PRIVATE SHORE EXCURSION: SHOWCASE OF DUNEDIN NZ

A SPECIAL SHOWCASE OF DUNEDIN HIGHLIGHTS IS CREATED FOR YOUR TIME ONSHORE

Dunedin is famous for New Zealand’s finest heritage and cultural icons, spectacular breath-taking ocean and mountain views, beautiful gardens
and city cafes

 

 

 

 

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New Zealand’s amazing hot spots in Dunedin and surrounds provides you with a variety of options that can be made to a custom style day of memories.

The itinerary for you is designed with plenty of allowance for your ship's arrival and departure times. 
A comfortable vehicle is provided for up to six people. A minimum of two people is appreciated.

Your Local Chauffeur recommends the following itinerary allowing for a choice of extra options to suit your tastes. You can book these in advance when you book your tour or you can pay your chauffeur on the day.

Some of your exciting choices in addtion to below could include:

  • The Moeraki Boulders - 1 hour each way to view
  • Ovelston House - Guided tour of early settlement life in Dunedin
  • DIscover the history of the University of Otago and enjoy their solid architectural diverse buildings
  • The Heritage Railway Station, beautiful marble floors, art gallery and Saturday markets
  • Speights Ale House
  • Botanical Gardens and The Chinese Gardens 


From Port Chalmers enjoy a scenic drive of 15 minutes through to Signal Hill where you will be amazed by the views of the vast landscapes of
Pacific Ocean, Dunedin City and beaches, including a glimpse of the Port and Taiaroa Heads behind us. SIGNAL HILL DUNEDIN

Your itinerary for the day could start or end with the visit to the Famous Larnach Castle. Therefore the reccommendations below could arise in any order that will suit your custom tour and requests.

At this time you have the option to choose an inland route scenci drive through to the Castle, stop for the tour and refershment and then continue on to the Otago Peninsula with possible views of the Albatross and their nesting ground. Also the chance to see the yellow eyed penguin.  
Your return journey will follow the coastal route with amazing high point stops for photos.

If you choose to visit the Otago Peninsula, you can still have time to enjoy some of the following exciting options.
Albatross Otago Peninsula

Summary

From Signal Hill you travel into Dunedin City for a guided tour of Olveston House for those who have chosen this option. 

The tour could also continue through Dunedin to the University of Otago Campus, for a glimpse of this fantastic student lifestyle and heritage icon for many. 

Fancy a little bit of excercise?
Baldwin Street – the steepest street in the World! Can you reach the very top? The spectacular photos from the top are certainly a treat. However view from the bottom, half way walk or right up to the top!
After your energetic Baldwin street walk head off for a relaxing stop in The Hub of Dunedin where you can taste the best coffee and decadent treats such as a huge sugar donut and syringe your own selected cream, visit the art gallery or  St Paul’s Cathedral. (amazing 250 organ pipes!).

One of the main highlights when you visit Dunedin is Larnach Castle. The only registered Castle in New Zealand.
Experience the inland route of scenic views and photo stops on the way to the Larnach Castle.

Afternoon Tea is available in the Ballroom for 'Castle' made scones with jam and cream, even Scottish shortbread. High Tea is also available too and we would order ahead for you.  – fresh sandwiches, scones and selection of dainty cakes on Victorian tiered stand. This is at your own cost. LARNACH CASTLE

For almost an hour and a half  you can explore the Castle and the meandering gardens trails.
Climb the turret for 360 degree views of the Coastline and mountains. 

The 40 minute journey back to your ship via the coastline route offers amazing photo stops along the way of The Otago Harbour and the secluded bays. If time allows a short detour to Grassy Point will give you even more amazing views. 

Reaching Port Chalmers once again you can also view Taiaroa Head and the lighthouse ahead on the Peninsular. As you depart the Harbour you are likely to see the famous Albatross reeling in the skies above.

The tour is fully custom designed for you on the day. There are no compulsory extra options. You will experience a relaxed informative and fun day with your local chauffeur.

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