Approx 5.5 hours
Up to 7 days
Travel 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. Enjoy the beauty of the gardens of international significance and breathtaking views.
You will then join the wildlife cruise with unrivaled viewing of the exciting diversity of wildlife which abounds around Taiaroa Head on the Otago Peninsula including the only mainland nesting place for Northern Royal Albatross in the world. You will also see New Zealand Fur Seals, rarely seen ocean birds, including other species of albatross; you may also see penguins, dolphins, sea lions and other marine mammals in their natural environment. The cruise includes commentary which includes details of the fascinating history and geology of the area.
To 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.
10.00 Arrive Larnach Castle
12.00 One hour wildlife cruise
13.00 Conclude your tour by returning to Dunedin by road.
14.00 Drop off outside the Dunedin Visitor Center in the heart of Dunedin City and enjoy the afternoon at leisure exploring this beautiful city, or
14.15 Returned to Port Chalmers and your cruise ship.