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  1. New Zealand
  2. Otago
  3. Dunedin

Dunedin: City Highlights and Otago Peninsula Scenery

Product ID: 236702
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As your cruise ship docks in Dunedin, take a full 5-hour tour to see the highlights of the city center and the natural beauty of the Otago Peninsula. You can view the Dunedin Railway station and other landmarks, before driving the scenic Highcliff Road.
About this activity
Duration 5 - 6 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup optional

Your hotel in Dunedin or Port Chalmers
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants and date:



  • Receive a full introduction to Dunedin City and the Otago Peninsula
  • Enjoy the most spectacular scenery of the Otago Peninsula on a small bus tour
  • Learn about the Royal Albatross
  • Stop at the World’s steepest street, Baldwin street
  • Enjoy a short guided stroll at the Dunedin Botanic Garden
Full description
Meet your tour guide at 9 AM at Port Chalmers, from where you will enjoy a 20-minute scenic drive with photo stops to Dunedin City. Make the first stop at the world’s steepest street, and spend about 10 minutes grasping this extreme location. From there, head to Signal Hill's lookout point, which offers a gorgeous panorama of Dunedin and the surrounding area.

Then, take a short guided stroll at the upper botanic garden to view a variety of plants, as well as native New Zealand birds. Drive through one of the oldest cemeteries of Dunedin where the William Larnach family and Thomas Bracken are buried, as you hear all about their fame. Later on, stop at the oldest New Zealand’s University, Otago University. Drive through the main shopping street, George Street and Octagon, which comprises the heart of the city.

Next up, stop to view one of the finest churches, the First Church of Otago before you visit the stunning Dunedin Railway Station and hear all about how busy it used to be. Following the city sightseeing, sit back to enjoy the most breathtaking scenery of the Otago Peninsula via Highcliff Road with some great photo stops. After a 1-hour scenic drive, stop at the end of the Peninsula, the Royal Albatross Centre, and enjoy some free time to grab some snacks and drinks at the lovely cafe. You can also explore outdoors, walk down to the beach to spot seals on rocks or in water, view royal albatross gliding if it is windy enough, and enjoy the ocean and lighthouse views.

Following a break on the Otago Peninsula, drive via a low road to enjoy some different scenery along the harbor. Later on, return to Port Chalmers or choose to stay in the city for some shopping before making your own way back to the port. Alternatively, upgrade your tour to include a 1-hour wildlife cruise so you can learn more as you view Otago Peninsula's unique marine wildlife.
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Port Chalmers pickup and drop-off
  • 1-hour wildlife cruise (if option chosen)
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Souvenirs

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Port Chalmers cruise terminal private tour waiting area, close to door 2, 31 Beach St, Port Chalmers 9023, New Zealand

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Organized by

Fantail Tours Limited

Product ID: 236702