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Full-Day Dunedin Tour with Larnach Castle & Gardens, Speight's Brewery

Full-Day Dunedin Tour with Larnach Castle & Gardens, Speight's Brewery
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Enjoy a unique opportunity to experience the very best Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula has to offer. This small group shore excursion offers sightseeing for both Dunedin City and the Otago Peninsula, Larnach Castle and a visit to the famous Speights Brewery. On leaving port you will travel through Dunedin City and then out onto the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle for a fully guided tour of both the castle and its grounds. Early afternoon the tour returns to Dunedin for the completion of the city sightseeing taking in the highlights of the city with an entertaining and informative commentary. Mid afternoon the tour arrives at the Speights Brewery for a fully guided tour of the brewery
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Meet a driver at your Port Chalmers (Dunedin) cruise ship for 9:30am departure, then travel into the city for an informative tour of Dunedin's key areas. Visit the University of Otago, the Dunedin Botanic Gardens, historic buildings, stately homes, and the world`s steepest street, with plenty of time to take pictures along the way.  The next stop is the 1871 Larnach Castle & Gardens, where you'll journey back in time with a guided tour through the scandalous, exciting, and tragic history of the imposing landmark. Find breathtaking views of the Otago Peninsula from the splendid gardens, and enjoy some free time to purchase lunch from the castle cafe.  See even more of Otago Peninsula scenery on the trip back to Dunedin, then arrive at the Speight’s Brewery for an interactive and informative guided tour through the historic working brewery, which has been producing Speight’s legendary ales on the same site since 1876.  This full-day Dunedin and Otago Peninsula tour concludes with drop-off at Port Chalmers at roughly 4pm.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
What to expect
  • Meet a driver at your Port Chalmers (Dunedin) cruise ship for 9:30am departure, then travel into the city for an informative tour of Dunedin's key areas. Visit the University of Otago, the Dunedin Botanic Gardens, historic buildings, stately homes, and the world`s steepest street, with plenty of time to take pictures along the way.  The next stop is the 1871 Larnach Castle & Gardens, where you'll journey back in time with a guided tour through the scandalous, exciting, and tragic history of the imposing landmark. Find breathtaking views of the Otago Peninsula from the splendid gardens, and enjoy some free time to purchase lunch from the castle cafe.  See even more of Otago Peninsula scenery on the trip back to Dunedin, then arrive at the Speight’s Brewery for an interactive and informative guided tour through the historic working brewery, which has been producing Speight’s legendary ales on the same site since 1876.  This full-day Dunedin and Otago Peninsula tour concludes with drop-off at Port Chalmers at roughly 4pm.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2950P65
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Guided Tour of Larnach Castle
  • Guided Tour of Speights Brewery
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Worry-free Shore excursion Guarantee
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
6h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Your Cruise Ship will come into Port Chalmers. Once you disembark, all passengers must make their way to the private hire area in the cruise ship pavilion which is well sign posted. Please wait for a "Good Company Tours" representative, they will direct you to the "Good Company" buses which will be departing from outside the Visitor Centre. Please get there around 9.15am for a 9.30am departure.
  • Ports:
  • Port Chalmers Wharf, 19 Beach Street, Port Chalmers, Dunedin 9023, New Zealand
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Covered footwear is required for the Brewery Tour
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Guided Tour of Larnach Castle
  • Guided Tour of Speights Brewery
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Worry-free Shore excursion Guarantee
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Your Cruise Ship will come into Port Chalmers. Once you disembark, all passengers must make their way to the private hire area in the cruise ship pavilion which is well sign posted. Please wait for a "Good Company Tours" representative, they will direct you to the "Good Company" buses which will be departing from outside the Visitor Centre. Please get there around 9.15am for a 9.30am departure.
  • Ports:
  • Port Chalmers Wharf, 19 Beach Street, Port Chalmers, Dunedin 9023, New Zealand
Duration
6h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Covered footwear is required for the Brewery Tour
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
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Last updated: 28 Sep 2020
A note from Full-Day Dunedin Tour with Larnach Castle & Gardens, Speight's Brewery
Wheelchairs must be collapsible so they can be stored beneath the vehicle during transit. If you require a wheelchair, you will need to travel with someone who can assist you with embarking and disembarking on and off the vehicles. If you have any inquiries, please contact us.
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Jean L
Los Angeles, CA37 contributions
A Rainy Day in Dunedin
Feb 2020
Our Tour guide, Ron, was very information; however, the weather was not coorperating with us. It started of with some drizzle as we went to see the the steepest street in the world, and then to Anzac Square where we saw the beautiful City Hall of Dunedin. The rain started to fall as we drove to Larnach Castle where we had coffee and snacks, before going on the tour of the castle. The castle was very nice, but it was not very big. The story of the family, as narrated by the castle guide was more intriguing and interesting than the tour itself. Then off to the Speight's beer brewery and Ron (from Speight's) took us on a tour of the brewery and showed us how the beer was made. We then had a treat sampling the various beers that they brewed. The trip was quite enjoyable in spite of the rain.
