Dunedin (Port Chalmers)

New Zealand

Cruises to Dunedin

This dramatic South Island coastal town offers a mix of unique natural beauty and fascinating history. Rare, yellow-eyed penguins, fur seals and the Royal Albatross all call Dunedin home. Equally impressive is the Victorian and Edwardian architecture that dates from its days as a gold rush town. New Zealand's only castle sits high above the city and offers sweeping views from its famous gardens. Shop for a locally made souvenir, with crafts, artwork, wool and leather items being popular.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Port Chalmers
  • Time Zone
    NZST New Zealand Standard Time UTC/GMT +12 hours
  • Language
    The language spoken in Dunedin is English (NZ English).
  • Currency & Shopping
    The New Zealand Dollar (NZD) is the local currency.
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Taxis and public buses are easily accessible to get around the city. Taxi companies offer standard cars and shuttles from the port. The city's public bus system offers affordable rates and scenic views whilst travelling around Dunedin.
    • Famous For
      Baldwin Street is known as one of the steepest residential streets in the world.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      Learn the history of beer at Speight's Brewery, which has been on the same site since its founding in 1876. Make sure you sample their famous Gold Medal Ale.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      The Octagon, an eight-sided plaza in Dunedin's city centre, borders many important buildings, including the Dunedin Town Hall, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Regent Theatre and the Dunedin Public Art Gallery.

Dunedin TOP EXCURSIONS

A Variety of Choices

We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.

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Pride of the South - Brewery & Otago Museum

Sample a selection of unique beers at the Speight’s Brewery and then delve into the history of the Otago region by brows...

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Dunedin Peninsula – Wildlife & Larnach Castle

Explore the peninsula of Dunedin, the wildlife capital of New Zealand. Visit the Albatross colony in their natural habit...

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Highlights of Dunedin

Dunedin is known for being home to some of the country's most adored Victorian structures, its streets are adorned with ...

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Nature’s Wonders Wildlife Safari

A scenic drive takes you past the charming towns of Sawyer's Bay, Roseneath and St. Leonard's, which all rest along the ...

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Featured Dunedin CRUISE ITINERARIES

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Hike or bike New Zealand’s verdant Te Mata Peak.

12-Day Australia & New Zealand

Get to know New Zealand with 9 consecutive port stops.
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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Sydney (Australia);
Auckland (New Zealand); Tauranga (Rotorua) (New Zealand); Napier (New Zealand); Wellington (New Zealand); Akaroa (New Zealand); Dunedin (Port Chalmers) (New Zealand);
DISEMBARK Sydney (Australia);
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Soak up the serenity of tranquil Mt. Maunganui.

16-Day Australia & New Zealand from Sydney

Cross Australia and New Zealand off your bucket list. | 2 overnights and 7 stops in New Zealand.
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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Sydney (Australia);
Eden (Australia); Burnie (Tasmania) (Australia); Melbourne (Australia); Dunedin (Port Chalmers) (New Zealand); Akaroa (New Zealand); Wellington (New Zealand); Napier (New Zealand); Tauranga (Rotorua) (New Zealand); Auckland (New Zealand);
DISEMBARK Sydney (Australia);
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Imagine docking in beautiful Wellington Harbour.

14-Day Australia & New Zealand from Sydney

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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Sydney (Australia);
Dunedin (Port Chalmers) (New Zealand); Akaroa (New Zealand); Picton (New Zealand); Wellington (New Zealand); Napier (New Zealand); Tauranga (Rotorua) (New Zealand); Auckland (New Zealand);
DISEMBARK Sydney (Australia);
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