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Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Dunedin and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Dunedin activities? We have 31 tour ideas.


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Attraction Tickets

Cadbury World Dunedin Tour

Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 16.30


Enjoy a special 1-hour guided tour of the famous Cadbury World Dunedin! Discover Learn about the history and the chocolate making process, learn how all your Favourites are made! Try creating your own treat. Choc a Block with fun, a trip to Cadbury World Dunedin is a must do while in Dunedin.<br />Please Note: this tour does not enter the manufacturing areas of the factory.

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Admission Ticket to New Zealand’s only Castle: Larnach Castle

Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 22.97


Visit New Zealand's only Castle, situated on the dramatic Otago Peninsula and only a 20 minute drive from Dunedin. Learn about the colonial history and stories of William Larnach - entrepreneur and politician, plus ongoing restoration by the Barker family. Experience the finest Victorian... Read More

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Olveston Historic Home Guided Tour

Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 14.82


Admire the fine architecture, gardens and decor of the elegant Olveston Historic Home during a 1-hour guided tour of this must-see attraction in Dunedin. You can also stroll through the beautiful gardens and take in views of the city and Otago Harbour. During the house tour, your knowledgeable guide shares informative commentary about the design, art and furnishings, as well as the family that built the home. This tour gives... Read More

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Audio Guided Tours

Dunedin Self Guided Audio Tour

Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 19.99


This historic audio tour of the intriguing city of Dunedin will take you on a culturally significant journey where you will see sights such as the interesting Octagon and the iconic landmark of the Old Railway Station. You can combine your audio guide with a map detailing the area of your tour.

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Day Trips

Taieri Gorge Railway and the Otago Peninsula Day Trip from Dunedin

Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 140.05


Explore the South Island's gorgeous scenery on a full-day excursion from Dunedin. In the morning, travel aboard the Taieri Gorge Railway through stunning mountain landscapes en route to Pukerangi. Then return to Dunedin for an afternoon tour of the Otago Peninsula by minivan. Get personalized... Read More

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Half-day Tours

Personalized Tour of Dunedin

Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 222.30


Our 6-hour personalized tours of Dunedin for small groups of a maximum of 4 people give you the best way to see Dunedin. Tours can include wildlife, historic buildings, wonderful scenery or you can just let us know what you want to see and we will take you there, adding a bit of history on the way. As we are small groups it allows us to stop when and where you want and we will take you to all of those top stops for photos... Read More

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Half-day Tours

Half-Day Iconic Dunedin City Tour

Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 48.16


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 Cadbury World, the Jacobean-style Olveston House and the University of Otago. Gaze out over Otago Harbour from Signal Hill, and visit the remarkable Baldwin Street — the steepest residential street in the world! Enjoy personal attention from your guide on... Read More

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Half-day Tours

Small-Group Tour of Dunedin City

Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 46.68


Make the most of your visit to Dunedin, the oldest city in New Zealand, which boasts impressive architecture and many hidden secrets. Escape the crowds and venture out to explore parts of the town belt, coastline and central city on a small group tour packed with interest. Ancient trees, stunning lookouts, beautiful beaches, wonderful architecture and rolling hills await you.

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Hiking & Camping

Otago Peninsula Guided Coastal Walk Including the Chasm and Lover’s Leap

Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 70.39


Discover the scenic natural beauty of the Otago Peninsula on a half-day excursion from Dunedin. See the Chasm and Lovers Leap rock formations on a guided hike along the coast. Explore a nature reserve where you look for native wildlife like New Zealand fur seals and yellow-eyed penguins. The... Read More

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Historical & Heritage Tours

Full-Day Larnach Castle Tour

Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 107.44


Enjoy a personalized small-group tour of Larnach Castle and Dunedin City. This is a 7-hour fully guided tour that lets you explore Dunedin and Larnach Castle at a leisurely pace. At the end of the tour you will be driven right back to your cruise ship in plenty of time (at least 1 hour prior to ship's departure). The tour takes in many interesting buildings and landmarks in Dunedin city such as the Larnach family tomb in... Read More

