4 Day Dunedin Boutique Escape
4 Day Dunedin Boutique Escape
The Otago Peninsula stretches along the southern edge of the Otago harbour and has been described by internationally acclaimed environmentalist David Bellamy as the "finest example of eco-tourism in the world". Combine heritage B&B accommodation with a wildlife experience on the Otago Peninsula.
|Tour Name:||4 Day Dunedin Boutique Escape|
|From:||Dunedin to Dunedin|
|Valid:||May 18 - Mar 19|
From (NZD) $1249 per person
|3 nights boutique accommodation at Fletcher Lodge|
|Full breakfasts daily|
|4 days rental of 1.8L Toyota Corolla or similar (other car categories available on request)|
|GPS Navigation unit|
|Full day Cruise & Tour including|
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! Pass through customs, collect any baggage and your rental car, then make your way to your accommodation, Fletcher Lodge, located just a few minutes walk from the Dunedin City centre.
The Lodge complex offers luxury accommodation in an atmosphere of restrained elegance while providing the ultimate in contemporary comfort and modern facilities. Built by Sir James Fletcher in 1924 to serve as his private residence whilst he oversaw the construction of the New Zealand and South Seas Exhibition complex, the main historic property offers a rare glimpse of New Zealand’s heritage.
The rest of today is at leisure to enjoy the local sights.
Begin this full day nature tour by travelling the scenic coastal road to the Royal Albatross Centre where you can view these magnificent birds in their natural habitat. Enjoy a guided walking tour at Penguin Place. Here you’ll see and learn more about the Yellow Eyed Penguin, the world’s most endangered penguin species.
At Taiaroa Head, board the M.V. Monarch for a one hour wildlife cruise. You’ll enjoy unrivalled viewing of the mainland nesting place of the Northern Royal Albatross and see New Zealand Fur Seals basking in their natural environment. You may also get to see Dolphins, Sea Lions, Blue Penguins and many other species of bird and marine life. The commentary provides an informed and fascinating insight into the history as well as the geology of the area.
Later, you cruise the length of the beautiful Otago Harbour back to the city, passing Port Chalmers and the historic fishing village of Careys Bay on the way.
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.
Free time for some last minute activities before returning your car and departing for your next destination.
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The cost of getting to & from the airport to your accommodation is generally not included, although on some occasions it is, in which case we have specifcally mentioned it in the itinerary. There are always plenty of taxis or shuttles waiting at the airport. You also have the option in most cases to catch a bus into the city centres.
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Your deposit is non-refundable. Relaxing Journeys would have already booked and confirmed all the components of your holiday and we will have to cancel everything and adhere to each suppliers cancellation policy. Should it become necessary for you to cancel your reservation 45 days or more prior to departure date, your deposit only shall be forfeited. Cancellations made within 45 days of departure date will incur the following charges: (Expressed as a percentage of the confirmed tour & holiday price plus your deposit).
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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