Private Tailor-made Tour

Private Tailor-made Tour

Whet your appetite and experience a true ‘Taste of Dunedin’ on this extraordinary tour. Take in magnificent views high above the city, wonderful heritage buildings, or a live tropical forest, indulge on locally produced Cadbury chocolate, finish your day with a ‘Pride of the South’ Speight’s beer or enter the fascinating world of fashion design.

Then, you may want to consider our private tailor-made tour option. You will have your own vehicle and driver/guide for the day and the option to pick the attractions or activities you want to see/do throughout the day.

That base price is NZ$920 (our executive 6-seater or 11-seater mini bus, split between the number of people you have in your group) plus any applicable entry fees to any attraction/activities you might choose to visit throughout the day.

The base price covers pickup from & drop back to Port, all Transport, driver/guide, Baldwin Street (Steepest St in the World) and Dunedin Railway Station (in the top 200 places photographed in the World) and 15% GST (Government Goods & Services Tax).

While time is made for a lunch break, the cost of your lunch, is your own care.

Added to that base price are any entry fees such as (in the City Centre) Speights Brewery (NZ$28pa/$12pc), Cadbury Chocolate World(NZ$22pa/$14pc) or Overton House (NZ$19pp/$10pc). (and On the Otago Peninsula), Larnach Castle (NZ$32pa/$10pc) or maybe the Albatross Colony (NZ$50pa/$20pc) or view the Yellow Eyed Penguins & NZ Fur seals at Natures Wonders (from NZ$45pa/$36pc) Albatross Express Wildlife cruise (NZ$55pa/$22.50). If there are any other attractions/activities not mentioned above and you would prefer to include, please just let us know. 

If selected, while at Natures Wonders You will travel by small coach over the farmland to the wildlife viewing areas OR –  if you are feeling a little bit more adventurous upgrade to an exhilarating off road ride in the Argo 8-wheel drive All-Terrain vehicle to the same wildlife viewing areas for an additional NZ$54pa (Adult) NZ$45pc (Child)

If you decide to confirm your booking for a private tailor-made tour then once you let us know, we can firm up an itinerary and price for you and confirm the arrangements.

TO BOOK: As a private tailor-made tour, please complete the form below including your selection of attractions/activities and list the names of all those joining the tour. (This is a legal requirement for passenger service vehicles).

Once the itinerary is agreed and confirmed a secure payment request will be sent – all major credit cards accepted. Full payment secures the tour.

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Free Time

City Sights including

City Centre • Signal Hill Lookout • Baldwin Street (Steepest St in the World)
University of Otago Tower Block • Dunedin Railway Station


Natures Wonders

Photo-seals-from-NWN-300x206Let Awesome Tours help you experience Natures Wonders on one of their daily small-group tours.  The beautiful Otago Peninsula provides the scenery on this exhilarating off-road adventure, but it’s the wildlife that steals the show. The tour includes a one-hour guided tour at Natures Wonders

The Sheep Shed


Stepping inside a working shearing shed is unlike anything you’re ever experienced before. The smell of the wool’s lanolin, the buzz of the shearing machines, the excitement of the dogs pushing the sheep up into the shed. The energy is incredible. This tour is a rare insight into the day-to-day activity of a genuine New Zealand sheep farm. You will experience shearing and wool handling, just like it happens on farms through New Zealand every day. Expect to touch the wool and talk with farm staff during your visit. We’re confident that you will not forget your time inside the Sheep Shed.

The Albatross Express – Wildlife Cruise


Royal Albatross

The Royal Albatross Colony at Taiaroa Head, on the tip of the Otago Peninsula, New Zealand, is the only mainland breeding colony for any albatross species found in the southern hemisphere. The sight of a soaring albatross is unforgettable – held aloft on slim wings up to 3 metres (9’6″) across, the great Albatross is capable of swooping speeds of more than 115kph. Viewing these majestic seabirds in their natural environment is not to be missed. A tour of the Colony can be added to our daily Otago Peninsula tour (add 45min) by prior arrangement.



Larnach Castle

Dunedin’s Must See Visitor Attraction

Discover New Larnach-Castle-Gardens-300x224Zealand’s only Castle, Larnach Castle. Built 1871 by William Larnach, merchant baron and politician, for his beloved first wife Eliza. It took over 200 workmen three years to build the Castle shell and master European craftsmen spent a further 12 years embellishing the interior. Larnach spared no expense on his dream home, which features the finest materials from around the world. The Castle is still privately owned and cared for by the Barker family who purchased it as their home in 1967. Decades have been spent on the Castle’s restoration, with the family having restored empty buildings from ruin and assembling a large collection of original New Zealand period furniture and antiques. Open to the public throughout, this conservation project has been funded through admission fees. The family has always been committed to opening their home and sharing this significant period of Dunedin and New Zealand’s history.

Scandalous and tragic stories, spectacular tower views and a Garden of International Significance complete this enjoyable award winning experience.

Olveston House

Tropical Forest at Otago Museum

butterflyEncounter a rainforest teeming with tropical life… The Tropical Forest is a magical must-see! Enter a lush, living, tropical environment and come face to face with some of nature’s most beautiful butterflies. Hundreds of these enchanting creatures roam free all around you – some even stopping (on you) to say hello!

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The Southern Hemisphere’s only authentic Chinese Garden has a rich history to discover. Join us in experiencing the tranquillity and beauty of a Garden in the midst of a bustling city. The Scholars Garden is an integral part of Chinese philosophy and culture and has been transported in its original form from Shanghai. Wonder at leisure or sit and contemplate – staff will introduce you to this magical place and then leave you to explore on your own.

Speight’s Brewery

Includes a beer appreciation session See, smell, touch and taste the ingredients which go into making Speight’s beer. You’ll discover why Speights is the “Pride of the South”, and one of New Zealand’s most loved beers.

Mild Red

034 Emma Forbes for Mild Red Summer 2015-16

Mild Red’s designs by Donna Tulloch are high quality, beautifully crafted garments proudly made in New Zealand. Fabrics include NZ merino wool, woven textiles, cotton, linen and silks incorporating unique sculptural layered styling and textured shapes to create stunning items. The ultimate gift!

Moeraki Boulders


A 3-4 hr tour from Dunedin. Lunch at Moeraki Boulders (own expense) and enjoy a walk along the beach to look at the boulders. Visit the unique and picturesque fishing village. Then out to the light house and a short walk to view some yellow eyed penguins and a seal or two.

Returning to Dunedin via some stunning scenic coastal roads


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