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Literary, Art & Music Tours

Theomin Art Collection Guided Tour

Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 24.08


Discover the very best of New Zealand and international art in Dunedin in one of the finest private art collection in the country.  Acquired by the Theomin Family between the late 1800s and the early 1960s, the Art Collection contains over 240 artworks by local and international artists, and hangs today where it always has on the walls of Olveston Historic Home. This guided tour offers visitors the opportunity... Read More

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Museum Tickets & Passes

Treasures of the Otago Museum Guided Tour

Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 45 minutes
Priced From: USD 11.11


For 150 years the Otago Museum has been amassing its world-class collection of more than 1.5 million objects. The Treasures of the Museum tour showcases the fascinating and the unique, the biggest and the best. See the world's largest collection of articulated moa skeletons and New Zealand's biggest fossil, the plesiosaur. Explore the treasures of early M’ori and meet an Egyptian Mummy; walk alongside a fin whale... Read More

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Otago Museum Stories of the South Guided Tour

Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 45 minutes
Priced From: USD 11.11


Discover the secrets of the surprising south, from its unique wildlife and natural resources to the strong and enterprising people of the land. Hear of the journeys of early M’ori sourcing seasonal food supplies or precious pounamu (greenstone), and learn how whaling, gold, agriculture and industries built Otago's prosperity. See the largest collection of articulated moa skeletons in the world, plus New Zealand's... Read More

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Nature & Wildlife

Full-Day Wildlife Tour from Dunedin

Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 129.67


Visit one of the world's rarest penguins in their natural environment, explore the far reaches of the Otago Peninsula and a chance to see the Royal Albatross in flight. Also included in this full day tour is an in-depth look at Dunedin's main city sights. Lookouts, photo stops and full commentary provided along with complimentary light refreshments and chilled bottled water for everyone on board. Enjoy our personal attention... Read More

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Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour

Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 143.01


See the highlights of Dunedin's city center and Larnach Castle in the morning, then spend the afternoon immersed in the natural beauty of the Otago Peninsula. Visit the nesting grounds of the rare and endangered yellow-eyed penguin and northern royal albatross as you explore the scenic coast along Taiaroa Head. Small-group tour with a maximum of 19 people allows for personalized attention from your knowledgeable guide.

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Shore Excursion: Personalized Tour of Dunedin

Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 222.30


Enjoy a 6-hour personalized tour of Dunedin on this small group shore excursion. This tour has a maximum of 4 people allowing you to see the best of Dunedin on this personal experience. Your tour can include wildlife, historic buildings and wonderful scenery or if you have a preference on what you want to see, you can be taken there adding a little bit of history on the way. As this is a small group tour it... Read More

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Dunedin Cruise Ships Shore Excursions

Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 33.34


<strong>City Hopper<u><br /></u></strong>Hop On, Hop Off bus in Dunedin! The popular City Hopper tour allows you to see the sites of this wonderful city at your own pace. Conducted by a historic double-decker bus the tour has a great range of stops including Otago Museum, Baldwin Street, Dunedin Botanic Gardens and much more.<strong>Lanach Castle<u><br... Read More

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Dunedin Shore Excursion: Coastal Train and Olveston House

Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 111.15


Looking for a relaxing shore excursion in Dunedin’ Look no more!<br />On this full-day shore excursion you will Experience the magnificent scenery of the Otago Peninsula by Railway, enjoy a city sightseeing tour of Dunedin. This tour also includes admission and a tour of the amazing... Read More

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Dunedin Shore Excursion: Dunedin Sightseeing, Larnach Castle and Cadburys Chocolate Factory

Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 107.44


An unique opportunity to experience the very best Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula has to offer with a shore excursion combining a visit to the famous Cadbury's Chocolate factory and their new Cadbury world experience with tastings of course. A guided tour of Larnach Castle and its grounds out on... Read More

