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Address: Dunedin, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-454 3717
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Awesome Tours is a privately owned and operated small group tour business...

Awesome Tours is a privately owned and operated small group tour business providing local scheduled tours, tailor made personalized multi day tours and shore excursion tours to meet your needs. These can include areas such as Milford Sound, Queenstown, West Coast, Mt Cook or the entire South Island. Day tours from Dunedin can include areas such as the Catlins and Moeraki Boulders and the Otago Peninsula. We provide small group scheduled and private shore excursion tours for cruise passengers while in Dunedin including pickup/return from/to Port, Key City Sights, Natures Wonders Argo Wildlife tours ( Yellow Eyed Penguins, NZ Fur Seals and much more) Natures Wonders authentic Sheep Shed experience, Larnach Castle and the Royal Albatross Colony.We look forward to being of service to you.

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Mark has done two tours for us, both consisting of the Albatross colony and Nature's Wonders. What makes Mark's tours so special is his almost encyclopedic knowledge of everything... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2017
Lyn T
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Mark has done two tours for us, both consisting of the Albatross colony and Nature's Wonders. What makes Mark's tours so special is his almost encyclopedic knowledge of everything Dunedin and his narration during the journey and his ability to answer random questions made the journey a pleasure. Very highly recommended.

Thank Lyn T
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We arranged our tour through a private website called Shore Trips & Tours as we were travelling around New Zealand on the Dawn Princess. There were four people in our group and Mark met us in the arrival centre when we disembarked the ship. There was one other couple on our tour which made for a lovely day. The directions... More 

Thank jamate
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We were picked up by Pauly exactly on time , the coach was immaculate with USB charges at hand , I cannot stress how good this tour was. Pauly was knowledgeable beyond expectation and added some humerus stories , loved his Chamel story ! The scenery was phenomenal, I have been to Brazil and the Grand Canyon before and this... More 

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awesometoursnz, Owner at Awesome Tours, responded to this review

Hi, what a wonderful review however, I believe this review is possibly meant for AwesomeNZ not Awesome Tours NZ. You may wish to re-send this review to them. Thank you. More 

Needham, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We took this tour off Celebrity Solstice with a group of 10... Marina was knowledgeable, and lovely to spend the day with. We drove through Dunedin, saw the steepest street, and got a look at the town. Off to the Royal Albatross Center An informative talk before we climbed to the lookout! We were fortunate to see several Albatross flying... More 

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San Diego, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We had booked our tour online, and Mark informed us at booking that he personally would not be our guide as he was booked on our date (Jan. 30, 2017), but that he would have another guide for us that day. When we disembarked the Celebrity Solstice at Dunedin we walked into the arrival hall, and there was our guide... More 

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Mark was great in rescheduling our tour that was delayed by a day due to a cruise ship schedule change. We had a great time on the Argo tour even with the gale force winds that we experienced that day. The Albatross tour was cancelled due to the terrible weather conditions but Mark did not allow bad weather to dampen... More 

Thank macooke53
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Beautiful drive round the coastline to lighthouse. Then proceeded to home stead for sheep dog display. This was a lovely tour which we booked from legend of the sea while cruising

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Great communication before joining the tour to start with. We met a welcoming and friendly Mark. We had come off the Celebrity Solstice and needless to say this was a much better option in many ways than the Ships tour options.We were a party of eight, had a quick coffee stop in Dunedin, and our first visit on the tour... More 

Thank JEAN N
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Want to see Penguins? Want to see Seals? Want to see Baby Penguins and Baby Seals? Look no further.... This was a highlight of my trip to Dunedin! Awesome veiw, awesome track on a 8 wheeled Argo machine! What a machine!! Great fun for all ages, and it still was fun when it poured rain from heaven! Add it to... More 

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We went on a 1 hour tour to see the seals and penguins on an AGA and we were not disappointed. The kids (aged 5 & 7) loved the excitement of the ride thru the rough hills and muddy puddles. Thankfully we didn't get dirty at all as they supplied big jackets to cover our clothes. The views were amazing!... More 

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