Port Chalmers Tours

 Dunedin & Otago Peninsula

(7.5 Hour duration, Cost = $193.00 p.p. Children 4 - 14 $125.00 Admissions included in this price)

A comprehensive full day itinerary, exploring the charming historic city of Dunedin, and the special uniqueness of the scenery and wildlife of the Otago Peninsula.


Dunedin possesses a fascinating human and natural history, which includes a proud Maori tribe, early Scottish settlers, unique architecture, fascinating wildlife and stunning scenery.


Dunedin, which was for a time the leading industrial and commercial centre of New Zealand, largely influenced by the wealth created by the Central Otago Gold Rush of the 1840's.


The City has retained many of its early buildings and boasts the finest collection of Edwardian and Victorian buildings in New Zealand. Dunedin is often referred to as "the Edinburgh of the south, which is because Dunedin is the Gaelic word for Edinburgh.


Highlights of the Tour


  • Baldwin Street - The world's steepest


  • University of Otago - New Zealand's oldest


  • Historic Dunedin Railway Station - Wow!!


  • Larnach Castle Gardens - Magnificent architecture & Gardens


  • Otago Peninsula - Fascinating wildlife encounter


  • Penguins, Sea Lions & Fur Seals - A heart warming encounter


  • Royal Albatross Colony - Spectacular viewing



Your tour explores the city of Dunedin and the fascinations of the Otago Peninsula, with the best of the key city sights and the finest lookouts on the Otago Peninsula. If your looking for the ultimate Dunedin experience, look no further, join us and others on a small group tour. 


The tour begins with a scenic drive through Dunedin City where we will visit some key City sights including, Baldwin Street, University of Otago, Historic Dunedin Railway Station and the Octagon.


Our journey continues out onto the Otago Peninsula, where the Southern Ocean constantly pounds our coastline, and some rare species of wildlife come ashore year round making this area undoubtedly, the Wildlife Capital of New Zealand.


We next visit the truly magnificent Larnach Castle and Gardens. Most superlatives seem somehow inadequate to describe the majesty of this place where you will be enthralled by the beauty and serenity of the location which hosts amazing buildings, wonderful gardens and stunning view of the peninsula and Otago Harbour. There is a Café in the castle grounds which is an optional lunch stop where you can purchase light lunch options at your own cost.


On our journey to view the Yellow-Eyed Penguins, you will see native birds feeding on the rich mudflats and view some of the finest coastal scenery New Zealand has to offer.


We use a series of tunnels and hides which provide unrivalled access to view the Yellow-Eyed Penguin, arguably the rarest  the world.


Our final stop is at Tairoa Heads where the truly majestic  Northern Royal Albatross, can be seen gliding around the headlands. Our guide will  tell of this truly amazing bird which spends most of its life at sea, and has chosen the tip of the Otago Peninsula to come ashore to breed.


We take the low road back to Port Chalmers and your cruise ship

to complete a day which our visitors find fascinating and full of very special and happy memories.



What makes us  better?   


  • We have fun and it shows


  • Worry-free guarantee      


  • Short & long tour options


  • Quality vehicles - spacious & comfortable


  • Sharing personal experiences


  • Local knowledge from real Kiwis


  • Flexible itineraries


  • Transparent pricing


Historic Dunedin Railway Station   



Stunningly beautiful Larnach Castle  



Cute & rare - Yellow-Eyed Penguin  



Majestic Northern Royal Albatross  





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