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A 2 hour Small Group Dunedin City Highlights Tour
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A 2 hour Small Group Dunedin City Highlights Tour

By Fantail Tours
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Ages 9-99, max of 11 per group
Duration: 2h
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Live guide: English
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  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Dunedin Botanic Garden


Start:Multiple meeting point options.
  • Option 1
    Dunedin isite Visitor Information Centre, 50 The Octagon, Central Dunedin, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
    This tour is designed for non cruise ship passengers, leaving at the Octagon, outside Dunedin visitor centre.
  • Option 2
    Port Chalmers Wharf, 19 Beach Street, Port Chalmers 9023, New Zealand
    Port Chalmers cruise terminal private tour waiting area close to door 2
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Pushchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 57853P20

    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    • 1
      The Octagon
      Stop: 5 minutes
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    • 2
      First Church of Otago
      Stop: 10 minutes
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    • 3
      Baldwin Street: The Steepest Street in the World
      Stop: 10 minutes
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    • 4
      Signal Hill
      Stop: 10 minutes
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    • 5
      Dunedin Botanic Garden
      Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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    • 6
      Northern Cemetery
      Stop: 5 minutes
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    • 7
      University of Otago
      Stop: 5 minutes
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    • 8
      Dunedin Railway Station
      Stop: 10 minutes
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    • You'll return to the starting point
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    • Fantail Tours
      177
      Dunedin, New Zealand
      Joined in August 2017
    • 636marilynh
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A Great Tour of Dunedin and the Otago peninsula
      Asta was a superb tour guide. She was very knowledable of the history, scenery, and birds, The visit to the Royal Albatross Centre was very informative. She read the interests of our group and planned our tour to meet those needs. We would have loved to spend an extra day with Asta learning about the area, but our ship was leaving!
      Written 30 April 2024
    • Gill H
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Due partial refund still
      Not giving full refund when we didn't cancel trip but ship unable to dock due to high winds & couldn't get into port for us to do trip
      Written 29 April 2024
    • Lisa S
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Loved the OPERA
      Theresa was a great guide! She showed us the best of Dunedin, got us to the penguin reserve where we were in great hands, and even got to spot a couple of penguins! We had a great day in Dunedin thanks to Fantail Tours and Theresa.
      Written 6 April 2024
    • TammyL463
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Definitely would recommend for scenery and the guide
      The bus driver was easy to find at the meeting point. She did a great job showing us around the area. You could tell from her enthusiasm that she really loved her job and the area. I am sorry I cannot remember her name but her husband does tours through the company as well. During our 2 week cruise she was by far the best tour guide that we had. She even extended the time of the tour to ensure that we were able to see everything that she wanted to show us and gave us a flower that she made herself when we left. The penguin reserve was nice. There is a lot of walking over uneven surfaces. I don't think they really see the yellow eyed penguins very much because there are only a few. We did though see one small blue penguin in his house. The guides that showed us around were very good and knowledgeable. The scenery was breathtaking.
      Written 6 April 2024
    • Michael-HKG
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fabulous tour of a beautiful town
      This was our first stop off a NZ Cruise and imo also the best town and tour! Thank you Teresa for a well informed tour of your beautiful city and its surrounding. Teresa was fun and caring and had very good in depth knowledge of the area.
      Written 31 March 2024
    • 1783058328365
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great guide and region, but improvements are needed
      Our tour guide was great, and it was a privilege to tour the beautiful Dunedin region. However the transport van was a rental, and terrible. Smelled deeply of smoke the whole day... Smallish windows blocked somewhat by mechanisms, and the audio system was poor. Had to crane my neck to see the sights and was sickened by the permeated cigarette smell. Provider should do better! Noticed that another tour group of theirs had a perfectly lovely touring van, but not our group. Also box lunches should be provided rather than stops at supermarket. And one lady in our group wanted to stop at the pharmacy so we got pretty delayed because of "stops" and we missed the beginning of our paid in advance albatross center tour. That was unfortunate for us. Guests should find their own way to the pharmacy, which is right in Port Chalmers. So there are some improvements that should be made by this tour provider. I thank you for a good guide and safe journey around Dunedin!
