Natural Dunedin Private Tour


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Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Nature and Wildlife, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.
Must be able to get in and out of a van.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), French (fluent), German (conversational)

Otago peninsula and city highlights tour with a private guide

This 1 day (6 hour) tour showcases the spectacular scenery around Dunedin as well as taking in some highlights of the city.
We start the day walking through the magnificent Botanic Gardens, viewing NZ Native trees and Native and exotic birds. Next we drive up to Signal Hill Road for a grand view of the City of Dunedin and Harbor. On the way back we stop at Baldwin street; the steepest street in the world. From here we drive to the center city stopping at the Dunedin Iconic Railway Station. Next we leave for the Otago Peninsula stopping on the way for a light lunch. We continue our journey to the top of the Otago Peninsula where we may spot some Royal Albatrosses and other seabirds. We continue to Allan's beach to view the wildlife which may include sea-lions and if you're very lucky, penguins. Regardless of what wildlife is visiting that day you will have a magnificent view of the south Pacific Ocean towards Antarctica. Pick up and drop off from your Cruise Ship, tour departs at 9am and finishes at 3pm.


9am: Pick up at the wharf by the "Private tour waiting area"
Drive along the shore of the Otago harbor to Dunedin
9:30: Explore the Botanical Garden, native birds and trees
10am: Stop at Baldwin street (the steepest street in the world)
10:30: Drive to the Center City and visit the Iconic Railway Station
11am: Drive to the Otago Peninsula to Allan's Beach to view some Sea Lions and NZ Fur Seals
11:45: Drive to the top of the Peninsula to spot some Royal Albatross and other Seabirds
12:45: Stop at Portobello Pub for lunch (local beer and food)
1:30: drive back to the City along the shore
2pm: Visit the City Center, Octagon, St-Paul Cathedral, shopping if requested
3pm: Drive back to Port Chalmers (Dunedin wharf)

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: For Cruise Ship passengers we will meet you at the wharf terminal by the "Private Tours waiting area" with the name of your group on a sign . The I-Site marquee will give specific instructions where to find us. For other groups we can either pick up at the I-Site on Princes Street or pick up from your accommodation.

End location: Drop off for Cruise Ship passengers is either at the wharf in Port Chalmers of drop off at the Cruise Ship shuttle bus in the Octagon in the central city (whichever you prefer). For other groups we can drop off at your accommodation or any other place you may request in the central city.

Duration: 6 hours


12 seater Mini-Bus

What’s Included

Knowledgeable Driver/Guide, comfortable air conditioned mini-bus, insurance, fuel and magnificent scenery.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 NZD - Lunch

What’s Extra

Cost of lunch if required



A Recent Review of this tour

Claudie did a nice job adjusting our tour since we we very a hour late getting off the boat. We did not get to do as much walking as we planned but she was able to include all the planned sites. She was knowledgeable and had nice presentations. I would recommend hers as a tour guide.
Charles Parke

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