Make the most of your visit to Dunedin, the oldest city in New Zealand, which boasts impressive architecture and many hidden secrets. Escape the crowds and venture out to explore parts of the town belt, coastline and central city on a small group tour packed with interest. Ancient trees, stunning lookouts, beautiful beaches, wonderful architecture and rolling hills await you.
Your tour begins with a scenic drive towards the city as we climb over hills towards the North Dunedin. Enjoy stunning views of the harbour before youmake a quick stop at Baldwin Street, the “steepest street in the world”.The journey continues up the picturesque Leith Valley towards the Craigieburn Reserve where you’ll enjoy fine views of Dunedin, Ross Creek Reservoir and the Otago Harbour. More importantly, you will experience the spirit of the early settlers that came here, a colonial past defined by determination and sacrifice. Continuing on, pass one of New Zealand’s oldest golf courses and some of the finest houses in the exclusive suburb of Maori Hill. Several more examples of fine architecture can be viewed as you weave through the town belt, a 2 mile journey that will take you past the ‘dress circle’ of original homes. At the end of the town belt, get your camera ready for a great picture opportunity at one of several lookouts you’ll stop at throughout the day.Before heading out to the coast, enjoy the city’s central plaza with its octagonal layout. There are several significant buildings of interest here and a statue of Robert Burns, the great Scottish poet. Just down the road you’ll make another short picture stop at the Historic Dunedin Railways Station – one of the most photographed buildings in the southern hemisphere.The journey continues out onto the Otago Peninsula, where the southern rollers pound our coastline and rare wildlife comes ashore regularly throughout the year. You’ll take to the highroad for some of the finest views of the Otago Harbour before descending to a lookout over one of our finest beaches. Grab your cameras, some of the vistas here will blow you away.The beaches here go for as far as the eye can see and the waves make it one of the most popular surfing venues in New Zealand. The surrounding area is also full of interest, and a perfect way to finish the day, before taking the low road back to your accommodation provider.