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New website now live

Posted in News on 9th January 2022

We’re excited to announce the launch of Awesome Tours’ new and refreshed website. The updated site includes changes to navigation, inclusion of tour categories & summaries of popular local attractions, as well as a brand new online booking system powered by Fareharbour. There’s a whole lot of smaller but important changes, all to make the […]

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Welcome to the Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame

Posted in News on 28th May 2018

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 […]

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Albatross Express cruise with Awesome Tours

Spring Bells Ring to Welcome Royals Back to Dunedin

Posted in News on 18th September 2017

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 […]

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Taieri Gorge Railway trip

Posted in News on 17th September 2017

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 […]

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Why small tour groups are better

Posted in News on 28th August 2017

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 […]

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2016 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

Posted in News on 25th May 2016

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.

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Marina in Dunedin for the day

Posted in News on 3rd March 2016

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.

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Spoonbills

Posted in News on 24th February 2016

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

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Yellow Eyed Penguin Chicks are growing fast

Posted in News on 18th December 2015

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.

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Stunning Wildlife viewing at the moment

Posted in News on 16th December 2015

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.

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