Half Day Private Tour of

Dunedin City Highlights & Otago Peninsula Scenery

Duration: 4 hours

Departure times: 9am & 1pm

This tour has been a popular option for families or group of friends visiting Dunedin for the first time. It is an ideal choice for those who prefer flexibility, personalised attention, customised itinerary and spending their time efficiently.


Learn all about Dunedin, its connection to Scotland and marvel the breathtaking scenery Dunedin and Otago Peninsula area offers.

Hear an intriguing story of Dunedin and its beginnings - the city that once was the wealthiest, most prosperous and biggest in New Zealand. Let's show you fine Victorian and Edwardian architecture.

How about visiting the oldest New Zealand's Botanic Garden and encounter some native birds in the wild or spot in the aviary. Have you ever seen a tree sized rhododendrons? Well, come and see what wonders Dunedin climate does.


Enjoy Otago Peninsula Scenic drive via Highcliff Road to marvel breathtaking scenery over the harbour and ocean views. Follow us off beaten track, around Hooper's Inlet to view unique landscape and a variety of wading birds.

Optional stop at Larnach Castle Gardens where you have an option to visit the gardens only or both castle and the gardens.

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  • Octagon (departure outside Dunedin Visitor Centre)

  • Baldwin Street - take a photo or challenge yourself to walk up the world's steepest street 

  • Signal Hill Lookout Point - marvel the panorama of the city and the area from Signal Hill

  • Botanic Gardens (20min stop) - enjoy a guided stroll at upper Botanic garden and be amazed by the size of rhododendrons can reach in Dunedin and bird aviaries with some NZ native birds

  • Northern Cemetery - hear the story of Larnach family and learn what Thomas Bracken is famous for

  • Otago University - stop at the oldest university of New Zealand 

  • Don't miss the Castle Street to feel the vibe of student lifestyle and go past the place where NZ famous band Six60 started

  • Drive past our famous Forsyth Barr Stadium, a venue for rugby games and various concerts,

  • Pass by Emerson's Brewery and hear the inspiring story

  • Drive through our main shopping area - George Street

  • First Church of Otago - one of the finest churches of New Zealand

  • Railway Station

  • Scenic Drive onto Otago Peninsula via Highcliff Road

  • Scenery and wading birds of Hooper's Inlet

  • Scenic Drive back via Portobello Road

  • Return to the Octagon or your accommodation

Entry to Larnach Castle is optional.

Please let us know if you would like to customise the tour itinerary to suit your interests best.

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