Dunedin and Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour with Optional Larnach Castle Visit
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Stop At: Signal Hill Road, Dunedin New Zealand
Best Lookout in Dunedin - 400 meters above sea-level
Duration: 7 minutes
Stop At: Baldwin Street: The Steepest Street in the World, Baldwin Street, Dunedin 9010 New Zealand
Take a picture of the Steepest Residential Street in the world according to the Guinness book of records
Duration: 7 minutes
Stop At: University of Otago, 362 Leith Street, Dunedin 9016 New Zealand
Join your guide for a short 1 minute walk to see the oldest university in New Zealand - an architectural masterpiece.
Duration: 7 minutes
Stop At: Dunedin Railway Station, Dunedin New Zealand
Enjoy New Zealand'd finest building - the historic Dunedin Railway Station is the most photographed building in New Zealand for good reason. There are several other historic buildings in this area
Duration: 9 minutes
Stop At: Otago Peninsula, Dunedin New Zealand
Enjoy the jewel in the crown of our local coastal scenery where we'll make a few stops for you to take everything in.
Duration: 5 hours
Stop At: Larnach Castle & Gardens, 145 Camp Rd Otago Peninsula, Dunedin New Zealand
Enjoy the grounds of Larnach Castle - the gardens are of international signifigance and the views of the Otago Harbour are special. Here, you will also get a chance to get something to eat from the Ballroom Cafe. All tour members can choose to go inside the castle at additional cost
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Stop At: Penguin Place, 45 Pakihau Road Otago Peninsula, Dunedin 9077 New Zealand
Enjoy a tour of this unique Yellow-Eyed Penguin Reserve where we aim to find the rarest penguin in the world during the breeding season. The elusive Yellow Eyed Penguin is the third largest penguin in the world and listed as 'critically endangered' - learn about this flagship species from our professional nature guides. You are likely to encounter NZ fur seals and Little Blue penguins here.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Taiaroa Head, Harington Point 9077, New Zealand
Your at the furthest point of your tour now where we'll look for one of the largest sea-birds in the world - the Northern Royal Albatross. These amazing birds have a wing span of 3 metres.
Duration: 30 minutes
- Port pickup and drop-off
- Entry/Admission - Larnach Castle & Gardens
- Entry/Admission - Penguin Place
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- The CRUISE SHIP SCHEDULE in Dunedin can often change, if this happens please make your way to the meeting point as soon as the ship berths to receive instruction - the tour will still go ahead no matter what time the ship arrives.
- If your ship changes the CRUISE SHIP SCHEDULE we will change the itinerary to suit - the tour will still go ahead no matter what happens
- A small amount of walking is involved (expect to walk 500 meters at Penguin reserve)
- Two forms of ID is required to get back inside the port: your cruise ship card and driver’s license or passport would be sufficient.
- If your ship is unable to make it into port due to weather or mechanical difficulties, you will be given a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Ben our driver and guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. He even took us on a slight detour so we could see sea lions. Due to the mid April date of our tour, there were only a few penguins remaining in the natural habitat section as the rest had already left for the season. We also saw several penguins in the rehabilitation centre.
Had a great excursion with a very knowledgeable tour guide. She was very nice and personable. Answered any questions with confidence. Sorry I don't remember her name. Great job
Fantastic trip .Our guide was so informative .He was Marine and wildlife expert and really enhanced our trip .Brilliant highly recommended
Outstanding - Tre is one of the best guides we've had anywhere! Her commentary, personal stories, items she brought to educate us and her enthusiam for the Dunedin area made the trip a true delight
This was an excellent trip in a small bus with Mark. All the stops were interesting and Mark knew everything about the local wildlife. Shame it rained all day.
It was an extremely uncomfortable tour. 13 adults were,packed into a small van with tight spaces between seats. Most of the time, we cannot hear what the guide was saying, the audio part was not working. The Otago Peninsular Wildlife Tour was a big disappointment.
Our guide, Ollie, was the best guide we encountered on our excursions in New Zealand. He is a very personable and knowledgeable young man who shared his information intelligently, enhanced with generous doses of humour. Although it was a wet grey day, our visual, auditory, and kinesthetic experiences on this tour were wonderful. We saw everything that the tour advertised and benefited from having Ollie as our guide!