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Highlights of Dunedin

Price: $62.00
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Beginning at Port Chalmers Wharf, you'll travel through the city, reaching University of Otago before seeing the world's steepest street. Atop Signal Hill, you'll see a stellar view of Dunedin city and harbor. Thereafter, the Botanical Gardens will be seen, followed by a tour of the town belt with commentary on the historic mansions and early settlers. Finally, the lovely Dunedin Railway Station is visited. This is the ideal adventure for the active traveller who desires an overview of this picturesque town.

From Port Chalmers Wharf, your trusty guide escorts you along the coastal hugging harbor road which leads to the city. In 2014, UNESCO declared Dunedin a Creative City of Literature in large part to the University of Otago, which you'll stroll through.

Thereafter, you'll reach Baldwin Street, noted by Guinness Book of World Records as the steepest street in the world. You may walk up, or be driven to the top. Soon after, you'll reach Signal Hill which lends a stellar view of the entire Otago Peninsula.

Next is a visit to the world renowned Botanical Gardens. Declared a Garden of International Significance, it celebrated its 150th birthday in 2013. While the geographic plant collections favor the Victorian style, it boasts horticultural and botanical collections from around the world.

Just along the outskirts of the city, you'll see where the wealthy homes of the victorious settlers were erected overlooking Dunedin prior to visiting Dunedin's Railway Station. Designed by George Troup, with Flemish Renaissance design cues, it resembles a gigantic, white gingerbread house.

View the magnificent buildings of the Octagon in the city center, and see the statue to Robert Burns, the famous Scottish poet. As you stroll through the city's historic section, prior to the journey's conclusion, you'll note Victorian styled buildings that echo its British influences. Book this tour for an interesting city overview.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours
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Shore Excursion Leaves From
The Cruise Pier. (Full Details will be provided with your electronic ticket.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Bottled water and light refreshments are included.
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable, light clothing and walking shoes.
Guests must be able to step in and out of the vehicle.
5 Stars5Based On 6 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsAn excellent tour!November 23, 2018

Reviewer: Jerome Zink
Our guide could not have been better. He was very informative about the area, and gave us a real feel for this lovely city. I highly recommend this tour.

4 Starseasy tourApril 30, 2018

Reviewer: Wendy Lam
This tour is relaxed & easy. Saw the famous attractions in Dunedin. Small group means less waiting time.

5 Stars4 hours of Highlights in Dunedin December 26, 2017

Reviewer: Nicia R Casimiro
This excursion is worth the time and the money. Saw a lot of Dunedin and the ride and the tour guide was very helpful in many ways. Would be happy recommend this to anybody going to Dunedin for the first time.

5 StarsDunedinFebruary 26, 2017

Reviewer: Valerie Dunshea
What an experience = mother & son giving us a performance of his scottish dancing, enjoyed watching people walking up and down the steep hill. Looked after us very well, including bottles of water for all as it was a hot day

5 StarsGreat local tourFebruary 17, 2017

Reviewer: Barb
It poured day we were Dunedin but it was great tour. The local guide found real good stuff for us to do. He was great. Lots of infi

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