Outdoor activities in Dunedin

Top Outdoor Activities in Dunedin, New Zealand

Outdoor Activities in Dunedin

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5–7 hours
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$189.00
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1–2 hours
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100% of travellers recommend this experience
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$45.00
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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91% of travellers recommend this experience
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$245.00
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What travellers are saying

  • kristing4
    Baltimore, Maryland46 contributions
    I cannot rate this tour highly enough! Lucy was an incredible guide, and extremely kind! We were delayed due to weather for hours, and she was kind enough to wait for us to arrive and rearranged the schedule to include the best things we could do in the amount of time we had! We were able to see so much of Dunedin, including the highlights of the city and wildlife! Thank you Lucy!
    Written 8 April 2020
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  • twistina05
    21 contributions
    After 10 years of hoping to see little blue penguins in the wild, this experience was on my bucket list!

    It was a fantastic experience, very well polished, knowledgeable guides and a rare opportunity to see penguins in their environment!
    Written 30 June 2022
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  • Alwyn F
    2 contributions
    Everything was perfect from the booking to the skipper and crew
    Monarch is a very safe boat that gets you to see some amazing places
    A great way to spend my 70th birthday on a 70 year old
    Thanks
    Written 2 May 2022
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  • Brian Carlmichal
    1 contribution
    Awesome tour, it was just me, my partner and driver/tour guide/overall friend Ben. He was very knowledgeable about the places and wildlife, because of him and this tour we were able to see yellow eyed penguins, albatrosses, sea lions and the only "castle" in New Zealand for the very first time! I highly recommend this tour company to all! great service!

    P.S. Give Ben a raise
    Written 2 December 2020
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  • John L
    Cambridge, New Zealand212 contributions
    Monarch has taken customer service to a new level!!

    Last August i booked three places on the City to Sea tour through one of the on-line booking agencies. In November the agency emailed me cancelling the booking saying Monarch were 'no longer running on that day.'
    So last week whilst in Dunedin, i was in the I-Centre and to my surprise saw the same tour advertised. To cut a long story short, i phoned Monarch who told me the agency had cancelled the booking saying the customer (me) had cancelled!!. So although the cancellation was through no fault of their own, Monarch put on a special "City to Sea"trip for the three of us. How incredible is that??
    So with the boat to ourselves, we enjoyed the most amazing trip out to see the sea life and in particular the Albatrosses. What a wonderful sight they were. In the strong winds, the birds were having a wonderful time gliding over the headland Truly a wonderful spectacle.
    Thanks to Buddy and Tim for their hosting us on the boat and to Monarch as a whole for their unbelievable level of customer service. Thank you so much.
    Written 10 March 2022
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  • JAK1211
    Vienna, Austria6 contributions
    This was a great way to get an overview of Dunedin and then head out on the peninsula to see wildlife. We picked up a small boat to cruise along the coast to see fur seals, many types of native bird colonies, including albatross. From there, we had lunch at a snack bar and then went to a wildlife center to see more seals and penguin nesting grounds. We had not booked a private tour, but had one anyway. Our guide, Ross, a Dunedin native was a treasure trove of interesting information and a great ambassador for the region. Highly recommend.
    Written 25 January 2020
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  • sara_fearon
    Auckland Central, New Zealand11 contributions
    Feel very lucky to have my own personal tour. Very informative and wonderful to learn about all the good work being done for our native birds. Awesome way to spend the morning. The bird sanctuary is great, so fun watching the tui and kaka frolic about
    Written 11 January 2021
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  • MeganRKG
    Dunedin, New Zealand2 contributions
    I have always loved taking photographs, but I had never ventured off the automatic setting of my camera, as I didn’t know where to start. This workshop opened my eyes to a different side of photography, which was exactly what I was looking for.

    There is a great balance of theory, learning how to use your camera and practical application, with the chance to put what you have learnt into practice.

    The locations that we visited were excellent, as they were scenically beautiful and allowed for great photography, with lots of elements of interest that we could photograph.

    Yoann, the guide, had a wealth of experience and knowledge of photography. It was evident that he loved sharing this with us. He was enthusiastic and passionate about photography, which made the experience even more memorable.

    I would not hesitate to recommend this new tour to anyone who wants to improve their knowledge and practical photography skills, as it is suitable for a wide range of experience, abilities and cameras (as long as your camera has a manual mode). 😊
    Written 19 October 2020
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