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The guided tour begins with a complimentary pick-up from your cruise port, your hotel, or the Octagon in an air-conditioned minivan. When departing the port, you head directly to the first lookout to catch a view of your cruise boat from above. Take some great pictures here before driving to Dunedin to see, or scale, the world's steepest street.

You'll then get a great idea of the lay of the land with a stop at the panoramic lookout at Signal Hill. Cruising down to the city center to visit the Victorian and Edwardian architecture of the heritage buildings, you'll take stops at the University of Otago, Dunedin Railway Station, and the Octagon with its cathedrals, cafés, and craft markets. See the cool street art around town before heading to the beach, the harbor, and the stunning Otago Peninsula where you can take beautiful pictures of epic vistas. At St. Clair Beach you can walk on the sand and the esplanade, and watch the surfers in the Pacific Ocean.

It is guaranteed that you will be back to port on time for your ship, and are also happy to drop you off in town for a spot of shopping or for wandering around at your leisure.
Locations visited
Signal Hill
Otago Peninsula
Dunedin Railway Station
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Explore Dunedin highlights on a 3-hour, small-group tour that goes from the city's historic landmarks to the beaches of the Otago Peninsula. You'll see the University of Otago, the Dunedin Railway Station, and more, then continue to the beautiful Otago Peninsula, pausing for a walk on St. Clair beach and esplanade. Group size is limited to 13 people to ensure personalized service, and this tour includes pickup and drop-off at Port Chalmers, with departure times that are tailored to cruise ship arrivals.
  • Guided, small-group tour of top Dunedin sites
  • Great introduction to Dunedin landmarks
  • Learn about local history and culture
  • Scenic drive through the Otago Peninsula
  • Visit a famed surfing beach for a walk
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Pickup and drop-off at Port Chalmers or selected Dunedin hotels
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Reviewed 27 February 2018
Best Way to See Dunedin and Coast!

My afternoon tour of Dunedin and the Otago coast was one of the best city tours I've been on in many years of global travel! When they say that they specialize in small group tours, they really mean it. There's no better way to get...More

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Russ C, Owner at Tourworks NZ, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Hi and thanks for your review. Obviously you enjoyed your stay in Dunedin with us, Les specifically. We achieved our aim which is your enjoyment so great. Thanks again. Cheers Les Paul Russ Tourworks NZ

Reviewed 22 February 2018
Great friendly trip

We had this tour and it was fantastic, on picking us up at our hotel our guide Russ asked us was there anything in particular we wanted to see or do, what in particular we were interested in He was so knowledgable, friendly and put...More

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Russ C, Owner at Tourworks NZ, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Hi Janet you 2 were great fun to take on tour around Dunedin. I really did enjoy our chats and hearing about your many and interesting travels. No doubt you guys will be travelling somewhere interesting soon and i hope you enjoy your next cruise....More

Reviewed 25 January 2018
Great tour

This tour is run by a father/son company. We were in a small van with only 3 people. Met promptly at port, taken all over the area with meaningful information. Very flexible to visitors' interests. A very enjoyable time and I highly recommend.

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Russ C, Owner at Tourworks NZ, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Hi Jim thanks for taking the time to review Tourworks. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay in Dunedin. We do try to meet everyone's needs and requests where possible. Thanks again. Cheers Les Paul Russ Tourworks NZ

Reviewed 4 January 2018

The three of us were met at shipside by the owner in his own car. He drove us to all of the sites in the city where he encouraged us to walk up Baldwin Street (a must), to the beach area and the peninsular. His...More

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Russ C, Owner at Tourworks NZ, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Hi there Richard glad you had a great day on tour with tourworks in Dunedin. Feel free to come back and walk Baldwin street anytime. Cheers Paul Les Russ Tourworks NZ

Reviewed 25 November 2017
Great value tour

Did the Taieri Gorge train trip and Dunedin tour with Tourworks while our cruise ship was in port. We had personal attention from Les, our local guide, and it was so much less expensive than booking through the ship - almost half the priceMore

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Russ C, Owner at Tourworks NZ, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Hi, Glad you enjoyed your tour. We are also happy to that you found our tour good value for the money spent. Les has extensive knowledge of our great city as do all our Tourworks guides so you can rely on us to provide awesome...More

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