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Dunedin City and Otago Peninsula Small-Group Tour

  • 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)
Dunedin City and Otago Peninsula Small-Group Tour
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Dunedin City and Otago Peninsula Small-Group Tour
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, watch surfers at St. Clair Beach, and have the option to tour the beautifully restored Larnach Castle.
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 90-minute tour at Penguin Place, then walk along St. Clair Beach and watch surfers in the chilly Pacific Ocean. 

Your full-day tour ends with drop-off at your cruise ship or hotel in Dunedin.

Reviews (14)
1 - 5 of 7 reviews
Reviewed September 6, 2018
Fantastic Tour of The City & Peninsula

Paul showed us the ins and outs of Dunedin in a fun/laid-back way! He picked us up at our hotel and since there were so few of us, we were able to personalize the tour to what we wanted to do. Paul was informative, friendly...More

1  Thank Natalie D
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile
Amazing tour!

My friend Sean and I had the luck of having Les as our personal tour guide for the day. He was so full of information and perspective about Dunedin and really brought things to life. I loved the combination of getting to see all of...More

2  Thank Mary R
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile
Full day cruise excursion

Tourworks provided top notch service during our recent cruise to New Zealand. With just a few days notice our cruise itinerary was changed due to unfavourable weather, meaning our day in Dunedin was moved to another date. Quick email to tourworks, and there was no...More

1  Thank Andrew L
Russ C, Owner at Tourworks NZ, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2018

Hi Andrew sorry i am a bit late responding. Les had an extremely enjoyable day showing you Dunedin's many great sights. You obviously enjoyed yourself which is what we like to hear. No problems adjusting dates when ships itinerary changes we are here to help....More

Reviewed March 15, 2018
Dunedin city and Peninsula tour

We were met at our hotel in Dunedin by Russell. My daughter and I were the only ones on the tour and had a great day out, Russell was very knowledgeable about the Dunedin area, was very friendly and easy to chat with. Really enjoyed...More

Thank CanukKiwi
Russ C, Owner at Tourworks NZ, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2018

Hi Shirley i am pleased you and Emily enjoyed your day out in Dunedin. It was a pleasure to show you our varied sights and wildlife. I hope you manage to make the very long trip to the deep south again sometime and good luck...More

Reviewed March 8, 2018
A very interesting tour

Les, the driver picked us up on time from our hotel. He made the trip very interesting and was a considerate guide for the various sights on offer. He was very informative and helped to make the day a very enjoyable one. We could have...More

Thank Lyn B
Russ C, Owner at Tourworks NZ, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2018

Hi Lyn thank you for the feedback we are pleased you enjoyed the tour. And we take on board your comments regarding the Castle. We are always looking at ways to improve our tours. Thanks again, Les Paul Russ Tourworks NZ

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