Panorama of Dunedin
Port Chalmers, Dunedin
Otago Harbour Scenery
Dunedin Railway Station
Royal Albatross in Flight
University of Otago
Otago Peninsula Scenery
Yellow Eyed Penguins
EXPLORE DUNEDIN & OTAGO PENINSULA WITH FANTAIL TOURS
Dunedin - Rich Heritage, Breathtaking Scenery and Unique Wildlife
Climb aboard and discover Dunedin with Fantail Tours – our small-group guided tours take you to all the top spots and beyond.
Gaze out at a breathtaking peninsula, home to curious wildlife just waiting to say hello. Travel back in time to a charming castle, with a treasure trove of stories inside its walls. Immerse yourself in a city shaped by Scottish roots, a gold rush and striking architecture. Rich in history, abundant with ruggedly beautiful scenery and complete with a quirky side – New Zealand’s southern city of Dunedin offers something to suit every curious traveller.
Whether it’s your first time to the Otago region or you are a seasoned visitor, our expert local guides will take you on a fully-escorted exploration of Dunedin’s highlights. Offering plenty of insider knowledge, our bespoke, intimate tour itineraries include everything from the Top 10’s to the hidden gems. Whether travelling with family, friends, teammates or just independently, we’ll accommodate your schedule and your unique interests
PRIVATE TOURS OF DUNEDIN & OTAGO PENINSULA
Experts in Dunedin Shore Excursions
If you’re setting sail around New Zealand and have Dunedin on your itinerary, then Fantail Tours is the #1 choice for cruise ship excursions. Arrive into Port Chalmers and be greeted by our friendly guide in a luxurious Mercedes-Benz vehicle, as we take you on a fully-guided tour exclusively for you and your travelling companions. Soak up the scenery and experience the sights on a half-day or full-day tour, before being returned right to the cruise ship with plenty of time to spare.
A tour for you
If you’re here for a quick visit, our Dunedin City Highlights tour packages all the best bits into a two-hour sampler – tick off the must-do’s and enjoy plenty of photo opportunities. Or spend longer and take the scenic route by combining the city sights with a scenic drive of Otago Peninsula – it’s one of our most popular tours.
Get your nature fix and meet yellow-eyed penguins, sea lions and seals along the peninsula’s beautiful bays and beaches. A visit to Taiaroa Head Nature Reserve, the only mainland royal albatross colony in the Southern Hemisphere, or to the renowned predator-free Orokonui Ecosanctuary will delight every nature lover. Get up close and personal with the incredible wildlife and meet the locals… of the fluffy kind.
Embark on a scenic train journey along the picturesque Otago coastline or to the spectacular Taieri Gorge from Dunedin Railway Station, often referred to as the most photographed building in New Zealand. Learn more about our vibrant arts scene that’s earned us a UNESCO City of Literature accolade, and marvel at the stunning architecture that tells the stories of our past and present.
If it’s something else you’re looking for, simply get in touch to customise a private tour tailored to suit your interests. We’ll pick you up and drop you off from your hotel, B&B or the cruise ship port, for a hassle-free experience from start to finish.
A tour company you can trust
Just like you, each Fantail Tour is unique. We love showcasing the favourite parts of our big backyard to guests from near and far, and our guides speak a variety of languages including Italian, Russian, German, Spanish, French and even Lithuanian.
With a 5-star rating on TripAdvisor – you can count on us for a tour like no other. You’ll depart Dunedin enriched with new knowledge, a full camera roll, and plenty of unforgettable memories.
Vinod Pasricha, India
Asta was a wonderful guide,who treated us more like family. It is a pity that the tour ended in just five hours, as we would have loved to keep listening to her wealth of knowledge! Vinod Pasricha (From Pune, India)
Grant B, North Island, NZ 2020
Our guide met us at Port Chalmers, and took us on a scenic journey around the hills into the City. We had time to walk around Dunedin and take lots of photos. The great thing about Fantail is the flexibility and the guides local knowledge.
Tracey, Auckland, NZ
We had the most wonderful 2 days with Asta. Her knowledge is fantastic, she was flexible and able to "read" our group and is simply a really nice person that we all enjoyed spending 2 days with. We were all quite sad when we left her on the last day. Thank you Asta! Hope to come that way again one day.