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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
From US$129.72
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Dunedin City and Otago Peninsula Small-Group Tour
From US$129.72
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 (23)
1 - 5 of 16 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nice tour

We stopped in Dunedin while on our cruise, but with only one day to look around, we decided to come back to Dunedin and visit the Otago Peninsula. As another reviewer said, Les, our driver/guide, was the best. He picked us up promptly at our...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Barbara1426
Reviewed 12 February 2019
Great job by a small but professional tour company

My wife and I had a great time with our tour guide and the small tour group of Eight in a comfortable van. Had a great time. We were on time back to the ship by 4 pm as promise by our great and friendly...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Rudy M
RussC345, Owner at Tourworks NZ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Rudy thanks for taking the time to review our Tourworks NZ tour. We really appreciate the positive comments and it's great to see you enjoyed your stay in Dunedin. Thanks from the Tourworks NZ team.

Reviewed 6 February 2019
Good and miserable day

Our guide was Paul, who was informative, but failed to address our problems. The tour plans for the day were good and we did enjoy them. HOWEVER, we had two major issues. The tour group tells you up front you are in a mini van...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 30 January 2019
Les is the BEST!

Our driver/guide Les showed us a fantastic day while docked in Port Chalmers for Dunedin. He picked us up promptly at the port. His easy going, professional manner was wonderful. He took us to see so many things that were not listed, we felt we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bots99
RussC345, Owner at Tourworks NZ, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2019

Hi there and thanks for the review. Les is definitely the man to deliver and obviously he does. We are all local guides and we ensure you will see the best sights and scenery in and around Dunedin. Again thanks for the positive comments. Cheers...More

Reviewed 24 January 2019
Great day tour and great experience with Les

I'll have to repeat, great day tour, very knowledgeable guide with Les. Felt very comfortable and views of the great little city, gardens and castle and Otago Peninsula. could not have been more pleased. Thanks Les, for a memorable experience!

Date of experience: January 2019
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