Local Connections: City Highlights & Craft Beer

3 hours | Dunedin (Port Chalmers) | P C 3 - 9 8 0
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$ 109.95
Min. age: 18 years (See special notes)
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Points of Interest

  • Dunedin Train Station
Moderate activity


Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

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.

Carey's Bay Hotel
Standing the test of time Carey's Bay Hotel is in one of the most beautiful and unique destinations you will hope to find in New Zealand. The Carey's Bay Historic Hotel was originally built as a hotel including a public bar and restaurant. No longer with accommodation, the Victorian pub has an excellent reputation for fresh seafood meals and friendly old fashioned hospitality. Situated next to the township of Port Chalmers on the banks of the beautiful Otago Harbour. Now a free house, this is the perfect experience for craft beer lovers. You will taste three locals' beers from the South Island region. Matching the beers with be local produce including amazing cheeses from just along the coast. If you are a seafood lover, there is a treat in store! Carey's Bay Hotel is the only place in the country to be able serve the utterly delicious Queen Scallops! This is a unique Local Connection!

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.

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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.

Sip frosty local craft beers along with delicious artisan cheese, and seafood from the area.

Special Notes:

Minimum age: 18


Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Dunedin Highlights

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Carey's Bay Hotel

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Return to Wharf

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