HALF DAY TOUR

2LP - CASTLE + CRUISE + PENGUIN PLACE

Adult: $197 | Child: $85 (5-14yrs) | Infant: $0 (0-4yrs)


Larnach Castle

Travel by road along the scenic Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle. Journey back in time with our guide, for a tour of New Zealand's only castle, built in 1871.

See the magnificent carved ceilings, antiques and craftsmanship. Learn the scandalous, exciting and tragic history of Larnach Castle and William Larnach who took his own life with a single shot to the head. Climb the parapets for 360° views, and enjoy the beauty of the gardens of international significance.

Following the guided tour you will have time to personally explore or re-visit areas of the castle before meeting back with the bus & guide and continuing along the scenic Otago Peninsula roads.

Wildlife Cruise

Join our invigorating, oceanic Monarch Wildlife Cruise around Taiaroa Head, the only mainland nesting place of Northern Royal Albatross in the world.

Watch as NZ Furseals play and swim near their breeding colonies, out at sea you can spot up to 20 species of rarely seen ocean birds including  other albatross species and petrels, and you may see penguins, dolphins and other marine mammals.

Penguin Place Tour

Enjoy a 90 minute guided tour of the Penguin Place Conservation Reserve.

Discover why beautiful, quirky Yellow Eyed Penguins are the most endangered in the world, found only on the South East Coast of New Zealand. This is your best chance for seeing them in the wild. Hear about the conservation & volunteer work currently happening to ensure the survival of this special species. Your ticket cost goes directly back in to helping continue these efforts in the future.

A short bus ride over the farm takes small groups to the reserve, where your guide will lead you on foot through unique covered trenches into viewing hides. These allow close viewing and photography of the breeding behaviour and chicks of this shy penguin (viewing is varied depending on the time of year).

Bus back to Dunedin City along the beautiful Otago Peninsula. 

 

SUMMER
TIMES

1 OCTOBER - 8 APRIL

start: 10:30am | finish: 05:00pm
- bus to and from Dunedin.

WINTER
TIMES

9 APRIL - 30 SEPTEMBER

start: 11:30pm | finish: 06:00pm
- bus to and from Dunedin.

PLEASE NOTE:
A medium level of fitness is required on this tour. Larnach Castle has several flights of stairs. The Penguin Place tour also requires up to 1km of walking over uneven ground.


Tour departs from:
20 Fryatt St,
Dunedin