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Dunedin City and Otago Peninsula Small-Group Tour

  • See Dunedin city highlights like Baldwin Street and Dunedin Railway Station
  • Look for seals, royal albatross, and penguins on the Otago Peninsula
  • Have the option to tour Larnach Castle and enjoy lunch there (own expense)
Dunedin City and Otago Peninsula Small-Group Tour
From US$130.20
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Dunedin City and Otago Peninsula Small-Group Tour
From US$130.20
Discover the history and wildlife of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula on this comprehensive full-day tour. Explore the city’s highlights, including Dunedin Railway Station and the Octagon, then travel around the picturesque Otago Peninsula. Look for rare yellow-eyed penguins in their natural habitat at Penguin Place, see albatross at Taiaroa Head, watch surfers at St. Clair Beach, and have the option to tour the beautifully restored Larnach Castle.
What to Expect
After morning pickup from your Dunedin hotel or cruise port, start your tour with a short drive to a panoramic lookout over Dunedin, and then to Baldwin Street—the world’s steepest residential street. 
Next, view Victorian and Edwardian architecture at heritage buildings such as Dunedin Railway Station and the University of Otago, and check out the Octagon—Dunedin’s central plaza—and colorful street art.
From here, head to the Otago Peninsula, soaking in the bucolic scenery on the way to the Gothic Revival–style Larnach Castle. Stroll through the gardens, and have the option to tour the castle (own expense) and purchase lunch at the café.
Continue to Taiaroa Head and see wildlife such as New Zealand fur seals and royal albatross. Learn about yellow-eyed penguins during a 90-minute tour at Penguin Place, then walk along St. Clair Beach and watch surfers in the chilly Pacific Ocean. 
Your full-day tour ends with drop-off at your cruise ship or hotel in Dunedin.
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Reviews (16)
1 - 5 of 9 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amazing tour and Day!

We booked the Dunedin City and Otago Peninsula on Nov 9. My husband and I were making a cruise around New Zealand and I decided to book all the tours separately because we like small groups and did not want to be in the very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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RussC345, Owner at Tourworks NZ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Veronique! Thanks so much for the review. That was a great day out, I really enjoyed the day showing you guys around, it was a really fun tour. All the best, Paul.

Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile
Wonderful Experience!!

My booking was supposed to be a small group tour and again for second time around, it just so happen I was the only person booked that day. I had a great time listening to Ross' story about the history of Dunedin. Was able to...More

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RussC345, Owner at Tourworks NZ, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Hi there thanks for the review. It was a great day and we are very happy to see your positive comments. Cheers Russ, Paul & Les.

Reviewed 6 September 2018
Fantastic Tour of The City & Peninsula

Paul showed us the ins and outs of Dunedin in a fun/laid-back way! He picked us up at our hotel and since there were so few of us, we were able to personalize the tour to what we wanted to do. Paul was informative, friendly...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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RussC345, Owner at Tourworks NZ, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi thanks for your review great to hear you enjoyed your day. It was really good to be able to show you our sights and scenery. Cheers Paul Les and Russ.

Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile
Amazing tour!

My friend Sean and I had the luck of having Les as our personal tour guide for the day. He was so full of information and perspective about Dunedin and really brought things to life. I loved the combination of getting to see all of...More

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RussC345, Owner at Tourworks NZ, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Mary it's great to see your review. We were thrilled to take you and Sean on tour in Dunedin and it's very pleasing to hear you really enjoyed yourselves. Cheers Les, Paul and Russ.

Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile
Full day cruise excursion

Tourworks provided top notch service during our recent cruise to New Zealand. With just a few days notice our cruise itinerary was changed due to unfavourable weather, meaning our day in Dunedin was moved to another date. Quick email to tourworks, and there was no...More

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

Hi Andrew sorry i am a bit late responding. Les had an extremely enjoyable day showing you Dunedin's many great sights. You obviously enjoyed yourself which is what we like to hear. No problems adjusting dates when ships itinerary changes we are here to help....More

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