Day Trips from Dunedin

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  • Roving18996639473
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fantastic day where we were able to see many different things in and around Dunedin. Lucy shared her knowledge of the local area and was informative and interesting. We really enjoyed seeing the different buildings in Dunedin, the wildlife and also Larnach Castle. The views of the area were also beautiful. Thank you Lucy for a wonderful day!
    Written 15 January 2024
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  • John J
    Melbourne, Australia31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our driver/tour guide, Jeff, was excellent. He packed so much into the tour taking us to the prettiest parts of a very pretty city in Dunedin. Jeff explained the history of the various places we visited from the dormant whale trading through the Edinburgh like university and the glorious historic train station culminating with ninety minutes at the castle.
    The bus was perfect for our tour size, Jeff's banter and dry Kiwi humour along with both his deep knowledge and pride in the area made this a great event for us.
    You cover a lot in Dunedin in the time available and Jeff ensures you are back at the port well before departure.
    Written 4 April 2024
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  • Miu Ling L
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was a fantastic tour guided by Heike, who is friendly and resourceful. Along the drive to Otago Peninsula, Heike gave us detailed and interesting explanations of the history, characteristics and scenic spots of Dunedin. Besides the highlights in the city, we were impressed by the beautiful scenery of the Peninsula. Heike's good time management enabled us to complete the tour with high satisfaction. It was amazing to see seals at the coast and blue penguins in the nests. Although we were not lucky enough to see the very rare wild yellow-eyed penguins at the shore, we could see the one kept by the Reserve in close distance. The 6-hour tour was fun and rewarding!
    Written 26 December 2023
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  • Wander02759492955
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We are a group from USA and Taiwan that traveled via cruise to Dunedin. We arranged a private tour via emails with Asta while we were on the ship. She was very prompt in answering and working with us to make the excursion possible. There was some payment challenges which almost ruined the tour and I will get to that later.

    Keith was our guide and he was absolutely wonderful and a delight to be with. With his knowledge, time management and flexibility, we hit pretty much all major city highlights and points of interests including castle garden & its lunch cafe during a 5 hours span.

    Concerning payment, I would recommend Fantail Tours to have an alternate payment method in addition to just the “invoice page website”, because for two days we couldn’t figure out why the payment website shows as blank on mobile phones, iPad and laptops with our cruise ship Internet package. We almost cancelled the tour. Eventually we had to upgrade to premium Internet package to make the payment page showed up correctly. While ship was cruising, we can’t make voice calls and email was insecure to give credit card info. So this is one area for improvement.
    Written 15 February 2024
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  • gbw
    Birmingham, AL18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Trii was delightful from beginning to end! She allowed us the choice of picnic or hot lunch and then shared her discount at her local grocery store and offered food recommendations! (Like Whittaker chocolate bars!) She also provided informative and interesting commentary, and was eager to answer questions and share her love of New Zealand. Toward the end, when we wanted to meet up with local friends, she flexed and dropped us off at the train station and returned a bit later, without reducing the quality of the tour for the other passengers. As for the Albatross experience, I had no idea how fascinating these birds are…now, I’m a fan! Thanks, Trii!
    Written 18 February 2024
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  • Marcia W
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Teresa was a fantastic guide on our excursion. Very personable, including a great sense of humor. The trip was well thought out, showing us many sites in and around Dunedin and Otaga Peninsula. She took great care of us, ensuring we all had food for lunch. She was very knowledgeable about the history, flora and fauna.
    Simply said, Teresa and tour were
    great.
    Written 14 February 2024
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  • Chris C
    Provo, UT103 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ann was a terrific guide/host. We had plenty of scenic stops on the city tour and the van was cool and comfortable. Ann was especially knowledgeable about the caste and it’s gardens and was in every way gracious and friendly.
    Written 3 February 2023
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  • Robert C
    Bohemia, NY261 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kim picked us up right outside the port terminal. We then proceeded on a great tour of the city with a bonus of his son playing the bagpipes for us! We also saw the railroad station, some great scenic overviews before heading out to see the yellow eyed penguins and then to the Albatross Center. It was a great full day tour with lots of great things to see. Kim was a great guide and we fully recommend him!
    Written 8 November 2019
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