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Dunedin – Otago Peninsula Wildlife Cruise, Larnach Castle & Yellow Eyed Penguin Viewing LT74ACS



7 hours approximately


Up to 14 days

Group Size

37 people





Experience the very best Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula has to offer with a shore excursion offering sightseeing of both Dunedin City and the Otago Peninsula. Following the sightseeing tour the excursion will head to the Otago Peninsula where a guided tour has been arranged at Larnach Castle. here there will be time for lunch (optional extra) Early afternoon the excursions moves onto Nature Wonders where yellow eyed Penguins can be viewed at close quarters, together with seals, little blue penguins and cormorants. 

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. The tour then travels by road along the scenic Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle. Journey back in time with our guide, for a tour of New Zealand’s only castle built in 1871. Learn the scandalous, exciting and tragic history of Larnach Castle, see the magnificent carved ceilings, antiques and craftsmanship.

Then on to a guided tour ofNature Wonders for a fully guided tour toa remote part of the Peninsula and a 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

conclude your tour by returning to Dunedin by road travelling along the scenic Otago Peninsula. You will enjoy spectacular harbour and ocean views throughout the journey.


  • Dunedin Sightseeing and Dunedin City
  •  Larnach Castle and guided tour
  •  Guided  Tour of Nature Wonders and The Yellow Eyed Penguin Reserve
  • Otago Peninsula

Meeting details – your Cruise Ship will come into Port Chalmers, once you disembark you will see the Dunedin i-Site marquee which will be on the wharf within 100m walk of the gangways. The buses will be departing from outside there please look for a “Leisure Tours signage with your groups name “.

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Had a wonderful day which included a wildlife cruise with lots of marine life, and then visited both the Yellow Eyed Penguin Colony and Larnach Castle, the day couldn't have been better.
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