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Experience Heritage, Scenery & Unique Wildlife
We are passionate about Dunedin, its heritage, unique nature and wildlife.
Join Fantail Tours and our guides will help you experience Dunedin and Otago Peninsula as if you were visiting a family or friend.
Our tours are tailored for cruise ship passengers and independent travellers visiting Dunedin. We specialise in small group and private tours but can accommodate bigger groups on request.
We can provide guides who speak various languages such as Italian, Russian, German, Spanish, French and even Lithuanian.
We are here to make your traveling experience as fun and relaxing as it should be.
Meet The Team
I am originally from UK, and I immersed myself fully into NZ life after settling down in Dunedin in 2005 where I studied Geography, History and Maori at University of Otago.
I gained my broad knowledge of wildlife and nature of the area while working for a number of local tour companies and reserves in Dunedin over the past 10 years.
You will be enriched on the tour with me as I love sharing my wide knowledge of local history, my passion for the country, love for its various inhabitants within all my tours.
I am originally from Lithuania with an educational background. Due to our family job situation I travelled and lived overseas for many years.
About 10 years ago, I moved to Dunedin with my husband and 2 sons, and I have been working in the tourism industry ever since I came.
After a few of years working as a travel consultant I realised I wanted to be more connected with tourists, I founded Fantail Tours and now I am excited to be a Tour Guide and share the beauty of Dunedin with travellers from all over the world.
I'm passionate about the outdoors, and in my free time, I go for day-walks, exploring wildlife and nature. I do most of my touring in Dunedin, Coastal Otago.
I look forward to meeting you and showing you the best spots of Dunedin - Edinburgh of South - Otepoti!
When people ask what to expect about a tour with Julie, I will tell you "it's fun, memorable and inclusive oh, and did I mention fun?!"
I have spent more than 15 years teaching business and my wide range of knowledge of NZ and Dunedin, is second to none. I have lived and worked in several countries and love meeting people from all nationalities and walks of life.
Originally from Germany, I made New Zealand my home 25 years ago. Over this time, I have worked as a guide in Dunedin and throughout New Zealand. I am also a trained high school teacher and work in local high schools. My subjects are Geography and languages (French, German and English).
I love to share my love of New Zealand and its diversity of people, flora and fauna with visitors to Otepoti and look forward to meeting you in person. I am passionate about the environment and spend my free time with my family outdoors, hiking and cycling and making music.