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  • Spring Bells Ring to Welcome Royals Back to Dunedin

    Dunedin’s bells will be ringing tomorrow to celebrate the first Royal Albatross to return for the Spring breeding season at Taiaroa Head. In a long held tradition Dunedin’s churches, schools and public buildings will be pealing their bells across the city at 1pm Tuesday 19th September Otago Peninsula Trust Marketing Manager, Sophie Barker says “As […]

  • Taieri Gorge Railway trip

    After 56 days of repair work through the Taieri Gorge after the July floods, we had the pleasure of travelling on the Taieri Gorge Railway for their first train trip through the Gorge, on the completion of this repair work. Well done to all those who worked so hard in getting the tracks up and […]

  • Why small tour groups are better

    Large groups only benefit the tour operator or travel agent who make more money. Of course there are rare instances where traveling in a large group is necessary but more often a small group is a far better value for your dollar. The large group must travel in a large bus which limits the roads […]

  • Tailor-made Private Tour

    In English: great private tour in a 6 seater van. Mark was a great guide, perfectly planned our day, and made sure we got everywhere ahead of the crowds of tourists in the big buses. Recommended for a private tour in Dunedin and surrounding areas. Just call or email Mark to set up your customized […]

  • 2016 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

    We’re thrilled to announce that Awesome Tours NZ has been selected for the 2016 Certificate of Excellence, reflecting the consistently great reviews we’ve earned on TripAdvisor. Thank you to the Awesome Tours team and to all our guests that toured with us and took the time to write a review.

  • Marina in Dunedin for the day

    Big day out, fully booked small group tours with our 3 mini buses, awesome day with awesome cruisers off the Marina, great wildlife viewing today, Yellowed Penguins, NZ Fur Seals, Little Blue Penguins and Royal Albatross. Even had time for a tour of Larnach Castle.

  • Spoonbills

    Wadding Birds, Not often one gets to see this wonderful sight, Spoonbills keeping their feet dry as the tides coming in. Burkes – Dunedin

  • Yellow Eyed Penguin Chicks are growing fast

    The Yellow Eyed Penguin chicks are growing fast, so cute. Join one of our shore excursion tour to Natures Wonders and enjoy the privilege of seeing these very rare Penguins and so much more.

  • Stunning Wildlife viewing at the moment

    Got everybody back just before the hail storm hit Dunedin, great day, good wildlife viewing, yellow eyed and little blue penguin chicks, and plenty of new fur seal pups. Lovely people. Happy cruising guys.

  • Wildlife at its best – Natures Wonders Otago Peninsula

    Look what my guests off the Explorer Of the Seas got to see today – a little Blue Penguin and its new chick, you wont get closer than this plus, some Yellow Eyed Penguins and NZ Fur Seals, a great day had by all.