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Dunedin City and Otago Peninsula Small-Group Tour

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Overview
Enjoy a full-day tour experiencing lovely Dunedin City and the Otago Peninsula. You will see all the city highlights before journeying along the Otago Peninsula, which is full of wildlife and the majestic Larnach Castle. Included in the price is a tour at Penguin Place, the wild habitat of the rare yellow-eyed penguins. Your knowledgeable local guide has many stories of the area and knows all the best spots and vantage points along the way. There is plenty of time to chat and enjoy the commentary from your local guide during your small-group tour. Pickup and drop-off included.
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Dunedin
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  • 1
    Larnach Castle & Gardens
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Penguin Place
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Dunedin Railway Station
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 4
    Taiaroa Head
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Pass by The Octagon
  • 5
    University of Otago
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 6
    Baldwin Street: The Steepest Street in the World
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Pass by Tourworks NZ
You'll return to the starting point
Highlights
  • See Dunedin city highlights like Baldwin Street and Dunedin Railway Station
  • Look for seals, royal albatross, and penguins on the Otago Peninsula
  • Have the option to tour Larnach Castle and enjoy lunch there (own expense)
  • Small-group tour includes admission to Penguin Place
What to Expect
After morning pickup from your Dunedin hotel or cruise port, start your tour with a short drive to a panoramic lookout over Dunedin, and then to Baldwin Street—the world’s steepest residential street.  Next, view Victorian and Edwardian architecture at heritage buildings such as Dunedin Railway Station and the University of Otago, and check out the Octagon—Dunedin’s central plaza—and colorful street art. From here, head to the Otago Peninsula, soaking in the bucolic scenery on the way to the Gothic Revival–style Larnach Castle. Stroll through the gardens, and have the option to tour the castle (own expense) and purchase lunch at the café. Continue to Taiaroa Head and see wildlife such as New Zealand fur seals and royal albatross. Learn about yellow-eyed penguins during a guided tour at Penguin Place. Your full-day tour ends with drop-off at your cruise ship or hotel in Dunedin.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Dunedin, Dunedin, Otago Region, South Island

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from hotels, motels and port Chalmers. Anywhere in the city.

Ports

  • Port Chalmers
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Duration
7h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Larnach Castle & Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Penguin Place
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees (to Larnach Castle entry)
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • A maximum of 13 people per booking
  • A small amount of walking is involved but not essential
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Les gave a personal tour with knowledge & insight that grew my depth of knowledge and a desire to visit again and spend more time with the city & the penguins. Worth every dollar!
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Response from RussC345, Owner at Dunedin City and Otago Peninsula Small-Group Tour
Responded 22 Dec 2019
Hi thanks for your positive feedback. We hope to see you in Dunedin again and would love to show you more of our fantastic scenery and sights. Cheers the team at Tourworks.
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I had a great day tour with Les. I was the only one on the tour. So first of all I really appreciated that it wasn't cancelled. Les is great. He told me a lot of infromation about the history of the region, local plants and animals. He knows a lot about his area. Really good.
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Response from RussC345, Owner at Dunedin City and Otago Peninsula Small-Group Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks for your review. It's always great to read such positive comments. Cheers Les and Russ.
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I had a tour with Les in mid-August, and I couldn't have wished for a better day. I was the only one on the tour (really appreciated that it wasn't cancelled!), and we covered everything I wanted to see and in a pace convenient for me. Les is great, very knowledgeable, told me a
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Response from RussC345, Owner at Dunedin City and Otago Peninsula Small-Group Tour
Responded 29 Sep 2019
Thanks for your review. It's always great to read our customers are enjoying their tours with us. Dunedin really is a fantastic city to visit and tour. Thanks again.
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A lot of the wildlife tours don't run in the winter, so I was happy to find this one. It ended up being just my family, which was great (nice that they don't cancel if they have a small group). We don't do a lot of tours because we enjoy the freedom of seeing what we want. But
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Response from RussC345, Owner at Dunedin City and Otago Peninsula Small-Group Tour
Responded 13 Jul 2019
Hi Barbara thanks for your review. I'm pleased to see you enjoyed the day. As I said you guys were like a talisman regarding the wildlife it was great . I also really enjoyed your guys company during the day it was lots of fun. Again thanks for taking the time to post the review and happy travels for the rest of your time in New Zealand. Cheers Russ Caradus.
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Very informative tour. Loved the penguins and albatross. Beautiful scenery! We had lunch at Larnarch Castle. The food was good.
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Response from RussC345, Owner at Dunedin City and Otago Peninsula Small-Group Tour
Responded 13 Apr 2019
Hi Kathy thanks for the positive comments. It's great you enjoyed your day. Cheers from the team at Tourworks.
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By: Tourworks NZ
Katco
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
281172
Look no further
We booked a half day city tour of Dunedin through directly through this company. The guide, Paul, arrived very
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Katrina A
10
Review for Dunedin
Communication was good. Driver - Les. Knowledgeable, informative and great guy . Tourworks NZ delivered. Many
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Daveo11_12
Morphett Vale, Australia
3019
Informative and Comfortable
Russ and his wife met us in the cruise ship terminal building. Having only driven through lovely Dunedin without
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akula2038
San Antonio, Texas
89
Outstanding tour
Les gave a personal tour with knowledge & insight that grew my depth of knowledge and a desire to visit again and
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njcatt
Gig Harbor, Washington
449
The best way to see Dunedin
Russ picked us up at the dock at the agreed upon time and the tour went great. He was very flexible about what and
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Tracey H
10
Dunedin delights
We had an awesome tour with Russ! He was so friendly, knowledgeable and flexible, adapting the tour to suit the
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Jabvmb
Greater Sydney, Australia
123
Enjoyable
Russ from tour works picked us up on time in mini van at docking area of boat.Boat was overdue into port and Paul
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Michael B
11
Perfect view of Dunedin
Les did a perfect job of showing us around the best spots in Dunedin. He was ready to meet us as soon as we got
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fna456
72
Great Value for Cruise Travelers
We enjoyed our trip with Les, he picked us up right inside the terminal building in Port Chalmers. Only us and
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Ion M
31
Highly recommend this tour
I had a great day tour with Les. I was the only one on the tour. So first of all I really appreciated that it
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Key Details
  • Duration: 7h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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