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Dunedin and Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour with Optional Larnach Castle Visit

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While you’re in port in Dunedin, explore the history and landscapes of the Otago Peninsula on this 7.5-hour tour. Travel through Dunedin as a guide points out local landmarks including Baldwin Street and the historic railway station. Stroll among the flowerbeds of the pretty Larnach Castle gardens, and upgrade to include entry to Larnach Castle — where New Zealand’s Victorian history comes to life. Then, head along the Otago Peninsula — home to native albatross, fur seals, penguins, and sea lions. This tour includes pickup and drop-off at Port Chalmers in Dunedin.

What You'll Get

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Stop At: Signal Hill Road, Dunedin New Zealand

Best Lookout in Dunedin - 400 meters above sea-level

Duration: 7 minutes

Stop At: Baldwin Street: The Steepest Street in the World, Baldwin Street, Dunedin 9010 New Zealand

Take a picture of the Steepest Residential Street in the world according to the Guinness book of records

Duration: 7 minutes

Stop At: University of Otago, 362 Leith Street, Dunedin 9016 New Zealand

Join your guide for a short 1 minute walk to see the oldest university in New Zealand - an architectural masterpiece.

Duration: 7 minutes

Stop At: Dunedin Railway Station, Dunedin New Zealand

Enjoy New Zealand'd finest building - the historic Dunedin Railway Station is the most photographed building in New Zealand for good reason. There are several other historic buildings in this area

Duration: 9 minutes

Stop At: Otago Peninsula, Dunedin New Zealand

Enjoy the jewel in the crown of our local coastal scenery where we'll make a few stops for you to take everything in.

Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Larnach Castle & Gardens, 145 Camp Rd Otago Peninsula, Dunedin New Zealand

Enjoy the grounds of Larnach Castle - the gardens are of international signifigance and the views of the Otago Harbour are special. Here, you will also get a chance to get something to eat from the Ballroom Cafe. All tour members can choose to go inside the castle at additional cost

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Penguin Place, 45 Pakihau Road Otago Peninsula, Dunedin 9077 New Zealand

Enjoy a tour of this unique Yellow-Eyed Penguin Reserve where we aim to find the rarest penguin in the world during the breeding season. The elusive Yellow Eyed Penguin is the third largest penguin in the world and listed as 'critically endangered' - learn about this flagship species from our professional nature guides. You are likely to encounter NZ fur seals and Little Blue penguins here.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Taiaroa Head, Harington Point 9077, New Zealand

Your at the furthest point of your tour now where we'll look for one of the largest sea-birds in the world - the Northern Royal Albatross. These amazing birds have a wing span of 3 metres.

Duration: 30 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The CRUISE SHIP SCHEDULE in Dunedin can often change, if this happens please make your way to the meeting point as soon as the ship berths to receive instruction - the tour will still go ahead no matter what time the ship arrives.
  • If your ship changes the CRUISE SHIP SCHEDULE we will change the itinerary to suit - the tour will still go ahead no matter what happens
  • A small amount of walking is involved (expect to walk 500 meters at Penguin reserve)
  • Two forms of ID is required to get back inside the port: your cruise ship card and driver’s license or passport would be sufficient.
  • If your ship is unable to make it into port due to weather or mechanical difficulties, you will be given a full refund
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Transport
  • Entry/Admission - Larnach Castle & Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Penguin Place

  • Lunch

7 hours 30 minutes

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.