4 Day Discover Dunedin
4 Day Discover Dunedin
A vibrant, architecturally splendid city framed by a magnificent harbour, Dunedin is the nature and heritage centre of New Zealand. Stay in the grounds of a castle, while you explore the history and heritage of Dunedin.
|Tour Name:||4 Day Discover Dunedin|
|From:||Dunedin to Dunedin|
|Valid:||May 18 - Mar 19|
From (NZD) $1199 per person
|3 nights’ accommodation at Camp Estate in the grounds of Larnach Castle|
|Full breakfasts daily|
|4 days rental of 1.8L Toyota Corolla or similar (other car categories available on request)|
|GPS Navigation unit|
|Unlimited kms and vehicle insurance (subject to an excess)|
|Half day wildlife tour and cruise with Monarch Cruises|
|Guided tour of Speights Brewery including tastings|
|Guided tour of Olveston House|
|Admission to Larnach Castle and gardens|
Prices are per person based on twin-share, and are subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of submission but are subject to change without notice. Valid for travel May 2018 – March 2019. Blackout periods may apply. A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required at time of booking.
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Day by Day Tour Itinerary
Welcome to Dunedin, widely regarded as the best preserved Victorian and Edwardian heritage city in the southern hemisphere. Once you’ve moved through customs and collected your baggage, it’s time to sign for your rental car and check-in at your accommodation on the Otago Peninsula.
Situated 500 metres from the Larnach Castle gate, is ‘Camp Estate’, a glamorous Country House, positioned on Castle land. The rooms are luxuriously decorated, with particular attention being paid to guest comfort. You have the opportunity to dine in one of the rooms at Larnach castle if you wish. Admission to the castle and gardens is included – visit them at your leisure.
This morning you will cruise the length of the beautiful Otago Harbour with Monarch Cruises. Enjoy a wildlife cruise experience with unrivalled viewing of the exciting diversity of wildlife which abounds on spectacular Taiaroa Head.
The only mainland nesting place for Northern Royal Albatross in the world, and home to New Zealand fur seals, and eight other nesting bird species. You may also see, dolphins, sea lions and a fascinating array of rarely seen ocean birds including other species of albatross, penguins and marine mammals in their natural environment.
This afternoon you will be joining an award winning interactive and informative guided tour of Speights Brewery. You’ll see, smell, touch and taste the ingredients which go into making Speight’s beers and discover how Speight’s became a legend in the south.
Learn about the antiquity of beer in Babylonian times, through to the introduction of beer in New Zealand and then the history of Speight’s Brewery, before entering the brewery itself to learn about their unique brewing process. No tour would be complete without sampling the fine product at the brewery bar, where you can pour your own and enjoy an appreciation session of six Speight’s beers.
After the brewery tour you will visit the stately home of Olveston House for a guided tour. Olveston is an eloquent expression of one man’s dream. A tour of Olveston allows an intimate glimpse of the lifestyle of a privileged family in the early 1900’s.
It reflects a lifestyle enjoyed by just a few, but represents a most important piece in the mosaic of early New Zealand life as a whole. Visitors are very conscious of the family throughout the home, enjoying and experiencing the many treasures that were an integral part of the family’s day-to-day life. Olveston captures this lifestyle completely and there is no more accurate or definitive example in New Zealand.
Today is at leisure to further explore the area. Dunedin is often referred to as the ‘Edinburgh of the South’. It is a university city of Scottish heritage that possesses a unique combination of cultural riches, fine architecture and world-famous wildlife reserves.
This vibrant, architecturally splendid city is framed by a magnificent harbour and there is plenty of sightseeing attractions or tours to choose from including visits to historic stately homes, gardens, museums, galleries, golf as well as brewery and chocolate factory tours. You could even book a rail journey through the famous Taieri Gorge and much more.
Return your rental car to Dunedin airport in time for your onward flight
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44-22 days prior to departure – 25%
21-10 days prior to departure – 35%
9 days or less prior to departure – 50%
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