Cruise Ship Tours
Dunedin City Sites Tour: tour number (CS1)
A full commentary and local knowledge provided.
The tour leaves Port Chalmers at 9.30 am and travels via Sawyers Bay up the hill for views and photos, then to Baldwin Street (the steepest residential street in the world) (15 mins), we then travel to the Botanical Gardens where we stop for 1 hour ,then via the University and the new Multi Purpose Stadium, we stop for photos , (15 mins ) we then travel to the Railway Station comfort and photo stop ) 15 mins up Stuart St to the Otago boys high school , the Catholic church and priory , on to the Otago girls high school. down the hill past the brewery to old Edwardian Commercial buildings to Highcliff Road Rotary Park, through farm land and views of 2 of our popular beaches and on to our main surfing beach (St Clair ) past some of the nicest old houses in our beautiful city then back to the Octagon for 1 hours shopping or a coffee, If you want to spend more time in the city after the tour you can take a railcar trip x railway station with a drop off a port, or the driver will take you back to your ship.
The tour is approx 4 hours
The tour leaves Port Chalmers at 9.30 am.
$65.00 pp Octagon Dunedin 8 seats available. 10 seats available by pre-booking.
Fill in the Booking Enquiry form before paying as this is the best way to make sure the tour you want is available
Larnach Castle Tour: ( available on cruise ship days) up to 8 people must be pre booked: tour number (CS2).
You will visit the castle and see the wonderful gardens of this lovely old castle, meals available at your cost, tour time is 4 to 5 hours
with 2 hours at the castle.
You will see city sights on the way, and back. 8 seats available, 11 seats available by pre-booking.
This will leave port at 9.30 am and return to the city when tour finished
$75.00 per person, not including entry fees to the grounds and the castle. castle entry $31 PP ( 5 hours includes a city tour)
Port Chalmers, Iona Church, Carey`s Bay Hotel and Fishing Wharf and Boat Builders shed.
Round the back beach with views of Quarantine island, Portobello aquarium, round to Sawyers Bay and up the old road for photos of the Macandrew Bay and Portobello side.
Over the hill to Baldwin St and then Up Signal hill road to the Centennial Monument and area.
Through Loveloch Ave to the top of The Gardens ( 1/2 hr) then a run round the University area and stop and look at the New Stadium.
Then on to the Railway station, stop and look at the inside and photos of the gardens.(15 mins)
Then a loop past the Early settlers museum and the Chinese gardens and past the Speights Brewery, and the main old churches, Otago Boys High School.
Down to the Octagon for photos1 hour, then you can be taken back to the ship or stay in the city , and go back to the ship by shuttle.
Total Tour Time = 5 hours , this is tour 1, and is only available pre booked, on cruise ship days.
Min 6 people.
Max 8 people total
$75 per person.
Plus entry costs
(Tour 2) Through Port Chalmers,, Iona Church photos, and on to SH1, through Sawyers Bay and over the old road (photo stops) to North East Valley, Baldwin Street .
Then we go past the Gardens, (can stop for 15 mins)then down Cumberland St to the University and student areas , then past the Polytech buildings.
past hockey and cricket facilities to Stadium. From there we go to the railway station and a short trip round town and then onto Larnach Castle (there is a charge to enter) for Aprox 1 Hr, then to Portobello, can stop for toilet or a snack ,from there we go to the otakau marae (photos) then to Royal Albatross Centre for photos or a snack.( on this tour there is no time to view the Albatross ) but you may see them flying and landing.
Back to Dunedin (can be for shopping or whatever ) .
If you want to see more or anything special just ask. ( for cruise ship days must be pre booked)
Total Tour Time = 5 hours
Min 6 people Max 8 people total - plus entry costs, on charter at a set price per vehicle,6 seats $520.00 8 seats $650.00 plus entry fees.
Moeraki option up to 5 hours
Departs from Port Chalmers or Dunedin Visitor Centre in the Octagon, heads north on SH1 to Karitane's old fishing port and views.
Then to Waikouaiti with views of the safest beach in the Otago area also was the 1st whale station set up by Johnny Jones in the early 1800s from there to Palmerston and a comfort stop and a look about.
Then on to Shag Point where there is some seal activity (Most days) this area had a coal mine which was under the sea and supplied manufacturers in the Oamaru area, good sea views.
Then on to Moeraki to see the Boulders, 1 hour, Lunch can be at Moeraki Boulders, (not included in the tour cost), then back to the starting point,via Blueskin road and the monument and photo opportunities
Tour cost including Donations at Moeraki
Minimum 4 people for this tour
Maximum 11 people
Must be pre-booked
CUSTOM TOUR - Please Enquire
Also make your own tour (up to 6 persons) .
$80.00 per hour for 6 seater hire. $90.00 per hour 8 seater hire .11 seater hire $110.00 per hour must be pre booked.