Shore Excursion Details

Dunedin Peninsula – Wildlife & Larnach Castle

Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand

Dunedin Peninsula – Wildlife & Larnach Castle

DETAILS

  • 6
    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Meal

Enjoy a scenic drive past the charming towns along the shores of Otago Harbor and a brief orientation tour of Dunedin, including a drive past the botanical gardens and the historic University of Otago. Arrive at the Royal Albatross Center, get ready to experience the privilege of seeing the huge Albatrosses, with their incredible wing span of nearly 10 feet, glide smoothly and graceful from the viewing area. You’ll learn about their fascinating social and family life. In order to protect the birds’ natural habitat and from being overly disturbed, access is controlled.


Stop at Larnach Castle, an impressive stone mansion that was constructed between 1871 and 1885. Set in a park-like setting amidst trees and colorful gardens, the castle boasts many elaborate features, a result of the many English and Italian artisans and craftsmen who worked on the home. A curving hanging staircase, carved ceilings and an array of wonderful antiques on display showcase the castle's exceptional design. Enjoy lunch on the castle grounds and free time to stroll the beautiful property.


Need to Know:

Note: This tour includes approximately 2.5 hours of walking. A steep walk at the Albatross Center is required to access the Observatory and a 50 steps staircase must be negotiated to access the second floor of the Larnach Castle. There aer no ramps or elevators. This tour is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested. There are no ramps or elevators in the castle. Comfortable walking shoes and a light raincoat are recommended. Tour operates with a driver/guide.

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ACTIVITY ATTRIBUTES

Excursion Type:

Historical Landmarks

Activity Level:

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Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.
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