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City Walks

#11 of 48 Tours in Dunedin
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Address: Dunedin i-SITE Visitor Centre | 50 The Octagon, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
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+64 27 356 9132
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City Walks is a guided heritage walk operation in Dunedin, New Zealand.

City Walks is a guided heritage walk operation in Dunedin, New Zealand.

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I took the City Walk with Athol today and was impressed by his knowledge of the city, and the pleasant manner in which he tells us about its beginnings and early history, right up... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Robert H
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Jaisalmer
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took the City Walk with Athol today and was impressed by his knowledge of the city, and the pleasant manner in which he tells us about its beginnings and early history, right up until the present day. Dunedin's most important buildings are pointed out, and in many cases visited. He is enthusiastic and justly proud of how this university... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Athol did a terrific job! He is extremely knowledgable, and catered his comments to my particular interests and questions. I thoroughly enjoyed my 2 hours touring beautiful Dunedin with him and would highly recommend it to anyone with a curiosity about the history of this place. Thank you, Athol, for your fantastic guidance!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Athol was a fantastic guide who gave us a superb history of the development and rebirth of the city of Dunedin. The tour is well structured with visits to churches, local buildings of interest with a hot drink from one of the local cafes included in the price. Athol's' passion for his city comes out throughout the talk and his... More 

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1 Thank Kate R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to catch the tour just after it had started. It was a fantastic introduction tot the city. It is not to be missed as the guide Athol was clear and entertaining. A coffee break was included which was great as we all chatted about what we had seen and were going to do. The pace was... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Athol was a great guide for our walk around Dunedin for my group of 7 Brits. He showed us the major sites and was great at giving the background story to them. He also gave considered responses to the questions we posed, and not just 'stock answers'. Well worth contacting Athol if you are going to be in Dunedin.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Brilliant guided walking tour. Walking tours are my 'go to thing' when I arrive in a new city - think they are wonderful for orientation. This is simply the best walking tour I've done in New Zealand and I've been travelling here for nearly three months. The guide, Athol, was knowledgeable & passionate about the city. I could have spent... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

We were fortunate to be part of a small group and were able to ask lots of questions. Athol provided us with a good understanding of the history of Dunedin and its development as a city, as well as visiting some very interesting historical buildings. Morning coffee/tea is included with the tour at a coffee shop in a wonderfully restored/renovated... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Despite the inclement weather our walk continued. Athol was a terrific tour guide, most informative & cognizant to the fact that we were interested in information pertaining to my heritage. He gave us great knowledge on Dunedin's history & architecture. Recommended places to visit & able to organize prior to our visit. Highly recommend Athol.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

In our 3 months of travel so far we have done a number of guided tours, but this has to be one of the best. Athol (sorry Athol for the Ethel misunderstanding 😀) was very engaging, and communicated very well with the, admittedly very small 4 of us, group. A great tour

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

A pleasantly laid back,though very professional,informative walking tour of Dunedins history and architecture. Great value too.

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