A guided tour at Olveston, Botanical Garden with a picnic, Larnach Castle Garden, St Clair Beach
Start at Port Chalmers to experience the pure beauty of Dunedin on a fantastic 7-hour tour of rich heritage, spectacular scenery, and unique wildlife.
You will experience the gorgeous and memorable landscape of Otago Peninsula with amazing string of rugged beaches, bays and wildlife. I will show you the most breathtaking views and take you closer to nature and its wildlife.
Free time at Botanical Garden - internationally significant and the oldest botanic garden in New Zealand, before continuing to Olveston Historic Home, an example of the original historic homes, depicting the life of the wealthiest families in the early twentieth century.
You will stop at the world's steepest street, First Church, Railway station - the most photographed building in New Zealand and St Clair beach, a popular surf beach just ten-minute drive from the city centre.
The tour is designed only for 6 passengers maximum, so you will enjoy flexibility and comfort in a Mercedes-Benz van.
-Departure from Port Chalmers at 9am
-Scenic drive to the city with the views of the harbour
-Stops at Baldwin Street - the steepest street in the world
-Signal Hill Lookout,
-Botanic Garden - internationally significant and the oldest botanic garden in New Zealand
-One hour guided tour at Olveston - historic home.
-Stop for lunch at a cafe with ocean views in St Clair, and some time for a stroll on the beach.
-Scenic drive via Highcliff Road with breathtaking scenery over the Pacific Ocean, hills and harbour, the result of the extinct volcano activity 12-13 million years ago.
Spend approximately an hour at Larnach castle gardens and enjoy a cup of tea if you like. You will be able to enter the castle if you wish at an extra cost of $20.
Scenic drive back to Port, cruise terminal.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Port Chalmers, Dunedin. Cruise terminal waiting area at door 2.
End location: Port Chalmers, Dunedin. Cruise terminal
Duration: 7 hours
Mercedes Benz van
Knowledgeable driver-guide, transportation, bottled water, baking from a local award winning bakery for a picnic, guided tour at Olveston, live commentary, entry to Larnach Castle gardens only
Estimated Local Cash Needed
65 New Zealand dollar - To cover cost of lunch, entry to the castle and souvenirs
Lunch, drinks, entry to the castle, comfortable walking shoes, sunblock and sunhat, waterproof and windproof jacket.