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

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    Stop At: Baldwin Street: The Steepest Street in the World, Baldwin Street, Dunedin 9010 New Zealand

    A short stop to have a look or take a photo of Baldwin Street that used to hold a title of the steepest street in the world for the last 30 years

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Signal Hill Road, Dunedin New Zealand

    Marvel the panorama of Dunedin city and harbour and get a good idea of how city is laid out

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Dunedin Botanic Garden, Corner of Great King Street and Opoho Road, Dunedin New Zealand

    A short stroll to view bird aviaries and unique plants that do well in Dunedin

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: University of Otago, 362 Leith Street, Dunedin 9016 New Zealand

    Enjoy a short stop to view and take a photo of the oldest university of New Zealand - University of Otago.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: The Octagon, Dunedin 9016 New Zealand

    Pass by the heart of the city - the Octagon

    Stop At: First Church of Otago, 415 Moray Place, Dunedin 9016 New Zealand

    Stop to view from outside and inside of the finest churches of New Zealand - First Church of Otago

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Otago Peninsula, Dunedin New Zealand

    Sit back and enjoy the drive to Larnach Castle Gardens with the most breathtaking views of Otago Peninsula and Otago Harbour

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Larnach Castle & Gardens, 145 Camp Rd Otago Peninsula, Dunedin New Zealand

    Enjoy roughly 1-1.5 hour at the Castle gardens to explore the gardens, stop at the cafe to grab some snacks and a drink and take lots of photos with amazing views. Hear the dramatic story of William Larnach and his family. Please note this tour includes entry to gardens only, there is an extra fee to enter the castle building itself.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Dunedin Railway Station, Dunedin New Zealand

    Short stop at Dunedin Railway Station to view of the most photographed buildings in New Zealand.
    Board a coastal train at 1.35pm at the railway station to Waitati to enjoy coastal scenery.
    A tour guide will be picking you up at Waitati by a van for you to enjoy different scenery back to Port Chalmers.

    Duration: 2 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Port Chalmers cruise terminal, private tour waiting area, close to door 2

    Ports
    Port Chalmers
    Duration
    6h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Bottled water
    • Driver/guide
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Round-trip shared transfer
    • Entry/Admission - Dunedin Botanic Garden
    • Entry/Admission - Larnach Castle & Gardens
    • Entry/Admission - Dunedin Railway Station
    Exclusions
    • Entrance fees to Castle building
    • Lunch
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Stroller accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 11 July 2019

    Shore Excursion staff on the phones were very helpful and kept in touch via email or phone. We too were anxious if we could fit everything in as we had travelled via the cruise ship. We bartered for an extra trip to the brewery and...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Carolyn C
    Reviewed 10 April 2019

    We had such great day on our small tour with our local guide Sharon. She was obviously so proud of her city, and told us a lot of interesting facts about it. The tour was great and we loved seeing so much in such a...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    1  Thank Susan H
    AstaA83, Manager at Fantail Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2019

    Thank you, Susan for your lovely feedback. We are happy you enjoyed the tour!

    Reviewed 30 December 2018

    What a wonderful treat. Asta and Julia escorted us through the beautiful city of Dunedin, the botanical gardens, and the Larnach Castle with such expertise, informativeness and friendliness. It was like visiting family in a city where you had none. Can't recommend this tour and...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank Charles M
    AstaA83, Manager at Fantail Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2019

    Thanks a lot for sharing your feedback. You were amazing and so enthusiastic about everything that made our job so easy!

    Reviewed 22 December 2018

    The tour guide, Asta, was very knowledgeable and this made the tour very interesting. She was very friendly and accommodating. The tour it's self was excellent, the botanical gardens and the gardens at Larnach Castle were magnificent. We highly recommend this tour.

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank SusieO77
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    Emily F
    10 August 2019|
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    Response from Carolyn C | Reviewed this property |
    Hello there. No the driver will not be on the coastal train but will be awaiting for your return at the station. He/she will then drive the group to the castle. Our driver was excellent and very informative. We were actually... More
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    hdunmire79
    25 June 2019|
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    Response from Carolyn C |
    Hello there. My family and I also did this cruise in march this year and thought the same it is a big day and you do fit everything in. We actually added in the brewery tour as well. As long as you dont mind these visits... More
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    • Duration: 6h 30m
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    • Languages Offered: English
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