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An unique opportunity to experience the very best Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula has to offer with a shore excursion offering a combination of Dunedin City Sightseeing with an entertaining and informative commentary including a tour out onto the Otago Peninsula for a guided tour of Larnach Castle and its grounds. On returning to central Dunedin the tour will stop at Dunedin’s Chinese Garden, this is an authentic Chinese Garden crafted by a team of artisans and craftsmen from Dunedin’s sister city of Shanghai. Adjacent to the Chinese Gardens is the Otago Early Settlers Museum and there will be time to explore this amazing attraction with over 100,000 exhibits with emphasis on the early settlement of Otago
09.30 Collected form your cruise ship at PortChalmers (Dunedin) and enjoy a very informative,entertaining and scenically stunning tour of Dunedin City. The tour will include Otago University, Botanical Gardens, historic buildings, neo-gothic church architecture and Cathedrals, stately homes, the world`s steepest street with lots of photo opportunities. The tour then travel through the spectacular scenery of the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle.
11.45 Arrive Larnach Castle and journey back in time with a guided tour of New Zealand`s only castle built in 1871. Learn the scandalous, exciting and tragic history of the castle whilst enjoying the magnificent splendor of a bygone era. The tour also
includes the castles gardens which are of international significance and provide breathtaking views from this commanding vantage point on the Otago Peninsula. There will be time for lunch at the castles café (at own expense).
13.30 Depart Larnach Castle and return to Dunedin where a visit of Dunedin’s Chinese Garden has been arranged. This is an authentic Chinese Garden created as a fitting, permanent recognition of the Chinese people who came to Otago during the 1880’s gold rush and stayed to establish some of the city’s businesses. The Chinese Garden was crafted by a team of Shanghai based artisans and craftsmen. Following your exploration of the gardens there will also be time to explore the Otago Early Settlers Museum, the 100,000 plus items in the Museum’s collection highlight the character, culture, technology, art, fashion and transport of the Otago Province from before the time of European Settlement to the present.
16.30 Return to your cruise ship berthed in Port Chalmers
Tour Duration 7 hours
Book tours in more than one port and receive a 10% discount on all subsequent bookings – Discounts applied at time of tour confirmations.