Dunedin – Coastal Train with Dunedin Sights and Olveston House LT71A


Experience the magnificent scenery of the Otago Peninsula by Railway on the Silver Fern Train and then in the afternoon enjoy a city sightseeing tour of Dunedin. The tour includes admission and a tour of Olveston House.

From 9:00am  Collected from your accommodation and travel through the  Central City with an introduction to the city and attractions. We set you down at Olveston House for a 1 hour tour of the house with its global collection of stately treasures.

At 10.30am you will be collected and taken to the train station. Departing on the Silverfern Train  at 11.00 am you will travel by train from Dunedin through the cities picturesque harbourside suburbs, followed by views over Port Chalmers and Careys Bay, along the cliff tops over looking the Pacific Ocean and Blue Skin Bay.  Throughout this round trip journey there will be  some magnificent photo opportunities. The return train journey  is 1½ hours in duration,

At 2.30 following some discretionary time in central Dunedin for  a late lunch and/or shopping you will be collected from the railway stationand set off on a full-commentary coach tour round the outskirts of the city taking in the ‘dress circle’ of Dunedin’s original homes of the wealthy settlers, to a lookout overlooking the city, up the world’s steepest street, through the University campus, out to the Peninsula high road for spectacular harbour, rural and ocean views, lastly down to the St Clair beach esplanade before returning back to your accommodation at approximately 4:30pm.

•Silver Fern Train with spectacular harbour, peninsula, countryside and sea views
•NZ’s oldest University,
•Botanical Gardens,
•Dunedin’s classic old railway station and courthouse precinct
•The Robbie Burns statue, Scottish poet & unofficial patron to the arts of Dunedin
•Otago Boys High School
•Great hilltop & cityscape photo opportunities
•Historic Buildings, neo-gothic church architecture and Cathedrals, Stately Homes
•…and the World’s Steepest Street!
•1 hour guided tour of “Olveston House”, Experience early 20th century affluence 4 stories and 35 rooms, Global collection of original stately treasures.  Totally authentic experience-right down to the beautifully restored 1922 Fiat 510 in the garage


Activity type : Daily Activity
Activity Time : 0900
Duration : 7.5 hrs approximately
Maximum number of people : 25
Venue Facilities : Air Conditioned Coach, Silver Fern Railway, Fully Guided Tour, Olveston House. Compliementary Hotel / Motel pick up and drop off
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  • Fantastic shore excursion , highly recommend . Dunedin is a very scenic place and the train trip was just great. ..perfect weather perfect day .
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  • This tour was fantastic. Well planned, scenic and historically very interesting. Tour guide very knowledgeable
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  • Everything worked perfectly our driver gave a fine description of the highlights we saw and he got us back to the ship on time. Both the train and Olveston House were well worth experiencing and the cost of the tour was half that being charged by the cruise ship.
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  • Wonderful train trip. Easy pickup and back to cruise ship. Beautiful scenery. Good live narration as you travel. Followed by City Tour. the guided tour of Olveston House was great. Would recommend. Considerably less expensive than tour through Princess.
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    "Fantastic Option"
    We were in Dunedin on the Golden Princess and had purchased this tour in advance at the recommendation of some friends who had travelled on this excursion earlier in the year. What a truly fantastic option, we visited and had a fully guided tour of Olveston House and then travelled on the train south along the coast, what great scenery. In the afternoon had a city sightseeing tour with very good informative and humorous commentary. Couldn't have been a better day.
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