Coastal Train Adventure
Start your day with a very informative and entertaining tour of Dunedin City, which is regarded as one of the best preserved Victorian and Edwardian cities in the southern hemisphere. See sights that include the University of Otago (New Zealand's first university), the renowned Botanical Gardens, historic buildings, Neo-Gothic architecture, cathedrals, historic mansions, and the world's steepest street, Baldwin Street, with many photo opportunities.
A stylish coach will escort you to the Jacobean styled, Olveston House. Built in 1907 by famed architect, Sir Ernest George for wealthy merchant, David Theomin, the grand structure was equipped with all the bells and whistles. Boasting four stories and 35 rooms, Olveston features the treasures Mr. Theomin collected around the world.
Your learned guide will promptly deliver you to board the coastal train, which provides epic views overlooking the Pacific Ocean. You'll pass Port Chalmers, located on a hilly peninsula prior to hugging the cliffs to see Carey's Bay and Blueskin Bay, with stunning photo opportunities presented throughout.
The train will drop you back near the historic church in the Port Chalmers township. It's only a short 10 minute walk back from here to the Port Visitor Centre, via the vibrant Port Chalmers village, where you'll find wide range of art and culture from potters and sculptors to painters, musicians, jewellers, and fashion designers. Reserve your spot on this scenic Dunedin tour today.
Reviewer: Susan Abrams
This was a good tour of Dunedin and it’s historical sites followed by a coastal ride on the “Seasider” to Waitaki and back. On the way back, the train stopped at Port Chambers for the cruise ship people to get off. It was only a short walk to the pier. How convenient.