Up to 7 days
Private Tour Sightseeing, Larnach Castle and Nature Wonders with return Nature Cruise
An unique opportunity to experience the very best Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula has to offer with a shore excursion offering a sightseeing of both Dunedin City and the Otago Peninsula, Larnach Castle and a visit to the Nature Wonders where yellow eyed Penguins can be viewed at close quaters. Late afternoon returning to port on a Wildlife Cruise departing from just inside the harbour entrance and returning you directly to your cruise ship in Port Chalmers. On leaving port you will travel through Dunedin City and then out onto the Otago Peninsula, taking in the highlights of the city and peninsula with an entertaining and informative commentary. You will first stop at Larnach Castle for a fully guided tour of both the castle and its grounds. There will be time for lunch at Larnach Castle, at own expense. The tour then moves onto Nature Wonders with the opportunity to view the rear Yellow-Eyed Penguins. From Nature Wonders the tour moves through to Wellers Rock for a Wildlife Cruise which will travel back down the harbour and return you to your cruise ship in Port Chalmers.
09.30 Collected form your cruise ship at Port Chalmers (Dunedin) and travelling through Dunedin City enjoy a
very informative, entertaining and scenically stunning tour of Dunedin City. The tour will include Otago University, Botanical Gardens, historic buildings, neo-gothic church architecture and Cathedrals, stately homes, the world`s steepest street with lots of photo opportunities.
11.30 Arrive Larnach Castle and journey back in time with a guided tour of New Zealand`s only castle built in 1871. Learn the scandalous, exciting and tragic history of the castle whilst enjoying the magnificent splendor of a bygone era. The tour also includes the castles gardens which are of international significance and provide breathtaking views from this commanding vantage point on the Otago Peninsula. There will be time for lunch at the castles café (at own expense). You will depart the castle around 1.30 pm.
1.50 Arrive Nature Wonders on the Otago Peninsula for a fully guided tour of Nature Wonders. The tour is on a
paved road through this remote part of the Peninsula to an isolated cove where you will take in a Yellow-eyed Penguin breeding colony plus New Zealand Fur Seals and their pups,the little blue penguins, a breeding colony of cormorants and 360 degree views of the Otago Peninsula.
3.30 Depart Nature Wonders and travel through to Wellers Rock located just inside the harbours mouth.
4.00 Join a wildlife cruise which will travel back down the Otago Harbour to Port Chalmers where you rejoin your cruise ship. On the Wildfile cruise you will have the opportunity to view the Royal Albatross and a host of
other Marine and birdlife.