Bays, Beaches and Views of Dunedin

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Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 3 Hours 30 minutes
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible walking shoes.
Restrictions Guests must be able to walk over paved, gravel and packed dirt surfaces. Fold up wheelchairs can be accommodated with advanced notice.

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.

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4.5 Stars4.7 / 5  |  99 ReviewsReview This Tour
Bays, Beaches and views of Dunendin
April 14, 2020
Excellent day trip. Guide was great and he also identified many birds for us also.
Reviewer: David
5 Stars
Nice Day
April 07, 2020
We had a nice day touring around the area. Our tour guide took us to a beautiful beach with sea lions. Walked up the steepest street in the world. The only issue was that is was difficult to hear the the tour guide as we sat in the back seat of the van.
Reviewer: D Damen
4 Stars
Beautiful Dunedin
March 31, 2020
My family had a lovely tour of Dunedin with our local guide. We stopped and saw many beautiful sites. It was a quick and wonderful overall view of the area.
Reviewer: Jennifer Liu
5 Stars
Wonderful experience
March 21, 2020
We had a spectacular time in Dunedin thanks to this tour. We saw wildlife and gorgeous vistas. Very satisfied.
Reviewer: Pauline Grillos
5 Stars
Fell in love with Dunedin
March 20, 2020
There were only 2 couples in the tour. It felt like a private tour. We loved Dunedin and would consider it as a possible retirement location. The beach was beautiful and not crowded at all. We spotted couple sea lions sun bathing. The weather was lovely. Everything was perfect. The tour guide did an excellent job.
Reviewer: Jody Kao
5 Stars
Back to Nature Tours in Dunedin
March 20, 2020
Glenn Beasley provided an informative and fun tour of the city of Dunedin that began at the harbor and went to a number of notable sites in the city with stops and time to explore. In addition, we thoroughly enjoyed touring the bays and even walking along the shoreline to remote areas where seals and sea lions nest. His understanding of nature and ecology was unsurpassed and he shared his knowledge in such a way that everyone was excited. Even those who didn't walk but stayed with the coach were able to experience the real New Zealand!
Reviewer: Leah Naess
5 Stars