Dunedin Onshore Cruise Tours for your small group of up to six or 11. Heritage and Wildlife abounds and enjoy a personal and fun tour with you local chauffeur/guide.
Dunedin welcomes you to the delightful Port Chalmers and the many unique aspects on your special day tour.
Whatever your interests surround yourself with the Scottish feel of this region.
Your Chauffeur will take you on a historical journey of beautiful landscapes, stunning Port Chalmers high top views and many options to choose from, including Larnach Castle, the only registered castle in New Zealand.
Otago Peninsula with sightings of the Albatross soaring above the cliffs and protecting their nesting ground. History of the lighthouse and the inhabitants of long ago. Travel the inland route for scenic options of the Pacific Ocean views and the countryside. Returning along the Coastal seaside route as you return from the Peninsula.
The following options are recommended so you see as much as you can while onshore:
Dunedin is well known for the wildlife and the heritage aspects of New Zealand. Whatever your interests there are many options for you.
Your chauffeur/guide will show you the very best of Dunedin the Garden City of New Zealand.
As you leave the Port Chalmers village....
Signal Hill: For your first experience, an excellent look-out with 360 degree views of this part of New Zealand.
The rolling hills in the distance, the snow capped Southern Alps, the pacific Ocean and Dunedin City.
Baldwin Street: The steepest street in the World! View from the bottom, climb half way or even to the top.
Nova Café: The Octagon: A favourite stop. Order your huge sugar donut home baked at the Nova Cafe, Self syringe your favourite cream,,, lemon, caramel, chocolate and more....
St. Paul's Cathedral: Admire the stained glass arched windows and featured ceilings and listen to the 250 organ pipes.
Art Galleries: Admire local and New Zealand artist's work. Situated at the Dunedin Railway Station where you find exceptional architectural delights.
Olveston House: A very special home that has been preserved and treasured by the Dunedin Community. Dorothy, a talented mountaineer never married and lived alone. Everything has been left in its place, just where she left it. The kitchen utensils, her wardrobe, her treasures and the fittings. Your personal guide offers a very extensive tour commentary for you.
Other options you may wish to include:
The University of Otago: Wander among the vast array of heritage buildings that have offered expert training in the field of medicine.
Toitu Otago Settlers Museum: History again on how the settlers lived, the gold panning, modes of transport and business's that have grown today to be very big names we all know.
The Chinese Garden: Admire the garden displays of early Dunedin settlers.
The Otago Peninsula: The Albatross and their amazing wing span glide in the skies in their natural breeding ground. Along with the cute yellow eyed penguins. The journey will take one hour each way with stops.
Larnach Castle: The only registered Castle in New Zealand with great family history. Tours are offered. Take time to see how they lived and survived in these far off days of Dunedin. A special treat is offered at The Ballroom Cafe where even today events are held to celebrate the era of the Castle.
The Moeraki Boulders: Unusually large and spherical boulders lying along a stretch of Koekohe Beach of New Zealand.
Your tour is flexible according to your ship's schedule in Port. Lunch and refreshments are at your own cost. Your choice of options with entry fees can be paid on the day.