Shore Excursions in Otago Peninsula

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A SPECIAL SHOWCASE OF DUNEDIN HIGHLIGHTS IS CREATED FOR YOUR TIME ONSHOREDunedin is famous for New Zealand’s finest heritage and cultural icons, spectacular breath-taking ocean and mountain views, beautiful gardens and city cafes.New Zealand’s amazing hot spots in Dunedin and surrounds provides you with a variety of options that can be made to a custom style day of memories.The itinerary for you is designed with plenty of allowance for your ship's arrival and departure times.  A comfortable vehicle is provided for up to eleven people. 
Your Local Chauffeur recommends the following itinerary allowing for a choice of extra options to suit your tastes. You can book these in advance when you book your tour or you can choose with your chauffeur on the day.Some of your exciting choices could include: • The Moeraki Boulders - 1 hour each way to view • Ovelston House - Guided tour of early settlement life in Dunedin • DIscover the history of the University of Otago and enjoy their solid architectural diverse buildings • The Heritage Railway Station, beautiful marble floors, art gallery and Saturday markets • Speights Ale House • Botanical Gardens and The Chinese Gardens • Baldwin Street- The steepest street in the World! • Otago Peninsula - Albatross and the Yellow eyed Penguin From Port Chalmers enjoy a scenic drive of 15 minutes through to Signal Hill where you will be amazed by the views of the vast landscapes of the Pacific Ocean, Dunedin City and beaches, including a glimpse of the Port and Taiaroa Heads behind you. Your itinerary for the day could start or end with the visit to the Famous Larnach Castle. Afternoon Tea is available in the Ballroom Cafe for 'Castle' made scones with jam and cream even Scottish shortbread. This is at your own cost. By the inland route and scenic drive through to the Castle, stop for the Castle tour and refreshment ,then continue on to the Otago Peninsula with possible views of the Albatross in their nesting ground. Also the chance to see the yellow eyed penguin.  Your return journey would follow the coastal route with amazing high point stops for photos.Baldwin Street – the steepest street in the World! The spectacular photos from the top are certainly a treat. However view from the bottom, half way walk or right up to the top!The Hub of Dunedin is where you can taste the best coffee and decadent treats such as a huge sugar donuts and syringe your own selected cream, visit the art gallery or  St Paul’s Cathedral. (amazing 250 organ pipes!).This is at your own cost. The 40 minute journey back to your ship via the coastline route offers amazing photo stops along the way of The Otago Harbour and the secluded bays. If time allows a short detour to Grassy Point will give you even more amazing views.As you depart the Harbour you are likely to see the famous Albatross reeling in the skies above.The tour is fully custom designed for you on the day. There are no compulsory extra options. You will experience a relaxed informative and fun day with your local chauffeur.

What’s included

  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch