Cultural & Theme Tours in Otago Peninsula

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SHOWCASE OF DUNEDIN HIGHLIGHTS IS CREATED FOR YOUR TIME ONSHORE Dunedin is famous for New Zealand’s finest heritage and cultural icons, spectacular breath-taking ocean and mountain views, beautiful gardens and city cafes. The Otago Peninsula are top draw card to view the Albatross soaring in the skies above their nests .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. With many choices your chauffeur/guide will recommend the very best for you to see the essence of Dunedin and provide local knowledge and experience to ensure your day is perfect.
Your itinerary for the day may include a visit to the famous Larnach Castle. The recommendations below could arise in any order that will suit your custom tour and requests.  Some exciting choices below could include: • The Moeraki Boulders - 1 hour each way • Olveston House - Guided tour of early settlement life in Dunedin - 1 hour • University of Otago: DIscover the history and architectural diversity • The Heritage Railway Station, beautiful marble floors, art gallery and Saturday markets • Speights Ale House • Botanical Gardens and The Chinese Gardens • Otago Peninsula - 1 hour return plus stops.  • Larnach Castle guided tour and/or Garden TrailFrom 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 Pacific Ocean, Dunedin City and beaches, including a glimpse of the Port and Taiaroa Heads behind us. Choose an inland route scenic drive through to the Castle and guided tour, refreshment in The Ballroom Cafe and on to the Otago Peninsula with possible views of the Albatross and their nesting ground. Also the chance to see the yellow eyed penguin.  Your return journey can follow the coastal route with amazing high point stops for photos.SummaryFrom Signal Hill you travel into Dunedin City for a guided tour of Olveston House for those who have chosen this option. The tour can continue through Dunedin to the University of Otago Campus, for a glimpse of this fantastic student lifestyle and heritage icon for many. 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!After your energetic Baldwin street walk head off for a relaxing stop in The Hub of Dunedin where you can taste the best coffee and decadent treats such as a huge sugar donut and syringe your own selected cream, visit the art gallery or  St Paul’s Cathedral. (amazing 250 organ pipes!).One of the main highlights when you visit Dunedin is Larnach Castle. The only registered Castle in New Zealand.Experience the inland route of scenic views and photo stops on the way to the Larnach Castle. Enjoy a light refreshment of home made scones and jam. At your own cost. Explore the Castle and the meandering gardens trails.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. Reaching Port Chalmers  for return to your ship and your departure from the Harbour, you may see the Albatross reeling in the skies above.The tour is fully custom designed for you.  You will experience a relaxed informative and fun day with your local chauffeur.

What’s included

  • Bottled water
  • Wine tasting
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle

What’s not included

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch