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The Octagon Tours and Tickets

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Right in the center of Dunedin city is the Octagon, an 8-sided plaza lined with cafés, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs—and bustling with locals and visitors alike at all times of day. Enjoy a meal or a beer in the sunshine before taking in an exhibition at the Dunedin Art Gallery or heading to the Regent Theatre for a show.

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George & Princes Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Dunedin City and Coastal Views 3-Hour Small-Group Guided Tour

Dunedin City and Coastal Views 3-Hour Small-Group Guided Tour

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Explore Dunedin highlights on a 3-hour, small-group tour that goes from the city's historic landmarks to the beaches of the Otago Peninsula. You'll see the University of Otago, the Dunedin Railway Station, and more, then continue to the beautiful Otago Peninsula, pausing for a walk on St. Clair beach and esplanade. Group size is limited to 13 people to ensure personalized service, and this tour includes pickup and drop-off at Port Chalmers, with departure times that are tailored to cruise ship arrivals.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.57
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$70.57

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

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

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Combine top Dunedin experiences into a single day of sightseeing on a Port Chalmers shore excursion that includes a city tour, Larnach Castle Garden, and a 90-minute ride on a coastal train through the scenic Otago Peninsula. A flexible mix of guided and independent activities gives you the best of both worlds: you’ll get a fascinating, guided introduction to Dunedin highlights, but enjoy the freedom to explore on your own.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$118.44
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$118.44

Dunedin City, Wildlife and Scenery Tour

Dunedin City, Wildlife and Scenery Tour

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Join a small group for a full-day tour of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula. During the city tour, see landmarks such as the University of Otago, Baldwin Street, and Scottish heritage sites. Next explore the Otago Peninsula, including Otago Harbour, Sandfly Bay, Tunnel Beach, and historic Larnach Castle. Your tour includes pickup and drop-off in central Dunedin or the port.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.25
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$121.25
Price varies by group size

Dunedin City and Otago Peninsula Small-Group Tour

Dunedin City and Otago Peninsula Small-Group Tour

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Travel with a small group to explore the city of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula. Get personalized attention from your guide and enjoy an intimate atmosphere with your fellow travelers as you hit all the highlights, such as Larnach Castle, Penguin Place, the Octagon, the Dunedin Rail Station, the University of Otago, and more. Along the way, listen to engaging commentary from your guide and enjoy the opportunity to ask questions.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$134.89
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$134.89

Heritage Highlights Walk

Heritage Highlights Walk

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Enjoy an easy introduction to Dunedin, whose compact city center is best toured on foot. Even visitors short on time can fit in this one-hour private tour. Admire the Victorian architecture and urban planning of the Octagon, learn more about Dunedin history at the impressive St. Paul’s Cathedral, and take plenty of photos of the beautiful Dunedin Railway Station.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$19.74
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Shore Excursion: Otago Peninsula Scenery and City Highlights Tour

Shore Excursion: Otago Peninsula Scenery and City Highlights Tour

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When your cruise ship docks in Dunedin, take a full-day shore excursion to see the highlights of the city center and the natural beauty of the Otago Peninsula. View the stunning Dunedin Railway Station and other landmarks, drive along scenic Highcliff Road, visit the Royal Albatross Centre, and have the option to take a guided 1-hour historical walk or explore the downtown on your own.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.47
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$115.47

Self-Guided City Adventure Game in Dunedin | The Tailor's Secrets

Self-Guided City Adventure Game in Dunedin | The Tailor's Secrets

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- Experience the beautiful city of Dunedin in an exciting new way. - Navigate through the city by deciphering a trail of cryptic clues sent to your phone. - See the sites and visit local establishments as you take part in an immersive narrative. - Work together with your group of two to five people, and uncover the mystery of each story. - Discover the city from a unique perspective you won't find anywhere else.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.83
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$12.83

Otago Peninsula Scenic, City Highlights and Wildlife Tour

Otago Peninsula Scenic, City Highlights and Wildlife Tour

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Combine a city highlights tour of Dunedin with a wildlife-focused tour of the Otago Peninsula in a single day. Perfect for first-time visitors or those short on time, this tour covers both urban and natural highlights of the area. Landmarks in Dunedin include the Botanic Garden, Baldwin Street, the Dunedin Railway Station, and others. Get to know the Otago Peninsula's beaches and bays with scenic drives and a wildlife boat cruise from Taiaroa Head.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$153.96
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$153.96

