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Hair Raiser Tours

110 Moray Place, Dunedin, New Zealand
+64 800 428 683
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Ranked #6 of 38 activities in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Hair Raiser Tours is New Zealand's original, authentic ghost tour company. Est 1999. Hair Raiser Tours provides historical entertainment and has... more » Owner description: Hair Raiser Tours is New Zealand's original, authentic ghost tour company. Est 1999. Hair Raiser Tours provides historical entertainment and has proven to be extremely popular with visitors and 'locals' alike. The Hair Raiser Ghost Walk-Dunedin. The Six Feet Down Under Grave Tour-Dunedin. The Under Belly Crime Tour-Dunedin-The Sea Ghost-Port Chalmers- The Poltergeist of the Precinct-Oamaru. « less
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Darwin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We did the ghost tour, one dark, cold winters night. It was only a small group of 4 plus the guide. The guide was very knowledgeable and didn't overplay the supernatural, but gave some anecdotes that put a personal touch to the supernatural. The total distance was relatively short, but took a couple of hours. Whether you are a believer... More

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Cromwell
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17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Guide Andrew lead 5 adventurous free spirits in search of a sleepless night on a circuit of historic sites and spooky story stops near Dunedin's Octagon. The younger souls quickly established a special rapport with Andrew and hung onto his every word. The "grown ups" were fascinated by places they had never noticed in a city they thought they knew... More

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I realized that the narratives about ghost and spirit are very much cultural related, so being an Asian tourist, I found this trip was interesting. I was curious to understand the stories of ghost, unrest spirit from the 'western' epistemology and ontology.The guide was very informative and charismatic and made the trip very personal by asking the visitors' experiences in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I did the tour of the Dunedin Northern Cemetery with a group of friends late at night. Very enjoyable and lots of fun. Many spooky stories told about the various interesting characters buried there and some cool stories of hauntings in the graveyard. Andrew is a very good guide, charismatic, spooky and a good sense of humour.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We walked up to the octagon in the middle of town, we sat down for a minute and got the fright of our lives from Andrew Smith, our guide. He took us down dark alleyways, around old churches and hospitals.Andrew had a good sense of humor, and he had a great suit for the tour! My favorite story was the... More

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

On the 17th may an party off 15 meet andrew in the octogen for a fun bus ride to port chambers to learn about ghosts and moonshine and women in the bars. A hotel never seems open and a train with Chinese souls and why is the restuart called tall poppy and what happen at chicks hotel. An interesting sea... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Andrew was a lot of fun and it was a great way to see Dunedin from a historical perspective. My mom and I really enjoyed our tour and time with Andrew!

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Otago Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

It was fantastic! Dunedin has a real haunted history. We had a perfect night and I certainly didn't want the tour to end! Highly recommend. Thank you Andrew! Hope to be down for the crimewalk tour.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Had a great time touring around the Octagon and surrounding city centre area. Andrew (the guide) is a local and has grown up in Dunedin and knows the history well and has a keen sense of humour and knows how to tell a yarn and his story telling is fantastic and you immediately feel welcome. Great to know more about... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Excellent way of seeing the city through a locals eyes and learning the history of the local Dunedin ghost stories. Great that can do it by foot too so gather local eating and shopping knowledge on the way. Funny guide. Are all Dunedin people like that? Hope so!

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