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Wildlife Cruise, Scenic Bus Tour & Larnach Castle (Option 2)

Tour Timetable:

Adults: $140
Children: $70(5-14yrs)

Departs: 10:00am
Returns: 3:00pm


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Wildlife Cruise, Scenic Bus Tour & Larnach Castle


See the historic Larnach Castle & then hop aboard our famous Wildlife Cruise.


10:00am pickup from the ''Private Tours Area'

within the Port Chalmers Cruise Terminal

Pickup available from the Dunedin city iSite at 10:30am (upon request). 



Hear stories of sea creatures and early settlers as you bus through Dunedin City and along the scenic Otago Peninsula.
Your local guide will provide you with a full commentary as you enjoy beautiful views of the 
rugged coastline, rolling farmland and quaint little townships.


Our local guide will take you on a guided tour of Larnach Castle - NZ's only castle!
Hear the rich and scandalous story of the William Larnach and his family as you walk through the buildings beautiful interior.
Take time to climb up to the turret for stunning views of the beautiful gardens and the Otago Peninsula. 

Join our Wildlife Boat Cruise for an invigorating trip around spectacular Taiaroa Head. You will see the 
world’s only mainland nesting place of albatross. You may be lucky enough to see the 
Northern Royal Albatross soaring and banking on three metre wings.

NZ Furseals breed, fight and play on the rocks, and the impressive NZ Sealions are returning
to the sandy beaches. Out at sea you can spot rarely seen oceanic birds including other 
albatross species and petrels, and you may see penguins, dolphins and other marine mammals. 


What else you should know?

  • Larnach Castle has several staircases and is not suitable for wheelchairs.
  • Windy cool “bad weather” is actually great weather for watching albatross soaring.
  • Warm jackets are provided and the aft deck is enclosed and heated.
  • Binoculars, commentary, and multi language information sheets are provided.
  • Souvenirs and refreshments can be bought from our fully licensed galley.
  • This tour might not be suitable for people with limited mobility (email if you are unsure).
  • Child price applies from 5 to 15 years.


For more information visit our FAQ page.