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We enjoy making memories for you when you visit Dunedin

Detours to suit your needs



Shore excursions to suit you. List  places you would like to see and we'll sort a tour for you or choose from the popular excursions below.

Travel is in a comfortable air conditioned van with low floor height for easy access and plenty of leg room.

Have a look at all the great packages below

Airport Transfers 

Up to 4 pax $80




Child $75


This Cruiseship Friendly Tour is a good way to get to know Dunedin and its stunning scenery from vantage points both north and south of the city and on the Otago Peninsula. It includes attractions in the city as we pass through.Worlds Steepest St, Railway Station, University etc A great overview with your guide explaining the local history and points of interest.

Drop off in town or Port

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Minimum 4 persons to start tour


for better viewing and more personal experiences

D-Tours Otago offers a variety of tour packages, all promising that added personal touch, while delivering a truly knowledgeable and authentic travel experience. Take a look at the  tour packages I offer below, and get in touch if you would like to learn how you can book a tour with me today.

Things to do in Dunedin

Dunedin has a wide variety of interesting places nearby so there's plenty of choices Including my Four Point Tour  

especially for cruiseship passengers and others looking for an all round viewing of the city and surrounds

Childs booster seat available 


$155pp +Argo $40


This tour is tailored to fit in with ship schedules but also with land based tourists from your accommodation.

It includes a visit to one of two wildlife sanctuaries on the Otago Peninsula where  Seals , Shags, rare Yellow Eyed and Little Blue Penguins may be seen .An Argo tour can be organized for an extra $40

Look up and see the majestic Royal Albatross with its 3metre wingspan near its only nesting place in the south island

Some walking is required (nothing strenuous) ;-)

Included in this is a city sights tour Worlds Steepest St,Historic Railway Station etc . If time allows you may do some shopping

Tour prices include entry to Wildlife sanctuaries

Lunch is at your own expense

Children $125 +$20 Argo

Minumum 4 people to start tour

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We cannot guarantee wildlife will be seen every time. You take the tour on the understanding that these penguins and seabirds are rare and while the chance of exceptional  viewing is good, at the end of the day it is up to the wildlife if they choose to be there.

Do you want fabulous scenery and wildlife viewing? If so, then this tour is a great choice for you. D-Tours Otago is ready to serve your every need. From planning the detailed itinerary, to providing transportation arrangements, all you need to do is sit back, relax, and let your mind explore.


Walking  shoes

Warm clothing




Cruiseship Friendly

Learn  about the origin of these huge spherical boulders on the coastline north of Dunedin where your guide will point out places of historic significance to both Maori and Europeans

We visit reserves where rare Yellow Eyed Penguins can be seen along with other wildlife . Rare Hector's Dolphins have been seen in the surf

Enjoy Lunch (at own cost) at a local cafe or down on the beach (weather permitting)

Detour with D-Tours

Minimum 3 people to start tour


Walking shoes

Warm Clothing


Children $125

Looking to experience breathtaking scenery with a local viewpoint ? If you are, then this tour is a great option for you. I will take care of all the logistics of the tour planning, all you have to do is open your mind to a new experience. Interested in booking? Get in touch to learn more now.


Private Tour Prices


1-2 people $495

3-4 people $595

5-6 people $695

Any attraction costs are extra

Personalized Tours

For your group of up to 6 persons .

 We can tailor your tour to suit your particular needs. List the things you prefer or want to do and timeframe

we can work out the details . Suggestions are visiting the Catlins ,Central Otago, or a jet boating experience

If You contact me and explain exactly the type of things you prefer to do and see then i will fit together a tour for your specific needs


The Octagon Dunedin



Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand







Reviewed 29 March 2010

Moeraki Boulder Tour was the best of our whole trip.

We loved the Eddy's tour of the Dunedin countryside and all the historical and cultural information and legends he provided along the way. He obviously loves his country and wants his guests to have the best experience possible. He took us to a nature preserve where we strolled past a yellow-eyed penguin standing in a field, spied more under the bushes, viewed dozens of seals and birds, and enjoyed an area with few other people there. We stopped many times for beautiful views and Eddy tried to show us places where the big buses can't go.We had tasty fish & chips on a beach, and inspected the intriguing boulders tossed like huge marbles on the beach. He took great pleasure in hosting us and making a memorable day. He included a short city tour at the end.

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Reviewed 16 December 2009

Great Excursion from D-Tours

We had a great excursion with D-Tours in Dunedin with Eddie as our tour guide and owner of the company. We arrived on the Sun Princess in November and he was waiting for us with a sign. We waited for one other couple then off we were on our day tour of the Northern coast of Dunedin and the Moeraki Boulders.
We had great weather and got some great pictures. Eddie showed us alot of places the normal ship's tours could not stop. After a very enjoyablel day we ended our day's tour with the highlights of the city which included the Botanical gardens with the beautiful flowers and Baldwin Street (the steepest street in the world) the world famous train station and beautiful coast line pictures. I would definitely recommend D-Tours as your tour company when visiting Dunedin. He returned us in plenty of time to meet our ship before it departed onto its next port of call.
Thanks Eddie for such a great tour and great memories.

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Ranked #49 of 57 Tours in Dunedin

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Sharon R


Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing private tour of Dunedin & Otago Peninsulas

We had an awesome tour today with Eddie. Pickup and drop off directly at the terminal at Port Chalmers. He took us to great lookouts for beautiful photos, showed us some of the native plants and shared great information about both the European and Maori history of Dunedin. Eddie also took us to the world’s steepest street, the Dunedin railway station & the Royal albatross centre where he provided binoculars so that we could watch the wildlife up close. He tailored the tour to exactly what we wanted to see. Fantastic day out for all ages. Great value. Highly recommended. Thanks for starting our onshore experience in New Zealand in such a beautiful way.

Date of experience: December 2018

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