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Full-Day Dunedin Tour with Larnach Castle and Speights Brewery

Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 114.85


Enjoy a unique opportunity to experience the very best Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula has to offer. This small group shore excursion offers sightseeing for both Dunedin City and the Otago Peninsula, Larnach Castle and a visit to the famous Speights Brewery. On leaving port you will travel through... Read More

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Dunedin Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing with Olveston House Tour

Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 51.87


Discover Dunedin's roots when your ship is in port on a shore excursion that takes in the city's central sights and historic Olveston House. You'll see Dunedin's highlights -- including Otago University on a two-hour sightseeing tour which includes guided tour of the stately Olveston mansion and... Read More

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Dunedin Shore Excursion: Taieri Gorge Railway Tour and City Sightseeing

Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 122.26


When your cruise ship docks in Dunedin, take a trip through the spectacular scenery surrounding the Taieri River on board the Taieri Gorge Railway. Travel through tunnels and over viaducts on this train-lover's shore excursion, and then see Dunedin's top sights before returning to the Dunedin... Read More

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Dunedin Shore Excursion: Small-Group Tour of Dunedin

Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 46.68


Make the most of your shore excursion in Dunedin, the oldest city in New Zealand, which boasts impressive architecture and many hidden secrets. Escape the crowds and venture out to explore parts of the town belt, coastline and central city on a small group tour packed with interest.... Read More

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Dunedin Shore Excursion: Taieri Gorge Railway and the Otago Peninsula Day Trip from Dunedin

Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 143.01


This tour combines an unforgettable way to explore inland Dunedin by railway and also visit the stunning Otago Peninsula. The Taieri Gorge Railway provides a look at the vast landscape of Dunedin with spectacular views as you travel through narrow tunnels, along sharp curves, over deep... Read More

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Dunedin Shore Excursion: Dunedin and Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour with Optional Larnach Castle Visit

Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 143.01


While you're in port in Dunedin, explore the history and landscapes of the Otago Peninsula on this 7.5-hour tour. Travel through Dunedin as a guide points out local landmarks including Baldwin Street and the historic railway station. Stroll among the flowerbeds of the pretty Larnach Castle gardens,... Read More

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Dunedin Shore Excursion: Small-Group Tour of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula

Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 60.02


See the beautiful countryside surrounding Dunedin when your cruise ship is in port, on a small-group tour of the Otago Peninsula. This scenic tour takes you to lookouts for panoramic views over the countryside and coast, and reveals the relaxed seaside villages surrounding Dunedin. See sea lions... Read More

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Shore Excursion: Dunedin Highlights Small-Group Tour

Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 81.51


Make the most of your time on this half-day 'Highlights' small group (up to 12 people), personal tour. You will see and learn about Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula with your guide being able to take you places the coach tours cannot reach. You will also have the option to take in some... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Dunedin to the Catlins

Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 569.09


Waterfalls, deserted beaches, coastal rainforest, and rare wildlife can all be found in the Catlins. Explore this remote part of the South Island on a private day trip from Dunedin. You'll learn about early Maori inhabitants and European settlers from your personal guide, who has a Department of Conservation (DOC) concession with access to unforgettable places.

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Rail Tours

Taieri Gorge Railway from Dunedin

Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 67.43


A highlight of your visit to Dunedin is a trip on the Taieri Gorge Railway – one of the world's great train trips and one of Dunedin's top attractions. Departing daily from downtown Dunedin into the Taieri Gorge, this trip travels through some of New Zealand's most beautiful and ever changing scenery which can not seen from the road!  With sightseeing stops, an on board café and outside... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Dunedin Airport Arrival Transfer - To Hotels

Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 32.60


Let the drivers collect you from the Dunedin Airport and drop you off at your accommodation doorstep. They'll even help you with your luggage.

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Dunedin Airport Departure Transfer - From Hotels

Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 32.60


You will be collected from your accommodation doorstep and transferred to Dunedin Airport. They'll even help you with your luggage.

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