natural bridge from the Lovers Leap lookout. On the beach, keep an eye out for New Zealand wildlife such as fur seals, sea lions and yellow-eyed penguins. Refreshments and round-trip minivan transport from your hotel or cruise port are included. Numbers are limited to nine people, ensuring a small-group experience.


  • Half-day tour of the Otago Peninsula with coastal hike, from Dunedin
  • See sculptural rock formations that have formed over thousands of years
  • Stop at Lovers Leap to view a natural bridge made of rock
  • Be on the lookout for New Zealand fur seals, sea lions and the rare yellow-eyed penguin
  • Pickup and drop-off available from Dunedin hotels or Port Chalmers cruise port
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 9 people allows customized attention from your guide

What You Can Expect

Otago Peninsula Guided Coastal Walk Including the Chasm and Lover's Leap

Otago Peninsula coastal walk

Prepare for a half-day tour of the Otago Peninsula, where New Zealand wildlife flourishes along the rugged coastline. After pickup from your Dunedin hotel or the cruise port, you’re transferred by minivan to a remote region where you’ll embark on a leisurely 2.5-mile (4-km) hike. 

During the scenic drive, stop for photo ops and listen to your guide narrate interesting facts about the geographical features, flora and fauna of this South Island landscape.

On arrival, follow your guide along a coastal track of native bush above coves dotted with rock formations. See a basalt column called the Chasm, and stand at the Lovers Leap vista point for the best views of a natural bridge. You’ll descend a 650-foot (200-meter) sand dune to the beach, where you’re welcomed into a private hut for light refreshments.

Your guide shares knowledge of local marine life and points out any animals that frequently come ashore, including sea lions, New Zealand fur seals and the yellow-eyed penguins that inhabit the Otago Peninsula. Enjoy a stroll along the beach before the approx. 20-minute return journey to Dunedin, with drop-off at your hotel or cruise terminal.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Excellent tour and really good guide!

Allison S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Our tour was cancelled due to severe weather, but we were contacted and given the option for a full refund or to do a bus tour of the city. We took the bus tour and were very pleased with the customer service, knowledge of the driver, etc.

Chadatorn P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

It was a very good experience. Beautiful coastal walk way and you can take a photo with a lovely sea lion. I recommened

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