• Location: Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 80.16 View price calendar

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Maximise your time in port in Dunedin with this shore excursion and take in the highlights of the Otago Peninsula. See city sights including The Octagon, Dunedin Harbor, Baldwin Street, and Larnach Castle (which for an added fee, you may enter the castle and learn the interesting history of this stately home). Port pickup and drop-off included.


  • Shore excursion from Dunedin
  • Admire Dunedin landmarks such as The Octagon and Dunedin Harbor
  • Tour includes pickup and drop-off from Dunedin cruise port
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people ensures a personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Shore Excursion: Dunedin Highlights Small-Group Tour

Larnach Castle

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

We visited all landmarks described in this itinerary. We also went to the Cadbury Chocolate factory, Baldwin Street.
The driver waited for us even though our cruise ship delayed for an hour for us to disembark because of waiting for availability of the port shuttle from the port to the terminal.
I like the small size of this tour. It's a comfortable 10-person van. It's easier to follow and listen to the tour guide.
I highly recommend this tour.

Maxine L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Great tour from Brian! We loved his insights and he really made a great effort to accommodate a party of 3 couples plus our party of two. We really enjoyed our tour! Terrific!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This was a jam packed day. Brian our guide was great. I was disappointed that we didnt have enough time to do the tour at the Halveston House but we did see the Royal Albatross nesting. It was a group of 8 in a comfortable van. So much better than a giant tour bus. Perfect shore excursion for cruise ship passengers. Brian was waiting for us in the cruise terminal and got us back in plenty of time .

samuel jr m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Our guide/driver Andrew was very informative, knowledgeable and engaging, we were given plenty of free time to sight seeing, Overall an excellent tour and would highly recommend.

Michelle K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Fantastic, turned out that no one else had booked this tour so tour turned into a private tour just for me. Bruce my driver/guide was very friendly and tour was very flexible for seeing the highlights of Dunedin. Bruce very knowledgeable about area. Easy to find Bruce at Port. Firstly into Dunedin to see the Railway Station and then onto the Cathedral, were I was dropped off for about 30 minutes for sightseeing and shopping. Then onto Larnach Castle for a tour of the home and grounds. Larnach Castle very easy to visit on own with wither paper or audio guide. Unfortunately with the cruise ship in, there were alot of tours around the Castle and grounds. Then a scenic drive along the Peninsula with some wonderful views and lots of photos. A brief stop at the Royal Albatros nesting area and back into town for a stop at Larnachs tomb and the steepest street in the world. Arrived back at ship on time - tour timing was changed due to late arrival and early departure of cruise ship but managed to see everything that I wanted. Would highly recommend this tour to cruise ship passengers. Company are very conscious of cruise ship departure time and ensure you are not only back with time to spare but you don't worry all day about getting back. Very professional.

Angelina P United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Excellent place to visit.

Monika S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Great tour!


4 star rating: Recommended February 2018

Great trip - only criticism is that the either/or options were ALL covered making the tour a bit rushed. Personally we would have preferred to do less for longer. Excellent guide and value for money

Mary Australia

4 star rating: Recommended December 2017

The tour to Larnach Castle and Olvieston House was exactly as described but, to be honest, the Castle isnt what I consider a Castle and it really a commercial tourist spot. In stark contrast is Olveston House is genuine, authentic and really interesting. We also toured the area surrounding Dunedin with a very experienced and knowledgeable guide. As a shore excursion it was great value for money.


3 star rating: Worth doing March 2017

Bruce was a great guide.. full of local information and history. Beautiful drive out the peninsula and back. Very scenic. Train station very picturesque. Town itself not much to see or do.

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