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Dunedin and Otago Peninsula Full-Day Nature Tour

Product ID: 69579
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Visit some of the finest lookouts and must-see places in Dunedin on a full day tour. Admire both the notable architecture of the historical buildings and the natural beauty found along the coastline of the Otago Peninsula.
About this activity
Duration 7.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Hotel pick-up can be arranged from all centrally located accommodation or Port Chalmers. Provide your accommodation or cruise ship details when booking and the local operator will confirm your pick-up details with confirmation.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Admire Dunedin’s Edwardian and Victorian architecture on a scenic city drive
  • Visit the steepest street in the world and Signal Hill for a spectacular lookout over Dunedin
  • Journey to the Otago Peninsula to visit places exclusively accessible by smaller vehicles
  • Explore the unique collection of specialized gardens at Larnach Castle
  • See yellow-eyed penguins, little blue penguins, sea lions, fur-seals and albatross
Full description
Make the most of your visit to Dunedin, the oldest city in New Zealand, on a full-day tour. Be picked up from your central accommodation or from Port Chalmers, and begin your tour with a scenic drive of Dunedin’s city highlights. Visit New Zealand’s oldest university, the historic Dunedin Railway Station, and Baldwin Street, the steepest street in the world. Journey out onto the Otago Peninsula to explore Larnach Castle’s unique gardens where you will have the opportunity to purchase lunch. 

Follow winding gravel roads towards Portobello, visiting tidal inlets along the way. View native birds and see the stunning scenery along the rugged coastline. Take an adventurous journey through a series of tunnels for unrivaled views of the critically endangered Yellow-Eyed Penguin. See Little Blue Penguins as well as New Zealand Sea Lions and Fur Seals who come ashore regularly. Visit Taiaroa Head, where the Northern Royal Albatross can often be seen gliding around the headland. The tour concludes with your return to your accommodation or Port Chalmers around 4:15 PM. 
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Local guide
  • Larnach Gardens entry fee
  • Penguin Reserve entry fee
  • Larnach Castle entry fee, if add-on selected at check-out
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes
• You can opt to include entry to Lanarch Castle by adding it on at the checkout
• Note that lunch is not included, you will have the opportunity to purchase lunch on the day. If you have any dietary requirements, please let your guide know on the day of your tour
• The penguin tour in the afternoon provides you with fantastic photographic opportunities and introduces you to one of the rarest penguins in the world
• Note that there are 90 steps to climb and 600 meters to trek, taking approximately 90-minutes
• Departure times can vary and will be confirmed by the local operator prior to your travel date
• Pick-up and drop off can also be arranged for cruise ship passengers arriving at Port Chalmers, Dunedin, New Zealand. Provide your ship's details when booking
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.8 / 5
based on 11 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.7/5
Organization
4.8/5
Value for money
4.5/5
Safety
4.8/5

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Product ID: 69579