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Dunedin City and Otago Peninsula Small-Group Tour provided by Tourworks NZ

Dunedin City and Otago Peninsula Small-Group Tour

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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We will be contact tracing for all tours. All visitors will be required to hand sanitise on entry to our vehicle. Hand washing is compulsory at all stops.
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Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Discover the history and wildlife of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula on this comprehensive full-day tour. Explore the city’s highlights, including Dunedin Railway Station and the Octagon, then travel around the picturesque Otago Peninsula. Look for rare yellow-eyed penguins in their natural habitat at Penguin Place, see albatross at Taiaroa Head, and have the option to tour the beautifully restored Larnach Castle.
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You'll start at
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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    Pass by The Octagon
  • 4
    University of Otago
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 5
    Baldwin Street: The Steepest Street in the World
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Pass by Tourworks NZ
You'll end at
Dunedin
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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
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
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Geoffrey M wrote a review Mar 2020
Atherton, United Kingdom73 contributions22 helpful votes
What a fantastic day out. Our guide was brilliant. Saw everything I wanted to see, penguins, seals, sea lions and the huge Royal Albatross. I will never forget.
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Response from RussC345, Owner at Dunedin City and Otago Peninsula Small-Group Tour
Responded 16 Mar 2020
Great to read your review and positive comments. We are delivering on our promise of a great tour of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula. Thanks again from the team at Tourworks.
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Denise A wrote a review Mar 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Amazing day tour with Russ taking in the sights of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsular. Couldn’t have been better - great knowledge, breathtaking scenery and wildlife everywhere... albatross, penguins, seals, birds. It was an absolutely magical day. HIGHLY recommended. Thank you
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from RussC345, Owner at Dunedin City and Otago Peninsula Small-Group Tour
Responded 16 Mar 2020
Hi thanks for your review. Great to read you enjoyed your day out with me it certainly was a fun and entertaining day. Happy travels. Cheers Russ
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oreotawny wrote a review Mar 2020
London, Canada67 contributions3 helpful votes
Our guide, Les, was the best. He was very kind, knowledgeable and provided a personal tour for the four of us from the cruise. We saw Dunedin and the railway station, Baldwin St., Larnach Castle (purchased lunch). Would advise purchasing lunch first then touring the castle
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Date of experience: February 2020
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akula2038 wrote a review Dec 2019
San Antonio, Texas14 contributions9 helpful votes
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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 23 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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Ion M wrote a review Oct 2019
7 contributions1 helpful vote
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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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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from RussC345, Owner at Dunedin City and Otago Peninsula Small-Group Tour
Responded 25 Jan 2020
Thanks for your review. It's always great to read such positive comments. Cheers Les and Russ.
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About the operator

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Jen10c
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Dunedin city tour
Great host Les was very knowledgeable & helpful. Very informative, saw the steepest street in the world, Cadbury f
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736clivet
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Nice afternoon
Ideal 3 hour tour of Dunedin, Malcolm our guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. Would recommend it.
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Katco
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Look no further
We booked a half day city tour of Dunedin through directly through this company. The guide, Paul, arrived very pro
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450katrinaa
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Review for Dunedin
Communication was good. Driver - Les. Knowledgeable, informative and great guy . Tourworks NZ delivered. Many thank
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Daveo11_12
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Informative and Comfortable
Russ and his wife met us in the cruise ship terminal building. Having only driven through lovely Dunedin without an
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njcatt
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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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thoward71
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Dunedin delights
We had an awesome tour with Russ! He was so friendly, knowledgeable and flexible, adapting the tour to suit the wea
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Jabvmb
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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 f
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Michael B
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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 off
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fna456
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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 anot
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322gregl
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Brilliant Tour
Was greeted warmly by our guide/driver Les. The tour took us around Dunedin and covered some wonderful spots such a
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356gormanl
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Loved it
We spent a great day in Dunedin on this tour - despite our late arrival due to hassles with disembarking. Gary made
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Chren
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A great way to see the highlights of Dunedin when on a cruise.
This tour is well set up for cruise passengers. We were met in the terminal and everything proceeded smoothly. The
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kalumbo
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Excellent company
Had a full day tour booked with these guys on a stop on a cruise,was met at the port by the owner operator. Very cl
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TammyW1479
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Dunedin Tour
We recently booked a tour with Tourworks New Zealand in Dunedin. We were on a cruise and found the cruise tours ve
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Key Details
  • Duration: 7h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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