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Shore Excursion: Full-Day Ships Shore Excursions from Dunedin

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  • 1
    Larnach Castle & Gardens
    Stop: 2 hours -
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  • 2
    Taieri Gorge Railway
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Speight’s Brewery
    Stop: 90 minutes -
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  • 4
    Dunedin Botanic Garden
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 5
    Baldwin Street: The Steepest Street in the World
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 6
    Headfirst Travel
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 7
    University of Otago
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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    Important Information
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    Traveler pickup is offered
    Dunedin offers some fantastic tours to explore and experience while you visit on your Cruise Ship. Headfirst Travel will be there for them all with a variety of options to suit nearly everyone. Choose Headfirst Travel for your Dunedin Cruise Tour.
    Whether it be a City Hop On Hop Off tour, Larnach Castle, the Taieri Gorge Railway, Speights Brewery or just a meander around town we have the tour for you.
    Most options start and finish at Port Chalmers (return transfers from Port to Dunedin centre included)
    Make the most of your time at Dunedin with one of these customizable Dunedin shore excursions. Get your bearings at your own pace with a Hop-on, Hop-off bus tour, or choose between outings to Larnach Castle and Gardens and the magnificent Taieri Gorge Railway. If desired, the shore excursions can be combined with some of Dunedin’s top sites, including Speight’s Brewery, City Walk or the Olveston Historic Home. All shore excursions include pickup and drop-off at Port Chalmers.
    Our times work in with all arrivals to Port Chalmers and we ask passengers to meet at the Private Tours Sign on the Port Chalmers wharf no less than 15 minutes prior to your departure time. Departure times may also vary for each Ship but we are fully conversant of these restraints and will always have you back in plenty of time. We haven't lost anyone yet! Your driver-guide will give you directions and confirm pickup times.
    General departure from Port Chalmers is 8.45am, returning by 3.45pm. However, we may often have later departures from Port Chalmers subject to each ship's arrival time and activity for the day.

    Ports
    Port Chalmers
    Departure Time
    8:45 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Pickup and drop off at Port Chalmers
    • Full commentary
    • Activity of choice chosen at check-out
    Exclusions
    • Lunch
    • Personal expenses
    • Entry/Admission - Taieri Gorge Railway
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Headfirst Travel has a dedicated cruise coordinator at your disposal to help your day and assist with any queries you might have
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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 22 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This is an OK trip and the commentary is excellent but the destination hotel isn't very special. However on the plus side you can choose to be dropped off at the end of town and take a leisurely walk back to the boat.
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    A good overview of the town. Not the best option in “value for money”. A town walk to the Train Station and/or a taxi to the Castle or Gondola may be a better option.
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    The online booking process with Headfirst was fast and seamless. They were easy to find at the cruise terminal, and well organised. Staff were very knowledgable on the locations we toured and there was not a doubt we would be well taken care of! We toured Larnach Castle which
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    The best way to see a city when time is limited. This tour is the way to go, giving a good commentary on the city. Recommended.
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    I organised this trip for my family whilst they were on a cruise (leaving me behind), Ralph and the team couldn't have been better to work with. Prompt, easy to get through to, and most importantly my family loved the day trip. They reported the guide was incredibly helpful and
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    By: Headfirst Travel
    112 reviews
    Debbie C
    Perth, Australia
    52
    Hop on hop off
    Shocking service. Bus 25 min late and slammed doors on us when seats were free. 2nd bus also 20 min late and
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    Fcpp229
    34
    The bus is a wonderful piece of classic british history but the drive up the hill isnt very special.
    This is an OK trip and the commentary is excellent but the destination hotel isn't very special. However on the
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    505Detts
    Brisbane, Australia
    3512
    Dunedin Hop-on Hop-off Bus
    A good overview of the town. Not the best option in “value for money”. A town walk to the Train Station and/or a
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    qinmeizh
    Shanghai, China
    10
    Very impressive Castle with interesting story behind
    We were very lucky to visit Dunedin on the rainy morning but with beautiful sunshine in the afternoon. When we
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    Susan R
    Melbourne, Australia
    3011
    Larnach Castle & Dunedin highlights - Excellent!
    The online booking process with Headfirst was fast and seamless. They were easy to find at the cruise terminal,
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    dabblers2
    Canberra, Australia
    70
    Dunedin Highlights
    The best way to see a city when time is limited. This tour is the way to go, giving a good commentary on the city.
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    David G
    Blenheim, New Zealand
    162
    A beautifully restored building set in wonderful gardens
    We finally got the Larnach Castle after several years of trying and we were not disappointed. The guide made the
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    anthonyjk1
    20
    A perfect day
    I organised this trip for my family whilst they were on a cruise (leaving me behind), Ralph and the team couldn't
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    iluvWgtnNZ
    Wellington, New Zealand
    30
    Headfirst Travel was good to Tour with
    We went on a castle and city tour with this company and found it to be a very interesting and informative tour.
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    TH212013
    Redland City, Australia
    40
    Castle tour
    Unfortunately there was some renovation going on in the lower sections of the castle. We understand that the
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    Departure15324854984
    Rotorua, New Zealand
    10
    Headfirst SO EASY
    Great easy people to deal with drivers was the best and fun also very helpful got lots of advice for other things
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    Sharyn C
    176
    Amazing Organisation!!
    My mother and I did the full day hop on hop off Larnach Castle, Olveston House and city tour. The sights were
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    dutchjohn2018
    Paris, Canada
    9226
    Hop-On Hop-Off double-decker bus (the “Hopper”).
    We took the Hop-On Hop-Off double-decker bus (the “Hopper”). It is a great and economical way to discover the City
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    krispydonut
    372
    High Tea too
    The adverts make the castle seem majestic, but was a lot smaller than expected. Felt it was overpriced to see
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    pdanaher
    Melbourne, Australia
    97
    A busy day / disappointed
    Our bus collected from the wharf as scheduled, delivered to the centre of town. We then went to Larnach Castle.
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