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Private Guided Tour of Dunedin City Heritage and Unique Wildlife and Scenery

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US$ 493.57
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    What to Expect
    Start your private tour at 9am at your preferred location in Dunedin.
    You will have a local tour guide offering you a small personalized tour to suit your interests.
    Otago is home and the locals are passionate about its unique natural beauty, wonderful wildlife and rich heritage.
    There are a range of options for you to enjoy. Whether you are keen on: wildlife viewing, a quick tour of our lovely city, a visit to our amazing wildlife sanctuary, or exploration of Otago Peninsula with Albatrosses and Yellow Eyed Penguins.
    You can also choose one of train trips to see the beauty of the Taieri Gorge, Otago countryside! our guide is committed to making your visit to Dunedin a memorable one.
    You will have at least 5 hours of sightseeing with a knowledgeably driver - guide in a very comfortable van. You will have a tour tailored for your group.
    Our suggested itinerary:
    Scenic drive from Port Chalmers to Dunedin City
    • Baldwin Street - the world's steepest street
    • Signal Hill Lookout point - an amazing way to get an overview of the city and area
    • Upper Botanic garden stroll (20-30mins) - Bird Aviaries & Rhododendron Dell
    • Northern Cemetery to introduce people to Thomas Bracken and show Larnach mausoleum
    • Otago University
    • Knox Church 
    • George Street & Octagon 
    • First Church
    • Dunedin Railway StationAfter City Highlights enjoy the most breathtaking scenic drive via Highcliff Road on Otago Peninsula. There is an option to stop at Larnach castle (Castle and gardens extra charge $34pp or gardens only $16pp)
    Scenic drive to Taiaroa Head, the only mainland Royal Albatross colony in the world.
    While at Albatross centre, there are options how to spend 1 hour there.
    • Free time. Ideas how to spend: go down to Pilot’s beach where seals can be seen, if it is windy enough watch albatrosses gliding outside, or enjoy ocean views with lighthouse on the other side. Time for some drinks and food at the cafe or look at the display about wildlife
    • 1 hour Albatross guided tour (extra charge $54pp)
    • 1 hour wildlife cruise (extra charge $55pp)
    • 1.5 hour tour of Penguin Place (extra charge $55pp)Scenic drive back to Port Chalmers via Portobello Road.
    Please note, if you choose any extra options you need to notify us in special requirements so we reserve spaces for one of the wildlife guided tour options.
    Larnach castle entry and/or wildlife options to be paid extra on arrival.
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    Reviewed 21 January 2019

    Spent the day with Asta seeing some fantastic scenery before stopping for the best Fish and Chips we've ever had. She navigated the roads like an expert while filling our heads with history of Dunedin. Recommend the boat ride.

    Date of experience: January 2019
    Thank walkerrita27
    AstaA83, Manager at Fantail Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2019

    Thank you. It makes us so happy to hear you had a good time while touring with us!

    Reviewed 9 January 2019

    I contacted Fantail because we needed to be sure that we could be met at the cruise ship with a vehicle that could accommodate my husband's knee rover, and could be flexible to deal with whatever mobility issues he still faced at the time of...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank 5Traveler5
    AstaA83, Manager at Fantail Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2019

    Dear Sara thank you for a such a lovely feedback. It was lovely to have you and your husband on a tour and what a great wildlife viewing we had!

    Reviewed 1 December 2018

    We booked a half day private guide and had Asta for our guide who drove us around Dunedin town and up to the Peninsula in a very comfortable Mercedes people carrier. Asta was superb, very knowledgeable, passionate and a real pleasure to be with for...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    1  Thank ThePhotoFinder
    Reviewed 22 March 2018

    We were able to customize this tour to see exactly what we wanted to see and really packed an incredible amount into 1 day. We did the cadbury tour, Dunedin city sites, wildlife cruise, Larnach castle and stopped for great fish and chips (recommended by...More

    Date of experience: March 2018
    Thank Foody122
    Reviewed 23 February 2018

    Asta, our guide, was excellent and well informed. Showed us all the highlights of of her city and was very passionate about the area. Tour included a boat trip to the albatross nesting area and viewing of other wildlife. She was very flexible about what...More

    Date of experience: February 2018
    Thank RuedigerB15
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    23 January 2019|
    Response from ThePhotoFinder | Reviewed this property |
    Hi Jackie, Sorry - I'm just the reviewer - not the tour guide ! :-)
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