Dunedin and Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour with Port Pickup

Shore Excursions in Dunedin
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Tour description

While you’re in port in Dunedin, explore the history and landscapes of the Otago Peninsula on this 7.5-hour tour. Travel through Dunedin as a guide points out local landmarks including Baldwin Street and the historic railway station. Stroll among the flowerbeds of the pretty Larnach Castle gardens, and upgrade to include entry to Larnach Castle — where New Zealand’s Victorian history comes to life. Then, head along the Otago Peninsula — home to native albatross, fur seals, penguins, and sea lions. This tour includes pickup and drop-off at Port Chalmers in Dunedin.

After your cruise ship docks at Port Chalmers in Dunedin, meet your guide at 8:45am (depending on your cruise schedule) and take a set in your vehicle to begin your 7.5-hour tour. Then, enjoy the scenic journey past top Dunedin attractions including steep Baldwin Street, the historic railway station, and the University of Otago buildings. Along the way, listen as your guide brings the city’s history to life. Head out of the city onto the Otago Peninsula and watch the waves roll in along the pretty coastline. Admire fine collections of native flora and fauna at the Larnach Castle gardens, and enjoy sweeping views over Otago Harbour. Upgrade your tour to include entry to Larnach Castle, and marvel at the exquisite Victorian interiors you find.Continue on along winding gravel roads towards Portobello, the main township on the Otago Peninsula. Stop throughout the afternoon in secret hides, and watch native bird and animal life such as fur seals, penguins, and sea lions in their natural habitat among the tidal inlets. Here, capture the action on camera as your guide sheds light on the area’s unique eco-system. Watch for northern royal albatross in the skies over Taiaroa Head, then take the low road back to Port Chalmers in Dunedin to conclude your tour.

What's included

  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Transport

What's not included

  • Lunch


  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Includes free admission to top local attractions
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour