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Shore Excursion: Dunedin City Highlights, Coastal Train and Castle Garden

Fantail Tours Limited

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Start at Port Chalmers to experience the pure beauty of Dunedin on a fantastic tour of rich heritage, spectacular scenery.
You will experience memorable landscape of Otago Peninsula with amazing string of rugged beaches, bays on a Peninsula Drive via Highcliff Road to Larnach Castle. Your tour will include an entry to the garden only of the only castle of New Zealand - Larnach castle. You will stop at the world's steepest street, local lookout point to enjoy the views of city, peninsula and harbor, University of Otago - the oldest New Zeland university, Octagon, Dunedin Railway Station and internationally significant and the oldest botanic garden in New Zealand.
In addition you will  join a coastal train trip to marvel coastal scenery, north of Dunedin.
The tour is designed only for small groups, so you will enjoy flexibility and comfort in a small bus.

Important: this tour includes entry to castle garden only, to enter the castle building there is an extra cost $NZD20.

What You'll Get

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

A short stop to have a look or take a photo of Baldwin Street that used to hold a title of the steepest street in the world for the last 30 years

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Signal Hill Road, Dunedin New Zealand

Marvel the panorama of Dunedin city and harbour and get a good idea of how city is laid out

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Dunedin Botanic Garden, Corner of Great King Street and Opoho Road, Dunedin New Zealand

A short stroll to view bird aviaries and unique plants that do well in Dunedin

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Enjoy a short stop to view and take a photo of the oldest university of New Zealand - University of Otago.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: The Octagon, Dunedin 9016 New Zealand

Pass by the heart of the city - the Octagon

Stop At: First Church of Otago, 415 Moray Place, Dunedin 9016 New Zealand

Stop to view from outside and inside of the finest churches of New Zealand - First Church of Otago

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Otago Peninsula, Dunedin New Zealand

Sit back and enjoy the drive to Larnach Castle Gardens with the most breathtaking views of Otago Peninsula and Otago Harbour

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Enjoy roughly 1-1.5 hour at the Castle gardens to explore the gardens, stop at the cafe to grab some snacks and a drink and take lots of photos with amazing views. Hear the dramatic story of William Larnach and his family. Please note this tour includes entry to gardens only, there is an extra fee to enter the castle building itself.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Dunedin Railway Station, Dunedin New Zealand

Short stop at Dunedin Railway Station to view of the most photographed buildings in New Zealand.
Board a coastal train at 1.35pm at the railway station to Waitati to enjoy coastal scenery.
A tour guide will be picking you up at Waitati by a van for you to enjoy different scenery back to Port Chalmers.

Duration: 2 hours

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Dunedin Botanic Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Larnach Castle & Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Dunedin Railway Station

  • Entrance fees to Castle building
  • Lunch
  • Food and drinks

6 hours 30 minutes

Voucher Info
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