Chance to explore Dunedin
Remarkable interiors & historic collection at Olveston House
New Zealand's oldest university campus explored by coach
Scottish heritage in original homes of 1840s-era settlers
Neo-Gothic church architecture & cathedrals in city centre
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided tour of Dunedin & Olveston
Roundtrip transport to and from Dunedin port
Live tour commentary provided in English
Meals and drinks
What you can expect
Experience the city of Dunedin, combining sightseeing with a guided tour of the stately Olveston House. Enjoy convenient roundtrip transfer from your cruise ship.
Hear commentary detailing Dunedin’s history as you motor around the hilly city, which overlooks the Otago Peninsula. Pass by Baldwin Street, considered the world's steepest street, and get a glimpse of the harbour. View the University of Otago, the neoclassical Dunedin Town Hall and Renaissance Revival–style Dunedin Railway Station as well as opulent banks, theatres and 19th-century edifices. After the city tour you will join a 1-hour guided tour of Olveston Historic Home a 35-room mansion and gardens. A docent reveals the history behind this enchanting time capsule of one of Dunedin’s wealthy merchant families. Built in a Jacobean style, Olveston is decorated with original fine art and furniture collected by the home's wealthy owners. Stroll past century-old trees and manicured lawns to the gardens.
Re-join your guide in the afternoon on board the coach, and the return drive to the Dunedin port. You will be given the opportunity to explore Port Chalmers where you can discover a vibrant village with a wide range of art & culture from potters and sculptors to painters, musicians, jewellers and fashion designers and then make your way back to board the Ship.