Half day Private Tour of Dunedin City Highlights and Peninsula Scenery

Half day Private Tour of Dunedin City Highlights and Peninsula Scenery

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Sightsee around Dunedin on a privately tailored tour that gives you the flexibility to choose your stops and duration. You’ll travel with ease aboard a Mercedes minivan during a scenic drive through the countryside. Check out the sights of Dunedin with specialized commentary and don’t miss a trip to the Otago Peninsula.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$394.78
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$394.78
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Dunedin City Highlights, Otago Peninsula Scenery & a Guided Penguin Reserve Tour

Dunedin City Highlights, Otago Peninsula Scenery & a Guided Penguin Reserve Tour

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Travelers short on time in Dunedin who want a comprehensive overview of the city and the Otago Peninsula will love this five-hour small-group tour. After stopping at Dunedin city highlights like Baldwin Street, the University of Otago, and the Octagon, you’ll head out to the Otago Peninsula to enjoy nature. Learn more about penguins on a guided tour of the reserve.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$157.17
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Dunedin City Highlights, Otago Peninsula & Wildlife Cruise Tour

Dunedin City Highlights, Otago Peninsula & Wildlife Cruise Tour

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With this tour you will be introduced to main highlights of this gorgeous city and will be able to enjoy the most breathtaking scenery of Otago Peninsula, including a 1 hour wildlife cruise. You will have advantage of travelling in a small group with personalised attention and avoiding big crowds and big buses
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$157.17
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$157.17

Cruise Ship Dunedin City Tour

Cruise Ship Dunedin City Tour

A delightful and fun tour of Dunedin city and it starts when we collect you from Port Chalmers, the main port where Cruise ships berth. We start with a scenic drive that takes a look at some of Dunedin's beautiful and iconic buildings including the majestic Dunedin Railway Station and the many historic buildings in the Octagon (the town square). No visit to Dunedin would be complete without a visit to the world's steepest street, Baldwin Street. You'll also learn about Dunedin's early settler history and what makes Dunedin a cool place to live today. There could be an opportunity depending on your departure time to explore Dunedin further on your own. Conditions apply.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.32
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Dunedin Shore Excursion: Sights, Glenfalloch Gardens, Chinese Gardens & Museum

Dunedin Shore Excursion: Sights, Glenfalloch Gardens, Chinese Gardens & Museum

A must-do for garden enthusiasts! This Dunedin shore excursion includes a guided tour of the stunning Glenfalloch Gardens, with a delicious morning tea included, and a sightseeing tour of Dunedin City with entertaining commentary and time to explore on your own. Also there will be visits to both the beautiful Chinese Gardens and historic Otago Early Settlers Museum before returning you to your cruise ship in Port Chalmers.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.83
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Cruise Ship Dunedin City and Castle Tour

Cruise Ship Dunedin City and Castle Tour

A tour that "cruise" the city of Dunedin and Larnach Castle. Sit back and relax as we introduce you to Dunedin and its iconic buildings and landmarks. ​ Pick up is from Port Chalmers which is about 16kms (10miles) from the centre of Dunedin City. Enroute to the city we'll see New Zealand's steepest street, Baldwin Street and Dunedin's covered Sports Stadium and the University campus all residing in the city's northern area, ​ After stretching our legs at Baldwin Street we make our way towards the city centre (approximately 6kms or 3miles) to learn more about the city's history and view some of Dunedin's iconic landmarks including the Railway Station, Law Court House, First Church and other historic buildings near the Octagon. ​ ​ We next drive along the picturesque Otago Peninsula enroute to Larnach Castle where guests will have up to 90 mins exploring the castle at their leisure.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.47
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Dunedin Shore Excursion: Wildlife Cruise & Royal Albatross Centre

Dunedin Shore Excursion: Wildlife Cruise & Royal Albatross Centre

A must-do for nature lovers! While your cruise ship is berthed in Port Chalmers, join us for a tour of Dunedin City and the Otago Peninsula followed by a wildlife cruise of the Otago Harbour which showcases a host of marine animals along with a fully guided tour of the Royal Albatross Centre with viewings of the rare Royal Albatross.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$148.04
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Taste of Dunedin Tour

Taste of Dunedin Tour

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A delightful and fun tour of Dunedin city and the stunning Otago Peninsula. We start with a look at some of Dunedin's beautiful and iconic buildings including the majestic Dunedin Railway Station and the many historic buildings in the Octagon (the town square). You'll learn about early settler history and how current Dunedin residence live. We'll extend our journey to the outer suburbs of North where no visit to Dunedin would be complete without a visit to the world's steepest street, Baldwin Street and St Clair. We'll also journey out to the Otago Peninsula for a sense of beauty and serenity. This tour can include add-on tour options with our partner operators such as Larnach Castle and the Albatross Centre. You may see reviews mention these add-on options.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$83.40
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