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City Walks

Dunedin, New Zealand
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About City Walks
City Walks offers guided walks showcasing Dunedin's history, architecture and urban renewal. Dunedin is a compact and beautiful city, with an interesting past and a vision for the future. The best way to experience all this is on foot, with a companionable guide!
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Dunedin is a great wee city and is best explored on foot. New Zealand's largest city 1865-1889, and a university town, Dunedin boasts some picturesque streetscapes and standout Victorian buildings. This small-group tour is fun and interesting - and a great introduction to Dunedin. See the reviews of our walks!
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johnaitchy1943 wrote a review Mar 2021
Blenheim, New Zealand45 contributions26 helpful votes
We did the City Walk with Andrew in February on the day the Piped Bands came to town which made for a noisy start to what proved to be a most interesting couple of hours - actually two and a half hours as we held up progress with questions which Andrew patiently and thoroughly answered. Having grown up in Dunedin he has an extensive knowledge of the history of the city and of the personalities who have helped develop it. The distance covered was not great but contained a wealth of interesting material. Andrew has an engaging manner which made the experience all the more worthwhile.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from CitywalksDunedin, Owner at City Walks
Responded 18 Sep 2021
Thanks very much for your review, John - and apologies that I've only noticed it today. Yes, pipe bands are an occupational hazard here in Dunedin! They are a great spectacle, though, and a reminder of the Scottish heritage here. Best regards, Athol.
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Patrick Koellner wrote a review Feb 2020
Dunedin, New Zealand2 contributions4 helpful votes
I did the two-hour tour - which is the longest and most comprehensive one available - with tour guide Athol in late February 2020. Athol is a fantastic guide who knows the city inside out. The tour covered both the historic part in the city centre and they newly developed wharehouse district a bit - but not much - further. I certainly learned a lot about Dunedin's city evolving city landscape. Dunedin has arguably the most character among cities in NZ and exploring its past and present is extremely worthwhile. Athol's tour is a great starting point for doing so. It can also be recommended for people having lived in the city for a while.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from CitywalksDunedin, Owner at City Walks
Responded 28 Feb 2020
Thanks very much, Patrick. Yes, sometimes we can tailor our routes a little, when that seems appropriate. Thanks again, Athol.
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Diovt wrote a review Jan 2020
Panton, Vermont76 contributions18 helpful votes
We toured Vogel Street with Athol. He gave us personalized attention on this one hour tour of the old warehouse precinct of Dunedin which is experiencing a renaissance. It was an extremely interesting tour that we highly recommend if you are interested in an urban experience off the beaten track and away from the hordes of tourists. Athol was well informed.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from CitywalksDunedin, Owner at City Walks
Responded 26 Jan 2020
Thanks very much for your feedback. It'll be interesting to see how development takes shape on the waterfront. Best regards, Athol.
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Stay714634 wrote a review Jan 2020
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I had the pleasure today to complete the Old Town Walking Tour with City Walks guide/host Athol. I found him to be knowledgeable, engaging, and passionate about Dunedin's history. As I happened to have the good fortune to be the sole participant on this particular tour, Athol tailored the tour to my interests and our discussions ranged from past history to current local social, economic and political events in Dunedin. He was generous in sharing his time and insight. I thoroughly enjoyed this tour and Athol's personable engaging presentation. I highly recommend it.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from CitywalksDunedin, Owner at City Walks
Responded 8 Jun 2020
A very belated thank you for this review! Somehow it escaped my attention. January seems a long time ago now, and so much has changed. New Zealand's borders have been closed since March, but we are officially rid of COVID-19 here now and life is almost back to normal. I trust you are well. Athol.
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Happy tourist wrote a review Nov 2019
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Nice walk to view Dunedin city center and learn of the history of the area. Very knowleadgeable guide named Athol.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from CitywalksDunedin, Owner at City Walks
Responded 25 Nov 2019
Thanks for your feedback: positive reviews make a big difference for small businesses like mine. Athol.
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