Where NZ rare creatures habitat and nature flows at its door
Including its natural habitat of rare creatures and sea birds, Tairoa Heads is the end of the Otago Peninsula coastal drive and also the entrance into its 175 year old Port . Breath in Panoramic views, the Maori Otakou Marae (1840), woodland gardens and coastal country scenes coupled with a visit to Larnach Castle (1870) and a drive over hills and dales to Cargill's Castle ruin, (1870) with a visit to the Esplanade by the Sea and the sojourn is completed happily. Lucky if you sight wildlife!
Bring a camera/movie set as this is why the world comes to Dunedin. Every moment diverse, natural frame.
Dunedin is the oldest city in New Zealand.
We adore the crystal blue skies with its rare summer sunshine and when the Scottish fog is about then it's as eerie as Olde Scotland itself.
Dunedin has wonderful museums full of history, architectural churches, buildings, breweries, cafes to keep everyone amused and entertained on the city tour sights.
Aotearoa means New Zealand-'Land of the Long white cloud'. Kapai!
Pick up Port Otago/Port Chalmers.
Travel Blueskin coastal route.
World's steepest street.
Visit city highlights including Otago University, medical school.
Visit high views and lookouts.
Visit Octagon, historical buildings, Shops
Esplanade St Clair, Cargills Castle ruin.
Lunch break (1 hour)
Otago Peninsula, panoramic views
Larnach Castle tour (1 hour), country sights.
HWY 88 back to ship.
Weather permitting in Dunedin for all activities and visits.
If your arrival is by Cruise ship, this itinerary depends on your ship's arrival and departure times.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meet and Greet NAME SIGN Pickup at Port building / Airport / Rail or Bus station / Hotel / accommodation/ or agreed place at agreed time on itinerary.
End location: Farewell Dropoff at the same place and time as agreed on at the pickup.
Duration: 7 hours
Weather controls the flexibility of the tour. If foggy expect to be visiting indoor activities, and there's plenty to see and do!
Times for pick up and drop offs are flexible.
8 seater minibus -2002 Isuzu Como- modern automatic and AC. Warm, clean, spacious. High roof. One front seat and 7 central.
*My services as your private tour guide
*Larnach Castle Self Walking Tour - Includes gardens/stables/tower/cafe ballroom/tourist shop
*Water / Coffee/ tea/ glass local wine /
*Lunch of local fish & chips with salad of greens
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 NZD - For personal shopping
'Other Visits' may include Olveston Historical House and others. Please discuss with me, your Tour Guide.
If your group is larger, Please ask for a quote.
Some NZ historical places require you to choose their own guides for tours at their premises at an extra cost.