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: Pam Tunn
Friendly, knowledgeable guide, saw a range of views, city and bays, with photo stops and plenty of time for a walk on beach to see seals. Choice of drop off afterwards if we wanted to stay in Dunedin.
The tour was fantastic and we did see the large fur seal up close. Great trip in the bus which was well catered for.
Reviewer: Jenny Burger
Excellent tour, would recommend it to all.
Reviewer: yacob naor
our driver was the guide.he was good.the stop in the middle was too long
Two of four port package. Once again Shorex were excellent in every way from meeting guide to value of tour. Small group, see more & much cheaper than Princess Ship booked tour. Unfortunately Dunedin lived up to its name as weather not so good & the Otago Peninsula was not as spectacular as it could have been. Guide was excellent.