      Written 10 March 2024
    • pigswilltravel
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Recommend
      Our tour was beyond excellent. Steffan is a wealth of knowledge of this area, he knows the insights of all the beautiful locations, and this tour has great balance of history and modern understanding. Larnach Castle and Olveston house has amazing history, the train station stunning and the beautiful scenery is to die for highly recommend this tour.
      Written 28 February 2024
    • Camper429286
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour and Tour Guide!
      Paul was our tour guide and did a wonderful job explaining the history, of the area and the Castle and Olveston home. The tour was well paced, fun and informative. I highly recommend it !
      Written 26 February 2024
    • kc96734
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nice tour of Dunedin and peninsula and olveston
      Tour was as described. Tour driver met us at cruise port and returned us there, so very easy transportation wise. Loved olveston house. While beautiful, the views from larnach castle were just okay, because vegetation obstructed what we could see from the garden. Only downside was comfort of the van.
      Written 24 February 2024
    • gbwelch18
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Trii treated us so well! Flexible and accommodating!
      Trii was delightful from beginning to end! She allowed us the choice of picnic or hot lunch and then shared her discount at her local grocery store and offered food recommendations! (Like Whittaker chocolate bars!) She also provided informative and interesting commentary, and was eager to answer questions and share her love of New Zealand. Toward the end, when we wanted to meet up with local friends, she flexed and dropped us off at the train station and returned a bit later, without reducing the quality of the tour for the other passengers. As for the Albatross experience, I had no idea how fascinating these birds are…now, I’m a fan! Thanks, Trii!
      Written 18 February 2024
    • Craig S
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Thumbs up in Dunedin
      Packed a lot into six hours, yet was casual and flexible. We were off a cruise ship with an itinerary that ran into mid-afternoon so our guide pulled into a grocery store and we all grabbed lunch. Guide was a 20 year resident. Very knowledgeable. Don’t recall a question he couldn’t answer. Definitely recommend this excursion for anyone wanting an overall intro to Dunedin
      Written 15 February 2024
    • Wander02759492955
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great private tour, payment issue from cruise ship
      We are a group from USA and Taiwan that traveled via cruise to Dunedin. We arranged a private tour via emails with Asta while we were on the ship. She was very prompt in answering and working with us to make the excursion possible. There was some payment challenges which almost ruined the tour and I will get to that later. Keith was our guide and he was absolutely wonderful and a delight to be with. With his knowledge, time management and flexibility, we hit pretty much all major city highlights and points of interests including castle garden & its lunch cafe during a 5 hours span. Concerning payment, I would recommend Fantail Tours to have an alternate payment method in addition to just the “invoice page website”, because for two days we couldn’t figure out why the payment website shows as blank on mobile phones, iPad and laptops with our cruise ship Internet package. We almost cancelled the tour. Eventually we had to upgrade to premium Internet package to make the payment page showed up correctly. While ship was cruising, we can’t make voice calls and email was insecure to give credit card info. So this is one area for improvement.
      Written 14 February 2024
    • Wander02759492955
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great private tour for Dunedin
      We are a group of 7 from USA and Taiwan travelled through cruise ship to Dunedin, so we arranged a private tour with Asta through emails. Keith was our guide and he was just wonderful and absolutely delight to be with.
      Written 14 February 2024
    • marciaw224
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great visit to Dunedin and Otago Peninsula
      Teresa was a fantastic guide on our excursion. Very personable, including a great sense of humor. The trip was well thought out, showing us many sites in and around Dunedin and Otaga Peninsula. She took great care of us, ensuring we all had food for lunch. She was very knowledgeable about the history, flora and fauna. Simply said, Teresa and tour were great.
      Written 14 February 2024
    • daniellG9675RT
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour
      Tour guide is fantastic. Scenery amazing and places of interest are interesting. Vehicle is a mini-bus that fits all passengers comfortably. Great time spent and even though it is not cheap it is well worth it if you only have a day in Dunedin
      Written 13 February 2024
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    C&C
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2021 • Friends
    Had a wonderful time on the City Tour with Asta, a very knowledgeable and friendly guide with a passion for the local interest and historical areas of the city. Including added little insights which really personalised the experience. Also a lovely wander visiting the amazing rhododendrons and having a chat with Sid and other birds at the aviary in the Botanic Gardens. A real highlight! Thank you for the tour, we learnt a lot and gained a huge appreciation for this big little city!!
    Not just for visitors, locals can also learn a lot - easy to fit in over a couple of hours.
    Written 26 September 2021
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    Thank you for taking your time to review us! It is lovely to hear you enjoyed the introduction tour to our beautiful city. I hope you can visit Dunedin again and explore more, this area offers so much.
    Written 28 September 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Judy P
    Cambridge, New Zealand22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2022
    What an excellent tour of Dunedin, Asta was full of enthusiasm and explained lots about Dunedin we didn't know. The 2 hours went so quickly. Would highly recommend this 2 hour tour as you learn so much.Thank you Asta.
    Written 10 February 2022
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    Thank you, Judy for your feedback. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed our City Highlights Tour. It was my pleasure to show Dunedin to you and your husband. Thank you for choosing Fantail Tours!
    Written 11 February 2022
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    LizandTony
    Brea, CA42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Couples
    Asta was an EXCELLENT tour guide. Very friendly, welcoming and knowledgable about Dunedin. She took us around the city center, the university, the old railway station (beautiful!), an overlook (can't remember the name but fantastic), Baldwin Street (mind-blowing), and best of all, she took us on foot around the top part of the botanical garden. We enjoyed this tour immensely and highly recommend it!
    Written 6 August 2023
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    Thank you for taking your time to review your experience with Fantail Tours! It is lovely to hear you enjoyed our City Highlights Tour. Glad to hear you enjoyed a stroll at upper Botanic Garden.
    Written 7 August 2023
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    Jeanette R
    Bowral, Australia11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved our tour guide Asta. She took the time to show us more than just the city and was delightful in all aspects, very knowledgeable.
    Written 7 February 2024
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    Thank you!
    Written 8 February 2024
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    Experience225779
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great overview of the city and surrounding area! Asta, our guide, gave good commentary, and because there were no other passengers, was able to tailor stops etc. to our interests. The rhododendron dell in the botanic garden was amazing, and the views from different vantage points really helped give perspective.
    Written 3 December 2023
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    Thank you for your feedback! I am very happy to hear you enjoyed our City Highlights tour. It is a perfect time of the year to see Rhododendron dell when all these huge trees are covered in flowers.
    Written 4 December 2023
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    Sally B
    Te Puke, New Zealand59 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023
    Aster was a fantastic guide and she actually did the tour just for me, so was extra special. We skipped one location as I had already been there and she was happy to tailor to that request. I would highly recommend this tour
    Written 5 November 2023
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    Thank you, Sally. I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed the tour of Dunedin City Highlights.
    Written 7 November 2023
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    candc2015
    Auckland, New Zealand20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2023
    Brilliant tour and so informative. Asta is an excellent guide and we really enjoyed our time with her.
    Written 6 May 2023
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    Thank you for your feedback, Colin. It was my pleasure to show you our beautiful city of Dunedin and it is lovely to hear you enjoyed the introduction to Dunedin!
    Written 7 May 2023
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    Debbie
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2021 • Couples
    An excellent tour of Dunedin City with a friendly and very knowledgeable your guide. Asta went out of her way to make it a special experience.
    Written 12 April 2021
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    Thank you, Debbie. It was my pleasure to introduce our beautiful city to you.
    Written 13 April 2021
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    Megan W
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2021
    The whole tour was wonderful. Asta our host was lovely and very knowledgeable. We learned so much about Dunedin. Highly recommended.
    Written 13 March 2021
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    Thank you, Megan. It makes me very happy to hear you enjoyed the tour of Dunedin City Highlights. It was my pleasure to introduce you to our great city!
    Written 13 March 2021
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    Bob R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2019
    Had a great tour with Asta. She was very friendly and took extra time to make sure we saw everything. Highly recommended
    Written 24 August 2019
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    Thank you, Bob! Your feedback is very important to us. I hope you and your wife enjoyed a guided tour of Olveston afterwards.
    Written 24 August 2019
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