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Dunedin Cruise Excursion - Wildlife Cruise & Larnach Castle

By Cruise Shore Trips
Price is £75per adult


Free cancellation available
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Selective hotel pickup
Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Contactless tickets
Vehicles and venues disinfected
Social distancing


  • Exciting, scandalous & tragic history of Larnach Castle

  • Cruising the waters & taking in the scenic Otago Peninsula

  • Chance to see penguins, dolphins, sea lions & other wildlife

  • Enjoying the sights of NZ's southern most city

  • Peace of mind of a timely return to your cruise ship

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What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of Larnach Castle

  • What's included

    Natural beauty & diverse marine life habitat in Otago Harbour

  • What's included

    Wildlife cruise

  • What's included

    Admission to Larnach Castle

  • What's included

    Return transport to and from Dunedin port

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

  • What's excluded

    Meals and drinks

Know before you book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary provided they do not occupy their own seat.

  • You will receive confirmation of your exact tour departure time when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • This tour is specifically designed for cruise ship passengers.

What you can expect

Explore the Otago Peninsula without worrying if you can make it back to your cruise ship in time. This perfectly timed tour allows you to see historic Larnach Castle and its picturesque surroundings. Then, take an hour cruise to see seals, albatross, and maybe even dolphins and penguins.

Travel by road along the scenic Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle. Journey back in time with your guide as you tour this ancient castle built in 1871. Learn the scandalous, exciting, and tragic history of Larnach Castle, see the magnificently carved ceilings and fascinating antiques. Step outside and into the internationally acclaimed gardens for breathtaking views of the castle's exterior and the incredible landscapes that encompass it.

Then board the wildlife cruise for unrivalled viewing of the exciting diversity of wildlife which abounds around Taiaroa Head on the Otago Peninsula including the only mainland nesting place for Northern Royal Albatross in the world. You also see New Zealand Fur Seals, rarely seen ocean birds, including other species of albatross, and you may also see penguins, dolphins, sea lions, and other marine mammals in their natural environment. The cruise includes commentary which includes details of the fascinating history and geology of the area.

Back on land, begin the return journey to the port, taking a scenic route with expansive views of the coast and harbour. Keep your camera out to capture some last minute photos of the fairy-tale scenery.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Individually wrapped food options available
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Activity Location

  • Dunedin

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Port Chalmers
    • Port Chalmers Otago

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