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Back to Nature Tours

Address: Dunedin, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 3 479 2009
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$68*
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Ranked #11 of 51 Activities in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Back to Nature Tours conducts nature based tours of Dunedin and the...
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Owner description: Back to Nature Tours conducts nature based tours of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula. Join us on our world famous cruise ship tour or on a day trip of the Otago Peninsula. We now offer a guided coastal walk that takes in some of the finest views of the Otago Peninsula combined with encounters with rare penguins and sea-lions. Our multi-day itineraries throughout the South Island are customized to suit your needs, our ‘Moods of the South’ tour will reveal some of the secrets of the South Island as we take you on a journey you will always fondly remember.
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Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We booked this hike (moderate, not for sedentary!) to do something different. Our tour guide, Mark, picked us up at the pier and we found that we were the only ones for this trip! Our tour started with the steepest street, then to the Railway Station, passing by the Cadbury Factory and Museum (visited this later on our own), then... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My wife and I booked in advance with Zealandier Tours for the Dunedin's Best Shore Excursion (Tour #DB2NFD) on 23rd December 2014. The tour was run by Back to Nature Tours (a sister company of Zealandier Tours). We were quite lucky, as we were the only couple on this group tour and ended up having our own private tour guider... More 

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Newcastle, NSW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Despite a pick up hick up to start our day - our guide Chris was insightful and we had an awesome day in one of the most scenic coastal reserves I have experienced. His local knowledge and wildlife and conservation knowledge was excellent and he was a great guide for our family. Brace yourself for the weather conditions in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I went to New Zealand in November and joined a tour in Dunedin operated by "Back to Nature Tours". The driver/tour guide Chris was so nice and professional. He took us to see beautiful scenery and told us the culture and changes in details that happened in Dunedin. I also lost my mobile phone Xperia Z2 during the tour. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

I had a wonderful trekking tour with Chris on a Wednesday morning in early November. It was by far the highlight of my trip to Dunedin. We had a great hike in fairly cold wind but otherwise sunny day. Chris was incredibly knowledgable about the plants and wildlife on the Otago Penninsula. We got so close to sea lions and... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The family and I spent a terrific day with Chris from Back to Nature Tours, NZ......spending time with the seal colony near Dunedin and touring about the local sights. We throughly enjoyed the day and would recommend Chris and his tours to anyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Prior to our cruise around New Zealand we did extensive research about what we wanted to do at each port of call. One of the things that was top of our list was a walk of some description that would be long enough to burn off a few calories. We decided the coastal walk that Back to Nature Tours offers... More 

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Rogers, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We were on a cruise to Australia and New Zealand, and I did not want to take one of the big bus tours - and saw this tour group on trip advisor - what a great experience!! There were only 4 of us on the tour for the day. He had so much information to give us and really took... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The Royal Peninsular Tour is a wonderfully rewarding way to spend a day in the Dunedin NZ region. We had a day in port on our cruise and decided to book this tour instead of booking a shore excursion through the ship. It was a small group tour, professionally led, in a beautiful area of New Zealand.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

A wonderful day spent with Les who drove us thru the city of Dunedin. The railway station was beautiful. We saw many yellow-eyed penguins and seabirds. We visited a castle that had beautiful flowers and gardens. The day was well paced and enjoyable.!!

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