Written 22 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Canterburyleisure
Thanks for the great review, Jean. I'm pleased you had fun on your Dunedin Tour with Larnach Castle & Speight's Brewery. The occasional rain spells can always put a damper on anyone's trip, but I'm happy that you had an enjoyable time regardless - particularly at the Larnach Castle and Speights Brewery thanks to their informative staff and guides. It's also great to hear that your guide, Ron, was very informative and helpful on your shore excursion and I'll be sure to pass on your kind words to him. Thanks again and I hope you get to return to Dunedin someday soon!
Written 4 March 2020
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Nicole K
Laguna Niguel, CA2 contributions
A great way to Dunedin
Jan 2020
Our tour was awesome and our guide,Russell,was so knowledgeable and friendly. I was worried about booking a shore excursions not through our ship, but was so happy I did. They were waiting for us when we disembarked in the port and returned us with plenty of time. They also contacted you to verify plans which gave me a sense of ease. I enjoyed seeing all the highlights that Dunedin had to offer. The Larnach castle tour was really enjoyable and the area is spectacular. The brewery tour was a little boring. I would have preferred just the tasting part. Overall, it was a great experience.
Written 10 February 2020
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Canterburyleisure
Thanks you for the great review of your Dunedin Tour with Larnach Castle & Speight's Brewery. I'm really happy you had a great time, particularly with your driver/guide Russel who was with you that day. I'm also pleased you booked directly with us. We have been working with cruise ship passengers for a long time now and have never missed a ships departure time. You will also notice that we are considerably cheaper than cruise ship tour prices too! Sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the brewery tour. Many people highlight this particular part of the excursion, but regardless, to each their own! Thanks again and I hope you visit Dunedin again soon!
Written 18 February 2020
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Avz
2 contributions
Dunedin Snapshot
Dec 2019
As a group of 10 (adults and children) what a fantastic day with tour guide Davina. Learning about Dunedin City and its rich history, city layout, visiting the student accommodation area and home of NZ Band Six60, walking up Baldwin Street (an absolute must which we did not know is the steepest street in the world), visiting Larnoch Castle, a tour of Speights Brewery and sampling the beers as well as the local spring water. What a beautiful city and a must to return!!
Written 21 January 2020
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Canterburyleisure
Thanks for the awesome review of your Dunedin Tour with Larnach Castle, Gardens & Speight's Brewery. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your day in Dunedin, visiting some of the best attractions and locations the city has to offer. It's also awesome to hear that your tour guide, Davina, did a great job in taking care of your group. I will be sure to pass on your kind words! Thanks again and I hope you get to visit Dunedin again some time soon!
Written 24 January 2020
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Chad N
1 contribution
Larnach and Speights
Dec 2019
This is an excellent tour--our driver (Russell I think) was an excellent guide who knew the town super well, and wasn't afraid to be honest and funny throughout. Larnach is very beautiful--even with a few tour groups up there, it doesn't ruin the experience of seeing a really cool castle with lots of history. Speights is great too--really cool tour that actually feels like a museum--they decked the place out with historical murals and all sorts of memorabilia explaining how speights came to be. And of course, the beer is legit. Worth a trip to either or both!
Written 6 January 2020
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Canterburyleisure
Thanks for taking the time to write such a detailed review of your Dunedin Shore Excursion with Larnach Castle, Gardens & Speight's Brewery. I'm really pleased you had a great time at both the Larnach Castle & Speight Brewery, which are highlights for many people that take this tour. It's also great to hear you had such a nice time with your tour guide, Russell, as well. I'll be sure to pass on your praise to him. Thanks again and I hope you get to visit New Zealand again soon.
Written 7 January 2020
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Israel B
88 contributions
Visit to Dunedin
Dec 2019 • Couples
Good tour,thats a good idea to take this tour,you visit the castle that is an excellent option to have a great views,and the brewery was a nice expirence too
Written 23 December 2019
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Canterburyleisure
Thanks for the great review of your Dunedin Shore Excursion with Larnach Castle, Gardens & Speight's Brewery. I'm glad you had such an enjoyable experience! We hope you get to visit Dunedin and New Zealand again in the future.
Written 3 January 2020
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JUDITH0607
Lake Worth, FL7 contributions
Dunedin and Lanarch Castle
Dec 2019
The trip to Lanarch Castle was breathtakingly beautiful. New Zealand's landscape is stunning; breathtaking vista after vista. Lanarch Castle was most interesting, a smaller version of the great robber baron's castles in the US such as the Flagler Museum and the Biltmore in Ashville. Well worth the visit. We then went to Speight 's Brewery in Dunedin. Great fun.
