A 6-hour return trip shore tour, travelling the Otago Peninsula via the high road for the most picturesque scenery towards the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Otago harbour with Dunedin City on the other. Our first major stop is Larnach Castle – New Zealand’s only castle. Views from the top of the tower are spectacular and the beautiful gardens complete this enjoyable award-winning experience.
We will then drive a bit further up the peninsula past the seaside settlement of Portobello onto Taiaroa Head where we will stop for lunch (your expense) at the Royal Albatross Centre (with the bonus of maybe seeing a Royal Albatross or two flying).
Then it’s on to the stunning Nature’s Wonders where we will take a one hour guided tour in a small coach over farmland to the wildlife viewing area. Or if you are feeling a little more adventurous upgrade to the exhilaration of a 8 wheel-drive off road all terrain Argo vehicle that takes you to the same wildlife area. See Ticket DND-T009 to purchase your upgrade.
Here amidst truly spectacular scenery, are the world’s rarest penguins, Hoiho the ‘Yellow Eyed’, the little Blue Penguins, the New Zealand Fur Seals and Cormorants (shags) all living in their natural environment.
We return to the city via the Low road for the most picturesque scenery harbor drive back to the City.
We visit Baldwin Street – the world’s steepest street and Dunedin Railway Station before returning to your ship by the required time.