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Welcome to Awesome Tours

Southern Pride, Pure Adventure

Relax, refresh and enjoy your visit to Dunedin. Its your holiday – let us do the work. When you visit Dunedin, don’t spend all your time deciding where to go, where to eat, what to do and how to get there. Book your half-day, full-day or multi-day small group Dunedin tour with Awesome Tours and experience this beautiful region without lifting a finger. We’ll do all the planning and driving – so you can just enjoy the trip.

You’ll explore the culture, history and natural beauty of our fantastic little city; visit the remote Otago Peninsula and see rare wildlife; hear fascinating stories, eat at picturesque lunch spots and snap perfect holiday photos.

Why not take advantage of our local knowledge and let us show you all the best things to do and see in Dunedin, Otago, Central Otago and the South Island.

We specialise in small group tours, so our tours are perfect if you’re on holiday with your family or friends or just by yourself and you don’t want to be part of a large group.

See our range of daily wildlife eco-tours

Tell us where you want to go – we’ll customise a tour for you. Traditional tours aren’t for everyone, so tell us if there’s something different you want to see and we’ll design a tour within your budget and timeframe.

Explore your options with our private custom tours

Finally a holiday tour where you don’t have to drive. At Awesome Tours, we do all the driving, so no one in your group gets lumped with the planning and chauffeur duties. Our 24-hour transfer service means you don’t need to rent a car. Just add a transfer to your booking or book it separately.

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Otago Peninsula & Wildlife Eco-tours

Immerse yourself in the stunning landscape of the Otago Peninsula. Our guided Wildlife Experiences on the Otago Peninsula embody New Zealand's natural spirit

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Awesome Tours New Zealand - Natures Wonders Eco Wildlife Tour
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Natures Wonders Eco Wildlife Tour

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Awesome Tours New Zealand - Royal Albatross Colony & Otago Peninsula Tour
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Royal Albatross Colony & Otago Peninsula Tour

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Awesome Tours New Zealand - Larnach Castle and Otago Peninsula Tour
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Larnach Castle and Otago Peninsula Tour

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Private tailor-made tour

Tell us where you want to go - Awesome Tours will take you there. A custom, small-group tour anywhere in Dunedin or Otago. You choose and we’ll sort it. Book today!

Awesome Tours New Zealand - Private custom made tours

Private custom made tours

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South Island Tours

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Cruise Ship Shore Excursions

Maximize your time in Dunedin and minimize your expense by booking your shore excursions direct with us.
All Inclusive and No Hidden costs with guaranteed return to ship on time.

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Awesome Tours New Zealand - Otago Peninsula Wildlife Experience & Royal Albatross Shore Excursion

Otago Peninsula Wildlife Experience & Royal Albatross Shore Excursion

Awesome Tours New Zealand - Otago Peninsula – Natures Wonders Eco Wildlife Shore Excursion

Otago Peninsula – Natures Wonders Eco Wildlife Shore Excursion

Awesome Tours New Zealand - Otago Peninsula Wildlife Experience & Larnach Castle Shore Excursion

Otago Peninsula Wildlife Experience & Larnach Castle Shore Excursion

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About us…

Awesome Tours believes travel is about “experiencing” new destinations, rather than simply “passing through”.

Explore Dunedin with our small-group tours. Local guides. Family-friendly. Daily wildlife tours, custom tours and transfers to suit your budget and timeframe.

Established in 2006 by driver and guide Mark Dixon, Awesome Tours is 100% New Zealand owned and operated. During the past 15 years, the Dunedin-based company has guided thousands of visitors around Otago and New Zealand’s South Island.

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Otago Peninsula… the finest example of eco-tourism in the World - David Bellamy British botanist and environmentalist
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About Mark…

“This is a great country and I have a great job – showing off New Zealand to people who appreciate it as much as I do. I get a real buzz out of making each tour an exceptional experience for each guest.”

Mark established Awesome Tours, after recognising that people valued having a personal, well-informed local guide, who could safely drive them around and – if they wanted – put together a tailor-made tour.

With his own extensive travel experiences behind him, Mark understands what is required in a guide – that some people want time to explore on their own, while others are looking for a fully-guided package.

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Awesome is an appropriate name for the tour. Best day we had in New Zealand, we loved the Natures Wonders and Albatross Center. We enjoyed the smaller tour group than the cruise ship offered and you were the perfect tour guide. Great to be able to hear everything you said from the back of the […]

Thank you Mark for showing us the beauty of the South Island! What a trip. We visited and toured the area of Queenstown and Dunedin, as well as visiting the stunning and unspoiled Otago Peninsula. Key call outs would be the steam boat trip on Lake Wakatipu, a visit to nearby Arrowtown, exploring Dunedin city, […]

My family and extended family recently spent the day with Mark touring Natures Wonders and the Albatross colony. We all had a fantastic day, it was truly one of the highlights of our cruise. Marks knowledge and his overall service to us was great, Mark went the extra mile showing us other highlights of this […]

Our tour around Dunedin and the Otago peninsula was fantastic!!!! The peninsula itself is totally unspoilt and beautiful. The Nature’s Wonders tour was breathtaking and the inquisitive seal colonies are stunning. Mark is a well of knowledge about his home town, Dunedin and delighted us with many stories during our tour. We were given the […]

A lifetime experience! I had not booked this tour prior to my trip but our tour guide highly recommended Mark. I was not disappointed. His love for what he does and his country was contagious. This tour turned a dreary day into a fun bright sunny one. Since the day was gray (to say the […]

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