Written 10 December 2019
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Canterburyleisure
Thanks for taking the time to write a detailed review of your experience on your shore excursion to Dunedin, Larnach Castle, and the Speights Brewery. I'm really glad you had such a nice time! Enjoy the rest of your cruise and I hope you get to visit New Zealand and the South Island again soon!
Written 10 December 2019
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TimYvonne
6 contributions
Awesome tour of the Castle and Speight's Brewery
Nov 2019
Thank you for a great day touring Dunedin. The Castle is incredible with a great backstory and we almost saw the elderly owner. The Speight's Brewery tour was fantastic and they were very generous with their beer sampling! We took some incredible photos around Napier. The only thing we missed was getting to see the steepest road in the world.
Written 29 November 2019
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Canterburyleisure
Thanks for the awesome review! I'm glad you had such a nice time on your shore excursion from Port Chalmers. Both the Castle and Speight's Brewery are both must visits if you have some time in Dunedin, and that's awesome you got so many wonderful photos. I'm sorry to hear you didn't have time to see the World's Steepest Street. About 95% of the time we usually get to go to everywhere on the itinerary, but very occasionally the schedule can be altered slightly by the cruise ship berth times at port. If the cruise arrives later or leaves earlier than usual then we sometimes have to spend a little less time in one particular place to ensure you arrive back to the cruise on time. Regardless, I'm pleased to hear that it did not impact your overall enjoyment of the tour! Thanks and again and be sure to visit New Zealand again soon!
Written 3 December 2019
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Donaghys
Greater Sydney, Australia10 contributions
Well organised and great staff
Nov 2019
We were picked up from the cruise terminal at Port Chalmers and has my wife suffers from a bit of claustrophobia we made this known to the team on site. Russell who was our bus driver organized for my wife to sit at the front of the bus for the duration of the tour.

Although we were a little late leaving the port (no fault of the tour operator) we were then whisked away to for an informative trip to Dunedin and Larnarch Castle. We had time to wander the gardens before our tour of the castle. Our guide was brilliant, she was very informative and funny. After the tour we made our way to Speights Brewery which was very informative and as we were the last group for the day we had a lot of time sampling there wonderful product. Our bus driver got us back to the ship on time which was fantastic. This tour was almost half the price of what the cruise line offered and i would thoroughly recommend it. A special shout out to our bus driver Russell, who not only made our day enjoyable but was very informative and interesting in his commentary, he is a credit to his company..
Written 29 November 2019
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Canterburyleisure
Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a detailed review of your Dunedin shore excursion. I am really pleased that you and your wife enjoyed yourselves on the Dunedin sightseeing tour with Larnach Castle, Gardens, and Speight's Brewery. And I'm happy you had such a nice time with the guides for this tour as well, particularly your driver/guide Russell, so we I'll be sure to pass on your kind words. And with regards to the price of the tour, yes you are correct that we are much cheaper than the cruise ship tours while offering great value for money. Thanks again for the glowing review and recommendation. I hope you visit New Zealand again soon!
Written 3 December 2019
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Travel wise twosome
Geelong, Australia72 contributions
Well organised and value for money
Jan 2019 • Couples
We were picked up from our cruise ship at Port Chalmers and whisked away for an informative tour of Dunedin. We arrived at Lanarch Castle in time to leisurely walk around the beautiful gardens and have lunch before our castle tour began. Christy, our castle tour guide was absolutely amazing. She was so enthusiastic and funny. Our visit to Speights brewery was informative and my husband enjoyed the beer tasting afterwards. We arrived back at our ship in plenty of time which had worried me when I booked, but all ports are fully equipped to take private tours as well as the sponsored tours run by the cruise lines, AND much cheaper!
Written 5 February 2019
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Thanks for the kind words. I'm really pleased that you enjoyed your day in Dunedin. Larnach Castle is a fascinating place - rich in history and a stunning place to explore! All their staff are enthusiastic too, which makes the guided tour all the worth while. And of course the Speights Brewery is great for anyone who enjoys tasting a selection of quality New Zealand beers. Your comment regarding the last boarding times is something we often get asked about as it worries some of our passengers. But as you said, practically every tour on the dock is full equipped at keeping tours within the cruise ships arrival/departure times and I have never heard of a tour group missing a final boarding. It's certainly something we take pride in as a private operator. And, not to mention, we are much cheaper than the cruise ship tours as well. Any way thanks again for the recommendation. We hope you get the opportunity to visit New Zealand sometime soon.
Written 7 February 2019
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