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Here at Headfirst Travel Dunedin we bring alive local legends with a range of guided tours that include most of Dunedin’s main attractions. Join us on our guided tour up to the grand Larnach's Castle, which also includes a city sights tour. You can...more
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

Great excursion from Dunedin .. the drive down the peninsular was breathtaking. Our driver and guide was an outstanding young man, stopped for some photo opportunities along the way ..also took us for the guided tour of the castle. Would highly recommend Headfirst!

Thank islandboi6
Reviewed 23 May 2018

We had a great day exploring Dunedin on the Hop-on, hop-off double-decker bus. We were picked up from Port Chalmers and dropped into Dunedin. The driver Bec was very informative with her local knowledge. We did a full circuit first to see the main sights...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed luxury of being picked up from our accommodation to join this tour of dunedin city sights and lanarch castle. Our driver Dick, was so enthusiastic and interesting. He gave us chance to take photo's and was also interested about his passengers. Lanarch castle and...More

Thank ronella_de_vil
Reviewed 15 April 2018

March 21---We never had a double decker bus as per the picture. It was raining and we had a bus from the 1970's that leaked so only certain seats could be used. The AC wasn't so you could not see out. We got off at...More

Thank _luapsnib
Reviewed 11 April 2018

The tour we did in Dunedin, on Monday 19th March 2018, was the hop on hop off bus tour, we received a text message informing us that our tour was starting at 10.30am and to be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior. We got...More

Thank Bobbie R
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

We did a city tour and went to Larnach Castle with Rhys. Thoroughly enjoyed it. He went out of his way to provide a thoughtful commentary about the Castle and showed us the main points of interest in Dunedin. A well priced tour which we...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 8 April 2018

On the Larnach Castle website, it's not advertised that there is NO taxi or public transportation that goes there. You have to book with a tour company. We did the math and booking the tour costs the same as taking a taxi and buying tickets...More

1  Thank adrian_dy02
Reviewed 8 April 2018

We had booked with Headfirst for our up-coming cruise and fully pre-paid a Lanarch Castle tour. Our cruise was cancelled, and Headfirst issued us a full refund without question or hesitation. So, although we didn't getvto do the tour, Headfirst will definitely be our first...More

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We chose this company when we reached the port. They were friendly and the price seemed reasonable. I would definitely use them again and recommend them. The only complaint I have is that we were confused about how the bus worked. We thought this was...More

Thank Teri A
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Would not recommend this particular headfirst tour. Appreciate the restoration of a 1970 bus - but it was pouring with rain the day of our visit and the bus leaked. The diesel exhaust fumes were suffocating. We paid $45 pp. We were picked up at...More

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Kathy C
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Thanks for that Sylvie
Sharyn C
27 December 2015|
Response from HeadfirstTravel | Property representative |
Hi, if you please go to our website and you will find all the details you require. The specific Cruise Ship bookings page contains tours designed to fit with the arrival and departure of the cruise ships that dock at Port... More