Bays, Beaches and Views of Dunedin
We leave Port Chalmers and approach Dunedin from the north climbing above the harbor to a fantastic view of the Otago Peninsula. As we get close to the city we take a brief stop at Baldwin Street and the historic Dunedin Railway Station before we make our way out onto the Otago Peninsula.
Meandering along the 'low road' towards Portobello, the evidence of Dunedin's 'fiery' past is obvious. Turning south we leave the sealed roads behind and travel through the scenic inlets where the tide regularly replaces nutrients that attract waders and waterfowl to this remote and scenic area. Dunedin has some of the finest beaches in the southern hemisphere - we will take you on a short walk where encounters with NZ sea-lions and NZ fur seal are common. A tour of Dunedin is incomplete unless you've seen our amazing beaches.
Our small group guided tour of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula will reveal a rugged coastline with white sandy beaches, stunning scenery and rare wildlife. The tour continues out onto the Otago Peninsula where we will stop and let you get out the bus as often as possible to take advantage of the views. Learn about the volcanic origin of Dunedin before we explore the remote southern parts of the headland. This 75 mile scenic journey takes you to the best vantage points of the Otago Peninsula and back down to the bays and beaches that surround Dunedin.
The tour continues along the old mining roads, towards the small township of Portobello as we take the scenic 'low road' back towards Dunedin city. The tour is designed to be flexible and perfect for those looking for a relaxing half-day tour with fantastic photographic opportunities.
If you are on the morning tour, we can also drop you in the city centre so that you can explore Dunedin on your own. You can then catch one of the cruise ship shuttles that depart for Port Chalmers every 15 minutes or take a local taxi back to your ship.
Reviewer: Rosita Tam
The tour gave us an excellent overview of the area. We got to see many sights and were able to walk along the ocean. The guide was very knowledgeable, courteous, and entertaining.
Reviewer: John March
Was a great excursion well worth the price which was considerably less than the cruise lines. We were met on time the bus was great
Reviewer: Paul Milner
Driver was knowledgable and a good story teller. We did not get much of the vistas because of the rain and fog. So we drove around got to see some of the beaches with the wind and rain but it was too cold and windy to get out and admire the "view"
Reviewer: Juzhen Huang
The driver and guide are the same person. He arrived the meeting place on time. Very friendly and express enthusiasm for the tour. Good knowledge and clearly explanation about the tour places and views.
Reviewer: Andrew Ng
Excellent tour. Tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable.