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Dunedin and Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour with Optional Larnach Castle Visit provided by Back to Nature Tours

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Dunedin and Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour with Optional Larnach Castle Visit

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2 adults
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Itinerary
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Start
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  • 1
    Signal Hill
    Stop: 7 minutes -
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  • 2
    Baldwin Street: The Steepest Street in the World
    Stop: 7 minutes -
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  • 3
    University of Otago
    Stop: 7 minutes -
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  • 4
    Dunedin Railway Station
    Stop: 9 minutes -
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  • 5
    Otago Peninsula
    Stop: 5 hours -
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  • 6
    Larnach Castle & Gardens
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
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  • 7
    Penguin Place
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 8
    Taiaroa Head
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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Important Information
Duration
7h 30m
Inclusions
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Transport
  • Entry/Admission - Larnach Castle & Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Penguin Place
Exclusions
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The CRUISE SHIP SCHEDULE in Dunedin can often change, if this happens please make your way to the meeting point as soon as the ship berths to receive instruction - the tour will still go ahead no matter what time the ship arrives.
  • If your ship changes the CRUISE SHIP SCHEDULE we will change the itinerary to suit - the tour will still go ahead no matter what happens
  • A small amount of walking is involved (expect to walk 500 meters at Penguin reserve)
  • Two forms of ID is required to get back inside the port: your cruise ship card and driver’s license or passport would be sufficient.
  • If your ship is unable to make it into port due to weather or mechanical difficulties, you will be given a full refund
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
75Reviews
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polyphemus wrote a review Mar 2020
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Architectural highlights of Dunedin included Otago University, Railroad station and steepest street in the world. Lanarch Castle's greatest gift was Alice's garden. Best of all was the wildlife. From Ruby the yellow-eyed penguin and her sheltered chicks to seal lions lounging on
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Back2NatureTours, Chief TA Responder at Dunedin and Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour with Optional Larnach Castle Visit
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Cy1175, Thanks for the 5 start review! We're lucky that many of our clients come of the numerous cruise ships that visit Dunedin, 50% of the time its their first experience of New Zealand, so the opportunity to introduce you to our wonderful country and become the highlight of all your excursions is really heartening! Your're a Back to Nature Legend. Haste Ye Back!
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Alicia R wrote a review Mar 2020
Caribbean2 contributions
Our guide Mel was very knowledgeable and humourous. I loved watching the sea lions and penguins. Lanarch Castle the view was breathtaking and the history of the castle was great. The weather could have been better but the visit was a worthwhile experience.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Back2NatureTours, Chief TA Responder at Dunedin and Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour with Optional Larnach Castle Visit
Responded 1 week ago
Hi E2493V, Thanks for taking the time to write a positive 5 star review about your tour with Mel. She was in the office when we received your e-mail, it was a great start to her day, she has asked me to pass on her regards. If your ever come back to the deep south please get in touch for some authentic southern hospitality! Haste Ye Back!
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JLS1125 wrote a review Mar 2020
Henderson, Nevada5 contributions
A near-perfect day in terms of the tour, guide and weather. The tour was well designed with adequate time at each stop. Highlights included Baldwin St, Railroad Station, Larnach Castle and Gardens and especially the Penguin Place. Our tour guide/driver, Ben, was extremely
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Back2NatureTours, Chief TA Responder at Dunedin and Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour with Optional Larnach Castle Visit
Responded 1 week ago
Hi JLS1125, Thanks for your 5 star review, it really does inspire us! Ben has just come into the office - he wants you to know that its people like you that make the job easy! Your're a Back to Nature Legend - Haste Ye Back!
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John W wrote a review Mar 2020
LaGrangeville, New York753 contributions73 helpful votes
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We did this tour during a cruise ship port stop. Our group of 12 was very comfortable in our tour vehicle, and our tour guide Ben was very knowledgeable about the many areas visited and on the wildlife we saw. Areas visited included a city tour, a scenic peninsula and Larnach
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Response from Back2NatureTours, Chief TA Responder at Dunedin and Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour with Optional Larnach Castle Visit
Responded 1 week ago
Hi JohnW, Thanks for the 5 star review, it really makes all the hard work worthwhile. Ben mentioned that you guys were awesome to guide. In the Trip Journal after the tour Ben wrote 'Awesome group that were easy to connect with. Enjoyable day with no issues' You're a Back to Nature Legend, if any of your family or friends are coming out this way make sure you get in touch for a clan discount. Haste Ye Back!
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Kevin L wrote a review Feb 2020
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania17 contributions
+4
We had a very delightful tour. Our guide/driver Oli is exceptional. He is very knowledgable, personable, interesting and a very safe driver. We visited Signal Hill which had amazing views of the harbor on a gorgeous day, Baldwin Street, which is the site of the steepest street
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Tour07736106642, Chief TA Responder at Dunedin and Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour with Optional Larnach Castle Visit
Responded 17 Feb 2020
Hi 928kevin, Thanks for your 5 star review! Oli hasn't had many reviews recently because he's overseas working with bats. Batman returns to Dunedin on the 21st of February so I'll pass your regards on to him. Great to hear you saw the Northern Royal Albatross from your ship, what a great way to leave Dunedin! Hopefully you'll be back one day, make sure you get in touch because your a Back to Nature legend - Haste Ye Back!
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By: Back to Nature Tours
richardtL9568WQ
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Otago Peninsula
We were very fortunate to see the both sealions and fur seals on a picture perfect beach on the Otago peninsula.
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Shirley G
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The train was great but peninsula excellent
Great to be picked up and expected the Taieri Gorge Railway trip would be the highlight but no. The shuttle trip ar
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petaswan
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Yellow-Eyed Penguins
The tour is a good combination of civilisation - sightseeing in Dunedin and Larnarch Castle - and nature - sea lion
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terif413
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Amazing Day In Dunedin!
Our day with James was amazing! He was knowledgeable about Dunedin, the indigenous culture and all the wildlife in
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Dolly502014
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Half day
Chris picked us up from the ship in a minibus. As he’s lived in Dunedin for a number of years he was very knowledge
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Annie S
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Wonderful experience
The trip began with a very friendly guide meeting us at the port exit. The day got even better from then. The tra
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rma7477
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Nice trip and ride
I would recommend this day excursion as it gives a nice ride and taste of the country side through the area. The tr
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khowlettt
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Rainy Day in Dunedin
We were only in Dunedin for one day and this tour gave us a good overview of the area. Our guide was very knowledge
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KScott55
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Great driver/guide (Scott). Comfortable van.
Tour was as described. Had some fog in the morning but cleared late morning. Driver Scott was very informative an
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milezpluegs
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Great excursion for people getting off of a cruise ship
Maybe it was the beautiful scenery, maybe it was the very friendly tour guide, maybe it was both, regardless, this
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Jondie88
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Couldn’t have been better
We were met at the cruise terminal which was too easy. Everything was on time. I think our guide was Marty. He was
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406przemys_awl
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Marvelous Otago
The excursion to Otago Peninsula was one of highlights of our stay in NZ. The guide-driver was the best of the kind
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Mutti1171
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Great tour. Highly recommend.
This was a small group. We made many stops for picture opportunities. We had a very informative guide and we were l
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mikegY5957DQ
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Great train ride, rushed tour
The train ride to Pukerangi was fantastic. Great scenery and the commentary was both informative and interesting.
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470tarjar
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Great tour and super informative guide
We chose the Royal Peninsula tour from back to nature as we had used these guys the last time we were in Dunedin do
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  • Duration: 7h 30m
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