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Otago Peninsula Scenic, City Highlights and Wildlife Tour provided by Fantail Tours

Otago Peninsula Scenic, City Highlights and Wildlife Tour

Otago Peninsula Scenic, City Highlights and Wildlife Tour
4.5
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from $240.00 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 57853P7
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Transport by air-conditioned van • Driver/guide • Bottled water • Live commentary on board • Entry/Admission - The Royal Albatross Centre
Exclusions
Lunch
Duration
5h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
50 The Octagon, outside Dunedin Visitor Centre
31 Beach Street, Otago 9023, New Zealand Port Chalmers cruise terminal private tour waiting area, close to door 2
Dunedin i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, 50 The Octagon, Dunedin Central, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand Outside Visitor Centre
Ports:
Port Chalmers
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Transport by air-conditioned van • Driver/guide • Bottled water • Live commentary on board • Entry/Admission - The Royal Albatross Centre
Exclusions
Lunch
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
50 The Octagon, outside Dunedin Visitor Centre
31 Beach Street, Otago 9023, New Zealand Port Chalmers cruise terminal private tour waiting area, close to door 2
Dunedin i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, 50 The Octagon, Dunedin Central, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand Outside Visitor Centre
Ports:
Port Chalmers
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Dress Waterproof and windproof jacket, sunblock. Wear comfortable walking shoes
Stroller accessible
Infant seats available
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Baldwin Street: The Steepest Street in the World
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Signal Hill
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Northern Cemetery
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    University of Otago
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Knox Church
    The Octagon
  • 5
    First Church of Otago
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Otago Peninsula
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    The Royal Albatross Centre
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Otago Peninsula
  • 8
    Dunedin Railway Station
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    See Important Information for details
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Resort605821
Aix-en-Provence, France1 contribution
Patagonia Peninsula
Jan 2020 • Couples
ASTA was amazing. Not only did she show us all the beautiful sights but she went above and beyond to be sure we got to see everything possible, including the spoon bills.

Thank you ASTA for such a terrific day and for sharing all the awesome sights with us.
Written 6 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for your feedback. I love Dunedin and the area and I am so proud to be able to show visitors from all over the world how special it is.
Written 6 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ShellyBates
Newtown, Australia12 contributions
Fabulous!
Enjoy a comfortable, educational, warm and fun trip with Asta the tour guide! Asta has expertise knowledge on the local area, history, wildlife and nature. Water provided - sit back and enjoy! 20/10!!!!
Written 4 January 2020
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Thank you Shelly, it was so lovely to have you on the tour. What a great day it was!
Written 5 January 2020
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Helen B
Highfields, Australia15 contributions
Great day out, first rate guide and tour
Dec 2018 • Couples
Asta was a wonderful guide, with a wealth of knowledge, she looked after us and provided great info as we experienced Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula. Asta went out of her way to ensure we had great photo opportunities (although the day was a little grey) and history info. We had also opted in for the Wildlife tour with Monarch Wildlife Cruises and Tours and had a great cruise discovering the local wildlife. Including several Albatross, Fur Seals, Penguins, Shags, Petrels just to name a few. A great day out and as we had a small group very personalised.
Written 20 January 2019
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AstaA83
Thank you for leaving your feedback. All feedbacks are very important to us but is extremely pleasant to hear the positive ones.
Written 25 March 2019
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Peter F
1 contribution
Otago city highlights and Otago Peninsula wildlife (Albatross Colony)
Jan 2019 • Couples
Fantail tours Guide Asta , met us off the Sea Princess at Port Chalmers and delivered us bak to the ship after the tour in good time. Asta was a very helpful, knowledgeable caring lady. She treated us and the other couple on the tour with us like family. She gave an excellent commentary on everything we saw. We had a very memorable time together. The Mercedes Minibus was very clean and comfortable. We saw magnificent scenery along the high road out along the peninsula and different views back to Dunedin along the shore lower road.This tour was a highlight of our NZ cruise Holiday . We saw three nesting albatross at the Centre and learned a lot about these remarkable birds.

