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The Octagon Tours and Activities

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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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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.31
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$70.31
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A 2 hour Small Group Dunedin City Highlights Tour

A 2 hour Small Group Dunedin City Highlights Tour

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Join a small group tour to discover highlights of Dunedin - the oldest city in New Zealand .Our City Tour is a great choice for those who are short on time and want individual and personalised service. It is a short but sweet introduction to our wonderful city of Dunedin. Our two hour City Tour takes in the highlights of Dunedin and still allows plenty of time for you to partake in any other activities that you may have planned.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.90
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$46.90

Iconic Shore Excursion: Dunedin City Highlights Tour

Iconic Shore Excursion: Dunedin City Highlights Tour

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Explore the city of Dunedin with a knowledgeable local guide who takes you to points of interest where you can stop and have a look around. See the Olveston House, Cadbury World and the University of Otago. Enjoy views of Otago Harbour from the lookout point on Signal Hill, and drive down steep Baldwin Street. Pickup and drop-off is available from hotels, the cruise port or the Dunedin Railway Station. Numbers are limited to 15 people for a small-group experience, with personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.12
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$54.12

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$151.72
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$151.72
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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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$115.45
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$115.45
Price varies by group size

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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$133.22
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$133.22

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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$444.05
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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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$173.18
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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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$129.88
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Dunedin City Highlights, Otago Peninsula Scenery & Albatross Guided Tour

Dunedin City Highlights, Otago Peninsula Scenery & Albatross Guided Tour

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With this tour you will enjoy a small group experience with a personalised attention while discovering the beauty of Dunedin City and Otago peninsula. You will avoid wasting time waiting for a bog group to get on and off the bus. You will be introduced to the city in the best way, optimising time to see the highlights of the city, enjoying the most breathtaking scenery of Otago Peninsula via Highcliff road where the road for bigger buses is not suitable. You will have a 1 hour guided tour of Albatross Centre and discover all about these huge seabirds.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$173.18
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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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You will be joining a small group tour and go to places that bigger buses cannot go. You will have personalised attention and will see the most special parts of Dunedin and Otago peninsula.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$176.78
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Heritage Highlights Walk

Heritage Highlights Walk

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Dunedin is a great wee city and is best explored on foot. New Zealand's largest city 1865-1889, and a university town, Dunedin boasts some picturesque streetscapes and standout Victorian buildings. This small-group tour is fun and interesting - and a great introduction to Dunedin. See the reviews of our walks!
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$22.20
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$14.43
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Iconic Dunedin City Highlights Tour

Iconic Dunedin City Highlights Tour

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Discover top attractions and iconic sites around the city of Dunedin on this half-day city tour. Explore Dunedin with a guide and take in key sites of interest such as the World famous Baldwin Street, University of Otago, Olveston Homestead gardens and Dunedin's Grand Railway Station. Awesome lookouts over Otago Harbour and from Signal Hill. Visit the Octagon (city centre) for some shopping and a bite to eat. All transport to and from the cruise ship wharf is included. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 20 people. Daily departures are available for cruise passengers and city-based passengers.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.12
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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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$177.62
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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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$166.52
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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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$99.92
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Should I book The Octagon tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since The Octagon can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 17 The Octagon tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit The Octagon 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to The Octagon costs USD 14.43. Guided The Octagon tours start around USD 14.43 per person. See all 17 The Octagon tickets and tours on Viator.
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