Larnach Castle, Peninsula and City Tour

Larnach Castle, Peninsula and City Tour
Price: $136.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 6 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Bottled water and light refreshments are included.
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, light clothing and walking shoes.
Restrictions Guests must be able to step in and out of the vehicle, and must be able to walk for short periods of time.

Larnach Castle, Peninsula and City Tour

A fulfilling day of iconic landmarks and scenic lookout begins with a visit to the world's steepest street, Baldwin Street, before strolling the vibrant University of Otago campus. Thereafter, you'll explore the breathtaking Dunedin Grand Railway Station to see the Taieri Gorge Train. After spending time in the Octagon section of town, you'll travel by St. Clair Beach for a great view. For the grand finale, you'll explore the brilliant Larnach Castle and its spectacular garden. Travelers wanting to make true memories in New Zealand will enjoy this comprehensive Dunedin tour.

A visit to Baldwin Street, noted by Guinness Book of World Records as the steepest street in the world, begins your guided adventure. You may walk up, or be driven to the top. The corner boutique at the top has interesting wares on display.

Next, you'll head to University of Otago to see the old clock tower building, before your visit to the Grand Railway Station. Erected in 1906, the Flemish renaissance styled station resembles a giant, white gingerbread house. Inside, you may find the old Taieri Gorge train. This comfortable train still provides epic views as it crosses the Taieri plains to climb the Taieri Gorge.

You will have time to purchase lunch at one of the many restaurants in the trendy Octagon district of town before traveling to St. Clair Beach. Hugging the beach is a picturesque esplanade; at nearly two miles long, you'll have plenty of space for a lovely walk and possibly see a surfer.

For the grand finale, ride along the scenic Otago Peninsula high road to Larnach Castle. Built in the Gothic Revival style in 1875, Larnach Castle features five spectacular gardens. You will have a guided tour of the entire manor, from the gun room to the gardens. Reserve this lovely outing to create your Dunedin memories.

5 Stars4.9 / 5  |  13 ReviewsReview This Tour
Larnach Castle, Peninsula and City Tour
April 11, 2020
Gregor, very knowledgeable and intelligent man. Excellent guide. Well worth the time spent in his company.
Reviewer: Ron Watkins
5 Stars
Great Tour of Dunedin!
February 25, 2020
Ann was a wonderful tour guide. Best part is her 14 yr. old son greeted us at Larnach Castle by playing the Bag Pipes! The Castle was wonderful and the beautiful gardens with views were amazing! Highly recommended!
Reviewer: Debbie Damele
5 Stars
A very pleasant day at the Castle and surroundings
December 18, 2019
We were very lucky to have an excellent guide who knew the area very well and gave us a very good induction into the history and the culture of the castle and the other places that we visited
Reviewer: Timothy Plant
4 Stars
Wonderful Experience!
November 29, 2019
This was supposed to be a double Decker bus tour, however my husband and I were the only ones signed up. So instead of canceling, we were guided by Jo in a car. It was a fabulous day. She took us to so many places. She was so knowledgeable about all we saw and did. It was amazing. We had a terrific lunch at the castle. I would highly recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Lynn
5 Stars
castle/city tour
October 31, 2019
lots to enjoy and see. for us older people, just a lot of off/on the bus!!
5 Stars
New Zealand's Castle
April 07, 2019
Our first stop on a 13-night cruise to NZ. This tour was excellent and our guide was wonderful. The history of the castle, from its discovery to current day, was really interesting - what an undertaking ! The workmanship in the rooms is amazing - especially liked a lot of the wood work. Well worth the time. The small group size was an added bonus. Thank You !
Reviewer: Kate
5 Stars