Well Done Asta Tours. We will use you again if we are able to make another visit to Dunedin.
Written 10 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Peter and Rosemary Thank you for touring with Fantail Tours and leaving your feedback about your experience with us! Our goal is to present our city and surroundings in the best way we can and succeeding in doing this makes us very happy! Australia is not far away, come to New Zealand and especially Dunedin again!
Written 15 January 2019
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miss_womble
Brisbane, Australia12 contributions
Wonderful personalised service
I had a brilliant tour today. Asta was prompt, friendly and incredibly helpful. She showed me the beautiful botanical gardens, gave an informative tour of Dunedin city and took the gorgeous high road to the Otago Peninsula. She made extra stops, and made time for me to take extra photos of the scenery and pointed out other interesting sights and facts on the tour. Thanks again for a wonderful day
Written 1 October 2018
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Wendy F
New Orleans, LA23 contributions
WARNING - Deceptive Practices - Do NOT Book Tour With Them
Feb 2018 • Couples
I booked a tour with this company through Viator and Fantail not only didn't deliver what they advertised the tour guide was one of the worst I have ever had in my 50 years of traveling. When I complained to Viator, Fantail came back and said they "the tour was delivered" - sure they drove us around but the guide didn't give us any history on the city or what we were seeing - he mostly drove us around in silence until we would drive by a church and he would say "this is our Catholic church". When a company doesn't stand by what they advertise that is the time to vote with your dollars and not book with them.
Written 15 February 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We are very sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations, that was truly not our intention. We are a small local company taking pride in providing our customers with exceptional service. Your comments were taken seriously and dealt with. Thank you for your feedback, we see it as an opportunity to further enhance our service, carefully choose our guides and provide them with the best training to meet our high standards we offer. Please, accept our sincere apologies.
Written 18 February 2018
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Wicksi
2 contributions
Fantastic visit to the Royal Albatross Centre
Nov 2017 • Couples
We had a superb tour to the Royal Albatross Centre on the Otago Peninsula. Fantail Tours made special arrangements to meet our schedules, enabeling us to see the peninsula and visit the albatrosses. We were lucky to see these magnificent birds in the air from a viewing shelter, and we had a very enthusiastic local guide to tell us about the birds life.
Written 13 November 2017
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Sandi S
Helena, MT19 contributions
Beautiful Otago
Oct 2017 • Couples
This was a fantastic tour led by Asta. She is very knowledgeable about Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula. We visited the Yellow-eyed Penguin sanctuary and saw Maggie, nesting on her egg. The guide there gave us a great tour of the breeding grounds and penguin habitat. We drove through the beautiful countryside. This is such a picturesque setting. Asta told us about the Scottish beginnings of this harbor and filled us full its history. We took the scenic coastal road to the wildlife center and the hilly road back for two completely different view. We were able to take photos of the many beautiful buildings in Dunedin. Overall, we were exceptionally pleased with this tour!
Written 6 November 2017
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R3420VWdebbiee
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Excellent
An excellent tour of Dunedin City with a friendly and very knowledgeable your guide. Asta went out of her way to ma
MeganW2688
MeganW2688
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Fantastic
The whole tour was wonderful. Asta our host was lovely and very knowledgeable. We learned so much about Dunedin. Hi
mally502021
mally502021
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Tour around Dunedin
We enjoyed our tour around Dunedin seeing all the tourist spots. Great guide who was very friendly and helped with
elwinelwin
elwinelwin
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Perfect for a quick tour of the city
This is a great, quick tour of the must-see places in the city especially if you do not have your own transport. As
Traceybm
Traceybm
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Simply wonderful 2days with Asta
We had the most wonderful 2 days with Asta. Her knowledge is fantastic, she was flexible and able to "read" our g
Jessica M
Jessica M
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Memorable and fun day out
Loved this tour of Dunedin and would highly recommend to anyone visiting Dunedin even if you have visited before .
babushka2021
babushka2021
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Tour Dunedin
Excellent knew her stuff about the city very personalized tour.Picked up from where we were staying gardens were st
Grant B
Grant B
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Just the best way to see Dunedin
Our guide met us at Port Chalmers, and took us on a scenic journey around the hills into the City. We had time to w
Curious53859872557
Curious53859872557
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A very special tour
This tour was more like going out for the day with a friend. We could tell that Asta was passionate about Dunedin a
lauraalonsobi
lauraalonsobi
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Delightful
Our tour guide was amazing! Trill was funny, enthusiastic and filled with great information as well as highlights o
armenmak
armenmak
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THE PRIVATE TOUR IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED!!!!
This was a spectacular tour of the countryside, city, and Castle Garden. Asta was our driver. She was extremely hel
246dennisd
246dennisd
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Great way to experience Dunedin
Theresa was wonderful. She was open to take us to anything we wanted to see. Her love of the city was outstanding.
cranfieldmcc2020
cranfieldmcc2020
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Dunedin is more than Albatrosses
Thoroughly enjoyable tour of the Otago peninsula, there is a lot to see in Dunedin, we’ll worth the detour.
J5003RGstephenr
J5003RGstephenr
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Dunedin tour
Our wonderful tour guide Ansa,gave us a great highlight tour of Dunedin as well as a walk through the Botanical gar
MilfordRose
MilfordRose
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Great orientation tour
We had a free afternoon in Dunedin and were fortunate to catch a 2-hr city tour with Asta. She gave us a great over
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