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Full-Day Ships Shore Excursions from Dunedin

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    Stop At: Larnach Castle & Gardens, 145 Camp Rd Otago Peninsula, Dunedin New Zealand

    Larnach Castle (if chosen)
    Scenic Route to the Castle includes a photostop. Once at the Castle your guide will take you on a journey back in time retracing the establishment of the Castle and the incredibly turbulent life and times of William Larnach. Watch out for the ghosts....! Approximately 45 minutes of you own time follows which allows you to explore further the Castle including the spectacular gardens or maybe adjourn to the Ball Room for a high tea and scones! Or coffee! Map and information is made available at Larnach Castle, and translated into some languages - please check with your driver.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Taieri Gorge Railway, Anzac Square, Dunedin 9054 New Zealand

    4 hour Taieri Gorge Railway excursion to Pukerangi (if chosen)


    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Speight’s Brewery, 200 Rattray Street, Dunedin 9016 New Zealand

    90 minute Speights Brewery Tour near the centre of Dunedin (if chosen)


    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Dunedin Botanic Garden, Corner of Great King Street and Opoho Road, Dunedin New Zealand

    Great value with informed driver-guides offering the flexibility and convenience of seeing the City Highlights. Photo-stops, commentary and plenty of 'freedom' time inclusive of this option.
    60 minute Olveston House Tour (if chosen) plus free time to enjoy the gardens


    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Baldwin Street: The Steepest Street in the World, Baldwin Street, Dunedin 9010 New Zealand

    At least three key photostops are offered with the chance for you to get off the bus as we explore Dunedin. We visit Baldwin Street, the Railway Station and have many other stops.


    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Headfirst Travel, Dunedin New Zealand

    Great value with informed driver-guides offering the flexibility and convenience of seeing the City Highlights and the majestic Larnach Castle on the Otago Peninsula. Photo-stops, commentary and plenty of 'freedom' time inclusive of this option.


    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: University of Otago, 362 Leith Street, Dunedin 9016 New Zealand

    Free time to wander in the Octagon / Dunedin City centre


    Duration: 5 minutes
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    Reviewed April 23, 2019

    My mother and I did the full day hop on hop off Larnach Castle, Olveston House and city tour. The sights were amazing as was the service of the staff of Headfirst Travel who we booked through. We were on a cruise and had booked...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Sharyn C
    HeadfirstTravelTeam, Director of Sales at Headfirst Travel, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2019

    Thanks so much for the reply! Larnach Castle sure is a beautiful historical Castle! We are so happy that you had a wonderful experience!

    Reviewed April 22, 2019

    We took the Hop-On Hop-Off double-decker bus (the “Hopper”). It is a great and economical way to discover the City of Dunedin. You catch the Hopper at the i-Site desk located in the cruise ship's terminal which is located at the ship’s dock. There is...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank dutchjohn2018
    HeadfirstTravelTeam, Director of Sales at Headfirst Travel, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2019

    Thanks for the review! We totally agree with you that this is such a wonderful way to see the bustling town of Dunedin Thanks for travelling with us

    Reviewed March 24, 2019

    Our bus collected from the wharf as scheduled, delivered to the centre of town. We then went to Larnach Castle. What a great home for the period. on return we had the City Sites tour. However the next leg to Olveston Home confusion rained, with...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank pdanaher
    Reviewed March 16, 2019

    We had pre-booked this tour. (Headfirst Hopper Bus) Our pick-up instructions said we would be picked up from the port. But there was no one there to meet us. After waiting around for 15 mins, I went to the port tourist desk to check the...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Dave H
    Reviewed December 29, 2018

    We were picked up at the proper time. Our guide was very informative, the tour of the Castle and gardens were great. We had a chance to tour the city on our own. Good tour

    Date of experience: December 2018
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