Dunedin City Highlights, Peninsula Scenery & Penguin Tour 

Walking in the reserve
The World's Steepest Street
University of Otago
Yellow Eyed Penguin
Otago Peninsula Views
Blue Penguins Pukekura -Credit Chris McC
Yellow Eyed Penguin
Yellow Eyed Penguin
Otago Peninsula Scenery
Penguin Place Beach
Viewing Yellow Eyed Penguins
Yellow Eyed Penguin Viewing

Enjoy a scenic drive from Port Chalmers to explore Dunedin city and Otago Peninsula - the wildlife capital of New Zealand. Stop at one of the most photographed buildings in the Southern Hemisphere-Dunedin Railway station. Grab your camera to capture stunning views while driving along Otago Peninsula with the most breathtaking bays, beaches and harbour with a variety of wading birds. Join a 1.5 hour guided  tour at Yellow Eyed Penguin reserve with a possibility to see penguins and seals (subject to availability). Penguin Place is a private conservation reserve dedicated to helping the endangered Yellow Eyed Penguin survive. Their conservation project is entirely funded by guided tours of the reserve. The funding the reserve receives provides habitat restoration, predator control, a research programme and on-site rehabilitation care for penguins that are sick, starving or wounded.  By joining the tour you directly support this incredible project to protect penguins from the extinction.


     Departure: 10am & 12pm

     Price: NZD 220

     Duration: 5 - 6 hours

  • Depart at the Octagon, outside Dunedin Visitor Centre (non cruise ship passengers)

  • Join our scenic drive from Port Chalmers to Dunedin city and listen to a story of Dunedin (cruise ship passengers)

  • Visit the steepest street in the world

  • Enjoy views of the city from a local lookout point

  • Free time to explore Dunedin Botanic Garden

  • Stop at Otago University

  • Drive through George street - our main shopping area and the Octagon - the heart of the city

  • Stop at First Church of Otago

  • Stop at the Dunedin Railway Station-one of the most photographed buildings in New Zealand

  • Scenic drive onto Otago Peninsula via Highcliff Road

  • A  guided tour at Yellow Eyed Penguin Reserve

  • Back to town or port via Portobello Road to enjoy different scenery

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