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Cruise Ship Shore Excursion Taste of Dunedin City Sights and Nature Tour

Iconic city sights, Maori sites of significance and a chance to see wildlife are the highlights of this 4-4.5 hour tour, and it starts when we collect you from Port Chalmers, where you’ll meet your guide.

We start with a scenic drive that takes in the location of where Dunedin first began for both the early Māori and European settlers, and a look at some of the beautiful iconic sites our city has to offer. We then head out for the Otago Peninsula which delivers spectacular views above the Otago Harbour before winding back down to sea level to arrive at scenic inlets frequented by wading birds.

Hear commentary about the nature and the natural processes that shaped the land and learn about Māori, the first people to step ashore here. We’ll take a stroll along a stunning sandy beach where we are often lucky enough to glimpse New Zealand sea lions and fur seals. We finish our tour with a look at Baldwin street, the world's steepest residential street.


4 hours 30 minutes


Mobile ticket

  • What's included :
    • Bottled water
    • Snacks
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Pick up/drop off at Port Chalmers (Cruise Ship Terminal)
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Pass By: Dunedin, Dunedin, Otago Region, South Island

      Having meet and picked up at Port Chalmers, we then travel to Dunedin City. Experience a lovely harbour side drive and get a feel of the city with a city sight tour.

      Stop At: Dunedin Railway Station, 3074332, Dunedin Central, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand

      No trip to Dunedin is complete without a look at this historical beauty

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Stop At: Otago Peninsula, Dunedin New Zealand

      Drive out over the high road, where we will stop for expansive views over the stunning Otago harbour

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Stop At: Allans Beach Road, Portobello, Dunedin 9077, New Zealand

      Stroll along a sandy beach where you might see seals and sea lions resting

      Duration: 25 minutes

      Stop At: Otakou 9077, New Zealand

      From the car park we get great views of the Otakou Marae (Maori meeting house). Understand the complexities of a working marae and its significance to local Maori (We do not enter the grounds).

      Duration: 20 minutes

      Stop At: Baldwin Street: The Steepest Street in the World, Baldwin Street, Dunedin 9010 New Zealand

      See the world's steepest residential street.

      Duration: 10 minutes

    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offered
      We will pick up and drop off at Port Chalmers (This is the Cruise Ship terminal Port for cruise ship visitors to Dunedin) in plenty of time for your ships arrival and departure. Look for your guide holding a Horizon Tours sign.Ports
      • Port Chalmers (known as Port Otago as well)
      Departure Time :
      10:30 AM
      Return Detail :
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • For an increased opportunity to see other wildlife, see our longer Cruise Ship Excursion Wildlife and Culture Tour
      • Most travelers can participate
      • Please wear closed-toed footwear and comfortable clothing Dunedin is often windy and sometimes a wet city.
      • Medium level of fitness required, 20-30 minute walk included
      • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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    Organised by Horizon Tours

    Activity ID: V-90921P7

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