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  |  106 ReviewsReview This Tour
Amazing tour!
March 18, 2023
This bus tour was just the right amount time covering just the right amount of distance. The views were spectacular and the guide was wonderful!
Reviewer: Ann Ehland
5 Stars
Great Scenery
February 22, 2023
Stunning scenery, great commentary and a good overall tour.
Reviewer: Ella Hamill
5 Stars
Awesome Scenery!
February 14, 2023
Wonderful tour that highlighted all the coastal areas. Stunning scenery!
Reviewer: Ella Hamill
5 Stars
Bays Beaches and Views
February 14, 2023
This excursion was a small group and we went to places a large coach would not be able to go The highlight was up close to sea lions on the beach and the mum and pup in the estuary I would recommend the tour to anybody, going down to the beach was walking persons only and could be out for disability persons👍👍👍
Reviewer: Daniel Cashin
5 Stars
Great Tour
January 06, 2023
The excursions were well organized. Transportation, drivers/guides were excellent and Pickup on time and they all got us back to the ship well on time. I will always use SEG on all my future trips.
Reviewer: Alwin Noronha
5 Stars
Really Enjoyable Tour
December 18, 2022
My wife and I took this tour in Nov 2022 while on a cruise to NZ and can thoroughly recommend it. The pick up process at the cruise terminal was seamless, the coach was comfortable and our driver/tour guide was knowledgeable, friendly and fun. The tour was very interesting, well paced and included a few unexpected, but very worthwhile, stops. The highlight was seeing the sea lions in action on Allan's Beach. Don't waste your money on expensive cruise tours ... book this adventure and you'll be pleasantly surprised and save some bucks too !!
Reviewer: Dale Fulcher
5 Stars