Cruise Ship Budget 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 Sayers 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 comercial buildings to highcliff road rotary park ,through farm land and views and 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 Octogan 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 the Ship

The tour is approx. 4 hours, this is tour number (CS1)

The tour leaves Port Chalmers at 9.30 am.

$65.00 per person x ship and Octagon Dunedin 8 seats available

( can be booked via the web site )


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

you will see city sights on the way, and back.

This will leave port at 9.30 am and return to the city when tour finished

$75.00 Cost is per person, not including entry fees to the grounds and the castle. castle entry $31 PP ( 4 hours includes a city tour)

Tour One

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 Centenial Monument and area.

Through Loveloch Ave to 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.

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.

Down to the Octagon for photos, then Cadburys to purchase chocolate. Then you can be dropped off in the city , and go back to the ship by shuttle.

Total Tour Time = 3 hours , this is tour number (1) and is only available pre booked, on cruise ship days ( must have 6 people minimum)

as only an 8 seater or a 6 seater vehicle is available.

$75 per person.or $420.00 on charter 6 seater $480 8 seater.
Max 8 people total - plus entry costs

Tour Two

(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

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

$95.00 Per person
Min 6 people Max 8 people total - plus entry costs or on charter at a set price per vehicle,6 seats $520.00 8 seats $650.00 plus entry fees.

Moeraki Tours

Moeraki option up to 5 hours

Departs from Port chalmers or Dunedin Visitor Centre in the Octagon, heads north on sh1 to Karitanes 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

$120.00 ( per person)
Tour cost including Donations at Moeraki , (must have 4 people minimum for this tour.) 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 . must be pre booked.