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Back to Nature Tours

Dunedin, New Zealand
64 3 479 2009
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Ranked #10 of 38 Activities in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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 o... more » 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. « less
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Yokohama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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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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birmingham england
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Daniel picked us up promptly at Port Chalmers and began our tour with a stop in Dunedin at the beautiful railway station ( and opposite the Cadbury factory!). We then headed on to Baldwin Street, the steepest street in the world, and on to Allens Beach where we spotted a New Zealand fur seal lying on the sand. We also... More

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Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We chose this tour because of the many recommendations and the fact it toured the city of Dunedin. We live in Dunedin FL USA. It was a great tour. The Dunedin Railroad Station was larger than ours and the steepest street rivaled San Francesco’s. We did get to see baby penguins while the HAL tour did not see them. A... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I recently returned from a 2 week Holland America cruise of New Zealand. I contacted Chris Roberts about a private tour for our group of 14 for Dunedin. He not only planned and scheduled our Dunedin stop but set up two other tours for us at other ports 'o call! He even gave us a discount for scheduling multiple tours... More

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

While cruising in NZ and Australia aboard the Celebrity Solstice we stopped in Dunedin and enjoyed a day tour with Back to Nature Tours. It was a wonderful experience and our guide Daniel was fantastic, giving us a wealth of information on Dunedin and New Zealand from immigrants perspective as well as insider information on the penguin reserve where he... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

From our cruise ship we were taken on the most comprehensive tour of Dunedin area, from the beautiful Railway Station, down to the shore, on to a visit of the gorgeous gardens of Larnach Castle. Chris Roberts of Back to Nature Tours showed us the picturesque grounds of the College, some of the city highlights, then on to see some... More

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

After a lot of research, my husband and I chose to book with "Back to Nature Tours." We were able to join another group on our cruise (thanks, Lori), and had the most enjoyable day. We covered a lot of territory, at just the right pace, and got a good feel for the Dunedin area. Chris Roberts was great to... More

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We booked this tour through Expedia Cruise Ship Centres rather than through Celebrity and it worked just fine. The Celebrity Solstice docks at Port Chalmers which is a short drive but a very long walk from Dunedin. The van picked us up at the terminal and we were off to our first stop which was a lookout in a park... More

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gold coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

My wife and myself had a great day with Daniel from Back to Nature Tours.We were picked up from the cruise ship and taken to the lookout to get some great photos of Dunedin.Then off to Baldwin street for a climb to the top then into town to see the sights.then out to the Otago peninsular to Lanarch castle.The penguin... More

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