A 8.7km of predator-exclusion fence, protects reintroduced native animals, including breeding pairs of the very rare Saddlebacks, tuatara and skinks. From the interactive visitor centre are spectacular views over the valley containing three square kilometres of regenerating bush, some of it over a century old containing the tallest tree in New Zealand. 

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Garden & City Tour
See the main sights of Dunedin for a reasonable price. Includes a guided tour
and return to the ship. Comfortable air conditioned vehicle and the freedom
to explore on your own at all stops.

Low cost excursions

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Exploring New Zealand, Port Chalmers

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Offering a free pickup service for Cruise Ship Passengers and crew, Hare Hill Horse Treks is 5 minutes by car from the Wharf around in Deborah Bay.

Choose from a 3 hour Beach Ride rNZ $160pp; a Scenic Harbour Trek 1-2 hours NZ $85; an Individual NZ $45 or Joint NZ $40 Riding Lesson 

We offer a free pick up for bus and Cruise Ship passengers and crew.

All riding gear is supplied if necessary and all levels of riding ability are catered for from from first timers to experienced riders in dressage and cross country.

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“One of the best tours I have had in New Zealand!”

Heritage Pub Tour - A unique tour of character heritage hotels stories of local characters and events from the days of early sealers and whalers, watersiders, intrepid adventurers.

You can book for this Tour onboard Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises, for other cruises please contact Pete through his website

This tour takes approximately 3 hours visiting 4 -5 hotels tasting NZ Quality Boutique Beers at New Zealand Prices this is with your own guide a knowledgeable and experienced local historian and guide. This is a walking tour but on easy flat contours.


Newly refurbished, delightful light and warm, with many interesting exhibits on 2 levels. 

This unique museum was formerly the Post and Telegraph Office when Captain Scott and his crew left Port Chalmers for Antarctica on 29 November 1910. The last letters and telegrams they sent went from this building.


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Port Chalmers Community Market is held on the 3rd Sunday of each month. Happens rain or shine, throughout the year. 

Located on the green lawn opposite the 4 Square on the main street.

We have locally grown organic produce,arts,crafts, plants and coffee. 

All kinds of interesting stalls and buskers. 

Stalls are free and no need to book. 10am til 2pm.

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The Port Chalmers Golf Club, only 5minutes drive from dockside, is renowned for its friendly, welcoming attitude and is a popular 3-putt venue. Cruise ship visitors often visit this wonderful 9 hole course (transport available). Fabulous views, the sound of native birds, a crowd-free course and above all, a great golfing challenge for seasoned golfers and a fun filled adventure to those who may be new to the game. View the video.

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If you'd like to come sailing with us, there are usually free places available. You can ring first (Clubhouse 03 472 7081), or simply turn up at the clubhouse on race day. Arrive an hour or so before start time & make yourself known. Check out the Race Program and dates here. 

Racing is generally held in the Otago Harbour just close to the clubhouse, with many vantage points for viewing or if you would prefer just to watch you are able to relax and watch from the lawn outside the Clubhouse.

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