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

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    What to Expect
    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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    If your cruise ship is late please just make your way to the meeting point for further instruction

    Port Chalmers (Also called Port Otago)
    3h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Live commentary on board
    • Professional guide
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
    • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
    • Entry/Admission - Dunedin Beach
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
    • Viewing of wildlife is not guaranteed
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved as well as uneven surfaces
    • Viewing of wildlife is not guaranteed
    • Please wear comfortable clothing, sun protection and closed-toe shoes, suitable for walking
    • Departure time may change depending on cruise ship schedule
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 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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    Reviewed 8 May 2019 via mobile

    Organised our own shore excursion through the company itself. Easy booking process, good communication in the lead up. They even changed our tour without any fuss when our cruise ship had an itinerary change. We were picked up from the cruise dock and had a...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    1  Thank davinell173
    Reviewed 28 April 2019

    Our tour of Dunedin with Chris was wonderful. It was informative and we were afforded the opportunity to make several stops for photographs.

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank GrandBirdie
    Reviewed 28 March 2019

    We had such a wonderful day with Oli exploring Dunedin and the peninsula. The information that he provided was so enlightening and brought the area to life. The penguins and albatross were awesome, and we learned so much about local birds and plants (and bats)....More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank alexysmom
    Reviewed 4 March 2019

    Thanks to our excellent guide, Ollie, we had a terrific tour of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula. Ollie was knowledgeable in many things to do with the marine and birdlife on the trip and even managed to find us a mother seal up fairly close...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank Paul W
    Reviewed 17 February 2019

    Our small group tour of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula was wonderful. Our tour guide, Sharon, was very informative and friendly. I would highly recommend this tour.

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank Colleen R
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    9 June 2018|
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    Response from Back2NatureTours | Property representative |
    All our tours fit in with Dunedin's busy cruise ship schedule - if your ship is running late or changes it time of arrival don't worry, all tour members are on your ship so your all in the same boat:) We just ask that you... More
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