Local Connections: City Highlights & Brewery Delights

PC3-980 | Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand | See Special Notes

Min. age (years): 18 |

from $109.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:

  • Dunedin Train Station Dunedin Train Station
  • Dunedin

You will see:

Moderate

Excursion Length:
Approx. 3 hours

Tour Overview

What you will visit:
Dunedin (city driving tour)
Dunedin is the old Gaelic name for Edinburgh, and many Scottish influences are seen throughout this fair city, making it quite different from anywhere else in New Zealand or Australia. Of all New Zealand cities, Dunedin boasts the largest concentration of Victorian and Edwardian buildings due to its rapid growth before and just after the turn of the century. Soak up the grandeur of its architecture from the classical ANZ Bank to the Octagon, an eight-sided plaza that forms the core of Dunedin's lively business district and provides views of notable landmarks like the Town Hall, the Municipal Chambers and St. Paul's Cathedral-all watched over by a statue of poet Robert Burns.
New New New Brewery
Step inside a restored Dunedin historic building, that once was the original stable for Dunedin's horse-drawn trams, and you'll find a modern, state-of-the-art brewery and taproom decorated with a waving cat motif. The brainchild of a New Zealander living in Hong Kong who brought home his love for his host country and started making some of the best craft beer in New Zealand, the New New New Brewery prides itself on exotic flavors and emphasizes the use of unusual ingredients. The daring "Fear Not" smoked eel stout has a very distinct flavor and aroma. During tastings, craft beers are served with delicious local delicacies, and you'll hear the tale as to why the brewer plays rock and roll music to his beer.

What you will see along the way:

There is much to see on your scenic drive, which offers a comprehensive overview of the Port Chalmers area before heading to the delightful city of Dunedin. Take a 10-mile drive along the eastern shoreline of Otago Harbor en route to Baldwin Street, the steepest residential street in the world. See the local Botanic Gardens, the Otago Museum and the magnificent Dunedin Railway Station. In the city center, at the Octagon, admire St. Paul's Cathedral and the Dunedin Town Hall. Climb Signal Hill (or Mt. Cargill) for spectacular views across Dunedin and Otago Peninsula.

Photo Opportunity:

Dunedin's Railway Station
Nicknamed the "Gingerbread House," this magnificent building was originally built in the Flemish Renaissance style. Famed for its Victorian elegance, the intricate tile floors and detailed glasswork are exemplary. It is considered one of the most photographed buildings in New Zealand.

Lookout Point
Stop at either Mt. Cargill or Signal Hill Lookout for panoramic city vistas of the harbor and Otago Peninsula.

Tasting/Snack:
One of the highlights of the tour at New New New Brewery is a craft beer and artisan cheese pairing. Sip a frosty beer along with delicious South Island cheeses, fruits and local crackers.

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Detailed itinerary

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.