Dunedin & Otago activities, tickets and more

Shore Excursions

Dunedin Shore Excursion: Taieri Gorge Railway and City Tour

When your cruise ship docks in Dunedin, take a trip through the spectacular scenery surrounding the Taieri River on board the Taieri Gorge Railway. Travel through tunnels and over viaducts on this train-lover’s shore excursion, and then see Dunedin’s top sights before returning to the Dunedin port.
$122
7.5 hours
Shore Excursions

Dunedin, Otago Peninsula Small-Group Tour with Port Pickup

See the beautiful countryside surrounding Dunedin when your cruise ship is in port, on a small-group tour of the Otago Peninsula. This scenic tour takes you to lookouts for panoramic views over the countryside and coast, and reveals the relaxed seaside villages surrounding Dunedin. See sea lions basking in the sun on one of the regions most scenic beaches, and enjoy the personalized attention on this small-group shore excursion, with numbers limited to 19 people.
$59
3.25 hours
Day Trips & Excursions

Taieri Gorge Railway Tour from Dunedin

A highlight of your visit to Dunedin is a trip on the Taieri Gorge Railway – one of the world’s great train trips and one of Dunedin’s top attractions. Departing daily from downtown Dunedin into the Taieri Gorge, this trip travels through some of New Zealand’s most beautiful and ever changing scenery which can not seen from the road!  With sightseeing stops, an on board café and outside viewing platforms it is the perfect all weather activity and one of the key attractions in Dunedin – not to be missed.
$73
4 hours
Cultural & Theme Tours

Dunedin Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing, Olveston House Tour

Discover Dunedin’s roots when your ship is in port on a shore excursion that takes in the city's central sights and historic Olveston House. You’ll see Dunedin’s highlights -- including Otago University on a two-hour sightseeing tour which includes guided tour of the stately Olveston mansion and its landscaped gardens.
$56
4 hours
Tours & Sightseeing

Dunedin Small-Group Half-Day City Tour

Discover top attractions and iconic sites around the city of Dunedin on this half-day city tour. Explore Dunedin with a guide and take in key sites of interest such as the World famous Baldwin Street, University of Otago, Olveston Homestead gardens and Dunedin's Grand Railway Station. Gaze out over Otago Harbour from Signal Hill, and visit the Octagon (city centre) for some shopping and a bite to eat. All transport to and from the cruise ship wharf is included. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 20 people. Daily departures are available for cruise passengers and city-based passengers.*please note the Cadbury World tour and shop is no longer available due to the factory closing down.
$45
4 hours
Day Trips & Excursions

Taieri Gorge Railway and the Otago Peninsula Tour from Dunedin

Explore the South Island’s gorgeous scenery on a full-day excursion from Dunedin. In the morning, travel aboard the Taieri Gorge Railway through stunning mountain landscapes en route to Pukerangi. Then return to Dunedin for an afternoon tour of the Otago Peninsula by minivan. Get personalized attention from your knowledgeable guide on this small-group tour limited to 19 people.
$138
8 hours
Day Trips & Excursions

Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour

See the highlights of Dunedin’s city center and Larnach Castle in the morning, then spend the afternoon immersed in the natural beauty of the Otago Peninsula. Visit the nesting grounds of the rare and endangered yellow-eyed penguin and northern royal albatross as you explore the scenic coast along Taiaroa Head. Small-group tour with a maximum of 19 people allows for personalized attention from your knowledgeable guide.
$138
7.5 hours
Shore Excursions

Dunedin and Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour with Port Pickup

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.
$138
7.5 hours
Shore Excursions

Full-Day Ships Shore Excursions from Dunedin

The full-day trip, conducted by a historic double-decker bus has a great range of stops including Otago Museum, Baldwin Street, Dunedin Botanic Gardens and much more. Discover New Zealand's only castle and learn more about this beautiful city. It can be combined with others tours such as Cadbury World or the Speight's Brewery Tour. The tour starts and ends at Port Chalmer and includes the ticket admission for special attractions as well as commentary on the bus and 15 people are required at least.
$31
8 hours
Shore Excursions

Taieri Gorge Railway and Otago Peninsula Tour from Dunedin

This tour combines an unforgettable way to explore inland Dunedin by railway and also visit the stunning Otago Peninsula. The Taieri Gorge Railway provides a look at the vast landscape of Dunedin with spectacular views as you travel through narrow tunnels, along sharp curves, over deep ravines and through the Taieri River Gorge. The second half of the day continues with an exploration of Otago Peninsula’s rugged coastline, where some of the best photo opportunities can be experienced, as you get off the beaten track with a New Zealand Qualmark Endorsed business on a small group shore excursion.
$138
7.5 hours