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  • Great dash around Central Otago

    My wife and a best mate just had a fantastic tour of Central Otago with Mark Dixon. As we were all in Dunedin for our daughter’s 21st birthday party with a couple of day’s spare afterwards, my wife found Awesome Tours and made contact to see if a winery tour could be organised. Mark was […]

  • Welcome to the Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame

    We are very proud to have achieved the TripAdvisors 2018 Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame. We thanks all those customers who joined our tours and took the time to write such supportive reviews, they are very much appreciated. We also thank the wonderful attractions we visit throughout the year who contribute to making such […]

  • Best tour I never took….

    Mark was a pleasure to work with. He adapted to changes in our tour group graciously. We were looking forward to a wonderful day. And I am sure it would have been. Unfortunately, although our guide was there waiting, our cruise ship was unable to dock due to fog. Mark was in top of the […]

  • Private Shore Excursion Tour

    Our group of 4 went on a shore excursion day trip with Mark in January 2018. We were very lucky that day, even though we didn’t book a private tour, we ended up having Mark all to ourselves. We had a lovely day in Dunedin and the Otago Penisula where we saw some rare wildlife. […]

  • 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.