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Dunedin City, Otago Peninsula & Albatross Guided Tour

By Fantail Tours Dunedin
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  • Enjoy the most spectacular scenery of the Otago Peninsula

  • Experience Dunedin's historic city highlights

  • Explore the oldest botanic garden of New Zealand

  • Learn about The Royal Albatross on a 1hour guided tour

  • Personalised attention on a small group tour

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    1 hour guided tour at Albatross Centre

  • What's included

    Bottled water

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transport from and to Port Chalmers

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

  • What's excluded


Know Before You Book

  • Children 8 years old and younger need a car seat. Please notify us prior your arrival so we have car seats ready. There is an extra fee of NZD35 per car seat which you can pay upon arrival.

  • Includes a slight slope up to walk to albatross viewing platform

  • Pick-up time is 15 minutes prior to tour departure time

What you can expect

Your tour will begin as you meet Fantail Tours tour guide at 9:00AM at Port Chalmers, from where you will enjoy a 20-minute scenic drive with photo stops to Dunedin City. The first stop will be at the world’s steepest street, where you will spend about 10 minutes to grasp this extreme location. From here you will head to Signal Hill's lookout point, which offers a gorgeous panorama of Dunedin and the surrounding area.

You can then take a short guided stroll at the upper botanic garden to view a variety of plants, as well as native New Zealand birds. You will drive through one of the oldest cemeteries of Dunedin where the William Larnach family and Thomas Bracken are buried, as you hear all about their fame. Later on, you will stop at the oldest New Zealand’s University, Otago University. You will then drive although the main shopping street, George Street and Octagon, which comprises the heart of the city.

Next up you will stop to view one of the finest churches, the First Church of Otago, before you visit the stunning Dunedin Railway Station and hear all about how busy it used to be. Following the city sightseeing, you can sit back to enjoy the most breath-taking scenery of the Otago Peninsula via Highcliff Road with some great photo stops. After an approximately 1-hour scenic drive, you will stop at the end of the Peninsula, the Royal Albatross Centre, where you will have some free time to grab some snacks and drinks at the lovely cafe. You can also explore outdoors, walk down to the beach to spot seals on rocks or in water, view royal albatross gliding if it is windy enough, and enjoy the ocean and lighthouse views. Following a break on the Otago Peninsula you will drive via a low road to enjoy some different scenery, this time along the harbour. Later on you will return back to Port Chalmers or can even choose to stay in the city for some shopping before making your own way back to the port.


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Activity Location

  • Port Chalmers
  • 15 Beach Street
  • Port Chalmers Otago 9023

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Port Chalmers cruise terminal private tour waiting area, close to door 2
    • 15 Beach Street
    • Port Chalmers Otago 9023
    • Outsite Dunedin I-site Visitor Centre
    • 50 The Octagon
    • Dunedin Otago 9016

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