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Back to Nature Tours

1 Great King Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 800 286 000
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Back to Nature Tours conducts nature based tours of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula, Catlins and Stewart Island. Join us on one of our world famous cruise ship excursions that include Dunedin's best tour attractions, scenery and wildlife. We also organize private tours for individuals or groups that are tailor made to make your experience in Dunedin one you will never forget. We are a Qualmark Endorsed New Zealand owned business - Qualmark is New Zealand tourism's official quality assurance organisation, providing a trusted guide to quality travel experiences. We are Department of Conservation Permit holders and have a Marine Mammal permit - allowing us to guide visitors legally in some of New Zealand’s most remote and beautiful locations.
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1 Great King Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 800 286 000
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

We had Dave as our guide for the day. Smooth pick up from the cruise terminal and a nice small group of about 10 fellow cruisers. Dave is a well educated and knowledgable man who knows, lives and feels his home. He is truly connected...More

Thank A4JF
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Mattews was our guide. Very knowledgeable with a good pronunciation (critical for us french canadians). We were 8 per van. Be aware: it is a long day. Left the cuise ship at 8h30 to return at 15h15, only 15 minutes before ship departure. We saw...More

Thank B265
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Two tours with Chris Roberts, including the peninsular wildlife and the city sights gave us a full experience of the Dunedin scene. Chris is knowledgable, thorough and patient. We could not have experienced a better day as part of our NZ Sostice cruise holiday. It...More

1  Thank Bill L
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Great company, locally owned and operated. We took the half day tour called Bays Beaches and Views of Dunedin. Our guide Mark was outstanding. The tour began at the railway station and continued thru city center before heading out on a comprehensive driving tour of...More

Thank pttpw
Reviewed 3 December 2016

This was a fun tour looking out over the coast. It was a few hours but saw a lot of wildlife and the people were very nice.

1  Thank postrawb
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We did the Bays & Beaches Tour with Back to Nature Tours while in Dunedin on a cruise. The guide was at the port to collect us as arranged. The tour was very enjoyable. We went to Baldwin St, steepest street in the world, the...More

1  Thank ParkwayTravellers
Reviewed 19 May 2016

We booked via Zealandier Tours and were met just outside the port at Dunedin by Chris of Back to Nature Tours. Our first stop was at the beautiful Dunedin Railway Station - we had time to look around the station before boarding our train. The...More

Thank Gill G
CJ R, Guest Relations Manager at Back to Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2016

Hi Gill, We're glad you enjoyed your day with us. Sometimes things run a bit late or finish earlier than people expect. As Guest Relations Manager and a tour guide, we love having people on tour like you that just roll with it and enjoy...More

Reviewed 4 May 2016

I didn't review earlier since I had lost some information and Chris Roberts, our guide and Operations Manager of Back to Nature Tours just sent me an e-mail. I had given him my business card and asked some questions.I booked through Shore Excursions. Since I...More

1  Thank marshalnk
CJ R, Guest Relations Manager at Back to Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2016

Hi Marsha, Thanks for the great review! Your a lady that's traveled the globe and joined many tours so we appreciate the positive feedback - haste ye back!

Reviewed 12 April 2016

Mateo was an amazing guide! I took the tour with several other cruise ship passengers and we all agreed that he was the best guide on our entire trip! He's incredibly knowledgeable and took us all over Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula. We had a...More

Thank Ashley M
CJ R, Guest Relations Manager at Back to Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2016

Hi Ashley, Thanks for your feedback, we'll pass it on to Matteo before he heads to South America for a few months. Have a great day, haste ye back!

Reviewed 9 April 2016

We can thoroughly recommend this company to anyone picking up a tour off a cruise ship. They go above and beyond your expectations. Nothing is too much trouble for them including adapting your tour to enable a disabled traveller to experience the train trip and...More

Thank Gayle692
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Pauline H
24 June 2017|
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Response from Back2NatureTours | Property representative |
Hi Pauline, I've just sent a response to your e-mail:) Regards Chris
27 November 2016|
Response from Back2NatureTours | Property representative |
Hi There, Sure, just use the promo code TRIPLE3PORT Regards Carla