City Walks
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
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!
Dunedin, New Zealand

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Ian A
4 contributions
Dec 2022
We did the Old Town Walk with Athol and it was a great walk and we learnt so much about the history, the buildings and the key events that shaped Dunedin. If you are coming off a cruise ship it's great because the tour start right near where the bus drops you off (in front of the i-Site). We highly recommend this tour.
Written 17 December 2022
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CitywalksDunedin
Thanks very much, folks; I enjoyed our walk that day. Yes, the Old Town Walk is a good option for cruise pax - and others. The walk's 10.30am start time is convenient for most people too. Thanks again!
Written 18 December 2022
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Melanie
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
Great Introduction to Dunedin. We did a morning walking tour with Athol. Athol was passionate and knowledgeable about the city. We learned a lit and very much enjoyed our walk.
Written 14 October 2022
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CitywalksDunedin
Thanks for coming along on a walk and leaving a review :)
Written 8 December 2022
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sweetsunshinebeams
New Plymouth, New Zealand179 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
Our small group loved our unique Laneways guided walk with Athol, in fact it was the highlight of our trip to Dunedin! You could sense Athol’s passion for his city and we enjoyed learning about Dunedin in the most engaging way possible - by chatting to a local. Our guide was very knowledgeable and well prepared with historic photographs, newspaper articles and personal anecdotes to share. Highly recommend a walking tour with Athol on your next visit to Dunedin.
Written 4 October 2022
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CitywalksDunedin
Thanks very much, team. I really enjoyed your company on the walk.
Written 8 December 2022
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johnaitchy1943
Blenheim, New Zealand50 contributions
Feb 2021
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.
Written 27 March 2021
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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.
Written 18 September 2021
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Patrick Koellner
Dunedin, New Zealand2 contributions
Feb 2020
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.
Written 26 February 2020
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Thanks very much, Patrick. Yes, sometimes we can tailor our routes a little, when that seems appropriate. Thanks again, Athol.
Written 28 February 2020
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Diovt
Panton, VT76 contributions
Jan 2020
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.
Written 25 January 2020
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Thanks very much for your feedback. It'll be interesting to see how development takes shape on the waterfront. Best regards, Athol.
Written 27 January 2020
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Stay714634
7 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
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.
Written 20 January 2020
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CitywalksDunedin
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.
Written 8 June 2020
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Happy tourist
2 contributions
Nov 2019
Nice walk to view Dunedin city center and learn of the history of the area. Very knowleadgeable guide named Athol.
Written 24 November 2019
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Thanks for your feedback: positive reviews make a big difference for small businesses like mine. Athol.
Written 25 November 2019
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drkiki2015
Washougal, WA483 contributions
Nov 2019
On a Saturday afternoon, I was the only tour member with Athol as my guide. This was perfect because I was not unfamiliar with Dunedin, having spent 8 weeks in 2004, but there was much I'd forgotten or never knew. It was great to get reoriented after 15 years and hear about and see some landmarks I did not know. Athol also pointed out some important architectural features of various buildings and blocks that I never would have noticed, making this tour very enjoyable and a learning experience. I can highly recommend Athol as someone who knows Dunedin but also engages with tour members.
Written 16 November 2019
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Thanks very much for your feedback. It's always interesting guiding folks who have lived here or visited before. Much has changed over the last 15 years, but I think Dunedin has retained its essential charm. I enjoyed your company and learned some things too. Athol.
Written 17 November 2019
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Bronagh D
4 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
Athol was a real pleasure to meet! He is a fount of knowledge about all things Dunedin! We spent a very insightful and interesting 2 hours learning about Dunedin's history, present and future from someone very passionate about his hometown. He is knowledgeable and engaging and very thoughtful in his approach. He gave us great recommendations for the city and beyond also. Highly recommended.
Written 8 August 2019
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Thanks very much guys, I enjoyed your company. Glad you enjoyed your stay. See you in Manchester!
Written 12 August 2019
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