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Dunedin Shore Excursion: Small-Group Tour of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula provided by Back to Nature Tours

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Dunedin Shore Excursion: Small-Group Tour of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula

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Overview
While your cruise ship is in port at Dunedin, make an easy trip to the Otago Peninsula. After brief sightseeing in the city center, your guide takes you on a scenic shore excursion to Dunedin’s outskirts. Pass by seaside villages and enjoy panoramic lookout points on the coast. Minivan transport is limited to 19 passengers.
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  • 1
    Baldwin Street: The Steepest Street in the World
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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  • 2
    Dunedin Beach
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Dunedin Railway Station
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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Highlights
  • Dunedin shore excursion includes city center highlights
  • Visit one of the Otago Peninsula's most scenic beaches
  • Snap pics of sea lions basking on shore
  • Half-day trip includes minivan pickup from Port Chalmers
Important Information
Duration
3h 30m
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
  • Entry/Admission - Dunedin Beach
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Viewing of wildlife is not guaranteed
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved as well as uneven surfaces
  • Viewing of wildlife is not guaranteed
  • Please wear comfortable clothing, sun protection and closed-toe shoes, suitable for walking
  • Departure time may change depending on cruise ship schedule
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
127Reviews
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Andy T wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
We were very fortunate to see the both sealions and fur seals on a picture perfect beach on the Otago peninsula.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Back2NatureTours, Chief TA Responder at Dunedin Shore Excursion: Small-Group Tour of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula
Responded 5 days ago
Hi richardtL9, Thanks for the 5 star review. You never really know what your going to see on our tours, I guess that's why our guides love taking travelers out onto the peninsula. Great to see you saw to NZ fur seals and NZ Sea-lions, they both have their own amazing stories that we love talking about. Your a person that lives for the moment, we're glad you enjoyed your day here. Haste Ye Back!
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Teri F wrote a review Mar 2020
4 contributions
Our day with James was amazing! He was knowledgeable about Dunedin, the indigenous culture and all the wildlife in the area. Great sense of humor, customized the tour for the 8 of us and we couldn’t have had a better day!
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Response from Back2NatureTours, Chief TA Responder at Dunedin Shore Excursion: Small-Group Tour of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula
Responded 5 days ago
Hi terif413, Great to hear you enjoyed your time in Dunedin! Thanks for the 5 start review - it inspires us:) Haste Ye Back!
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Karen wrote a review Feb 2020
Chicago, Illinois5 contributions1 helpful vote
We were only in Dunedin for one day and this tour gave us a good overview of the area. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the area and did his best to entertain us, even though the weather was not very nice on this particular day so the views weren't great or even visible.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Back2NatureTours, Chief TA Responder at Dunedin Shore Excursion: Small-Group Tour of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula
Responded 5 days ago
Hi khowlettt, Thanks for your feedback. Heavy rain is a real challenge when your a tour guide. The night before your trip we knew it was coming and prepared as best we could, all our bus windows were wiped down with de-fogging wipes and our guides understood the challenge that lay before them. The rain that day was relentless. Combined with the low level fog visibility was only a few metres! On these types of days many would just read a book in front of the fire, but you got out and about and had a real authentic Dunedin experience! All the best.
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Jondie88 wrote a review Feb 2020
Wagga Wagga, Australia10 contributions
We were met at the cruise terminal which was too easy. Everything was on time. I think our guide was Marty. He was amazing. Full of information. He took us to an extra stop which was fantastic and unexpected. The tour was nice a small as suggested which makes it much nicer. This
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Back2NatureTours, Chief TA Responder at Dunedin Shore Excursion: Small-Group Tour of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula
Responded 16 Feb 2020
Hi Jondie88, One of the main concerns cruise ship passengers have is where do they meet us when they disembark - this review will hopefully reassure people that its pretty easy here in Dunedin. Infact, we made a short video on our web-site recently to show how easy it was:) I'll pass this on to Marty, we're so glad that Sea-Lion surfed that wave for you and made your kids day! You make your own luck in this world, thanks for coming out with us. Haste Ye Back!
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Mutti1171 wrote a review Feb 2020
Miami, Florida12 contributions1 helpful vote
This was a small group. We made many stops for picture opportunities. We had a very informative guide and we were lucky enough to see wildlife. He dropped us off in the city at our request so we could enjoy our few hours we had left before boarding our ship.
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Response from Back2NatureTours, Chief TA Responder at Dunedin Shore Excursion: Small-Group Tour of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula
Responded 16 Feb 2020
Hi Mutti1171, Small group tours are what we are all about! This allows us to stop and take advantage of picture stops you just don't get in larger buses. We;re glad you enjoued your tour with us and made the most of your day exploring Dunedin in the afternoon - good option, about 40% of our clients do this:) Your a Back to Nature Tours legend! Haste Ye Back!
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Shirley G
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The train was great but peninsula excellent
Great to be picked up and expected the Taieri Gorge Railway trip would be the highlight but no. The shuttle trip ar
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Cy1175
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Soaring South Island Scenery
Architectural highlights of Dunedin included Otago University, Railroad station and steepest street in the world. L
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E2493VXaliciar
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Fantastic
Our guide Mel was very knowledgeable and humourous. I loved watching the sea lions and penguins. Lanarch Castle the
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petaswan
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Yellow-Eyed Penguins
The tour is a good combination of civilisation - sightseeing in Dunedin and Larnarch Castle - and nature - sea lion
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JLS1125
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Dunedin and Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour with Optional Larnach Castle Visit
A near-perfect day in terms of the tour, guide and weather. The tour was well designed with adequate time at each
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JohnWTravel
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Outstanding, educational and scenic, tour
We did this tour during a cruise ship port stop. Our group of 12 was very comfortable in our tour vehicle, and our
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Dolly502014
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Half day
Chris picked us up from the ship in a minibus. As he’s lived in Dunedin for a number of years he was very knowledge
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Annie S
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Wonderful experience
The trip began with a very friendly guide meeting us at the port exit. The day got even better from then. The tra
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rma7477
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Nice trip and ride
I would recommend this day excursion as it gives a nice ride and taste of the country side through the area. The tr
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KScott55
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Great driver/guide (Scott). Comfortable van.
Tour was as described. Had some fog in the morning but cleared late morning. Driver Scott was very informative an
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928kevinl
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An outstanding tour with Oli!
We had a very delightful tour. Our guide/driver Oli is exceptional. He is very knowledgable, personable, interesti
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milezpluegs
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Great excursion for people getting off of a cruise ship
Maybe it was the beautiful scenery, maybe it was the very friendly tour guide, maybe it was both, regardless, this
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406przemys_awl
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Marvelous Otago
The excursion to Otago Peninsula was one of highlights of our stay in NZ. The guide-driver was the best of the kind
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mikegY5957DQ
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Great train ride, rushed tour
The train ride to Pukerangi was fantastic. Great scenery and the commentary was both informative and interesting.
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470tarjar
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Great tour and super informative guide
We chose the Royal Peninsula tour from back to nature as we had used these guys the last time we were in Dunedin do
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