Awesome Tours
Awesome Tours
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Awesome Tours is a privately owned and operated small group tour business providing local scheduled tours, tailor made personalized multi day tours and shore excursion tours to meet your needs. These can include areas such as Milford Sound, Queenstown, West Coast, Mt Cook or the entire South Island. Day tours from Dunedin can include areas such as the Catlins and Moeraki Boulders and the Otago Peninsula. We provide small group scheduled and private shore excursion tours for cruise passengers while in Dunedin including pickup/return from/to Port, Key City Sights, Natures Wonders Argo Wildlife tours ( Yellow Eyed Penguins, NZ Fur Seals and much more) Natures Wonders authentic Sheep Shed experience, Larnach Castle and the Royal Albatross Colony.We look forward to being of service to you.
Dunedin, New Zealand
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Awards
Travellers' Choice
2023

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jgleeson5
Dalveen, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We really appreciated Mark’s personalised informative tour a couple of days ago. It is a beautiful part of New Zealand with such a rich history.
Written 5 April 2024
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Francine M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Mark was an amazing tour guide and so knowledgeable! We are so happy with our experience and would recommend this tour to anyone wanting to explore Dunedin. Mark had all of the local knowledge of the historical and natural sites. We had an AWESOME day!!
Written 10 March 2024
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EmF
Staten Island, NY24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Otago peninsula and Lornack
castle tour. Excellent service, prompt communication. Detailed explanation of what we saw .Mark went above and beyond to make our tour exceptional. Highly recommend.
Written 28 February 2024
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tudman
Auckland Central, New Zealand61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Special tour around Dunedin out from cruise ship to albatross colony. Mark had excellent knowledge and explained a lot of history previously unknown. Thoroughly recommend awesome tours. We had an awesome 👌 time
Written 8 February 2024
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Amy S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Thanks again for such a wonderful tour - we had a fantastic day exploring Otago peninusula! Mark was the perfect guide and made our day so memorable.
Written 4 June 2023
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FarAway45576859730
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
We just had the best experience with Mark on an “awesome tour” along the high road of the Otago Peninsula, and out to the Royal Albatross Centre. Mark was knowledgeable and friendly, and the transport was comfortable with superb views (spotting sealions along the way). Best of all, the albatross | toroa were gliding in the light wind - a spectacular sight - the cloud cover actually made the viewing easy. And the 10kg chicks ‘waddling’ along the bank were pretty cute! Absolutely recommend a Dunedin tour with Awesome Tours. ***** Five stars!
Written 8 May 2023
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Marie-Louise H
Brisbane, Australia37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We had the best time with Mark from Awesome Tours. The name of the tour Awesome Tours being very apt. Mark collected us in the city and drove us to Natures Wonders. All the way he was pointing our different things and giving us so much information which was fabulous from city sights to the Peninsula. Natures Wonders is the most incredible place . We got to see Albatross, fur seals including babies , little blue penguins and yellow eyed penguins ( everything they promised ) The gentleman ( both at the desk and Martin ) were friendly and so informative. Back with Mark who was happy to give us a recommendation for dinner which was fantastic. The local knowledge was so appreciated as was the whole afternoon. We felt very spoilt ! Thanks Mark, Martin and the whole crew.
Written 5 May 2023
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Akshaiy N
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
Got to see northern royal albatross, fur seal, sea lion, little blue penguin and yellow-eyed penguin. Transport was provided via different vehicles to cummute to and fro accommodation, restaurants and all attractions. The tour guide Mark Dixon was very cordial and knowledgable.
Written 14 April 2023
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cricketnut29
Auckland Central, New Zealand117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
We were on an Ovation of the Seas cruise around New Zealand and back to Sydney.
One of the ports we called at Port Chalmers on Wed 13th March allowed us the opportunity for us to organise a private tour with Mark Dixon from Awesome Tours. What a wonderful tour he allowed us for the half day we spent with him with the main attraction being going to Larnach Castle which we thoroughly enjoyed. In addition Mark dropped us off at the historic Dunedin Railways Station and we also had a half hour in Dunedin Central to stretch our legs. On the way back to the ship we went to Balwin Street the steepest street in the world before returning to Port Chalmers through the back streets of Dunedin. Throughout the tour we had expert and interesting commentary from Mark about the history surrounding the tragic ownership of Larnach Castle and about Dunedin.
We cannot speak more highly about this tour and Mark and strongly recommend any future visitors to Dunedin to use Awesome Tours. Also his rate is about half of what the cruise company tours are.
Written 25 March 2023
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JRB
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Seeing the wildlife/scenery good; ppl running the tour were not so good. Thinly-veiled racism and a very unfriendly cafe/shop lady left me feeling sad that I paid for this experience. To start the tour, the van driver tried to convince us that the enslaved Māori were not kept in the caves he pointed to (contrary to what the Māori believe). Then he pointed to a field and made a "joke" about the sheep with brown wool being Māori sheep because of their color. When we arrived at the cafe before the start of the off-road, the lady running the cafe (that's part of the tour group) was incredibly unfriendly, wouldn't make a coffee, and initially didn't want to let us use the toilet. The penguins and seals were cool though.
Written 21 March 2023
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