Dunedin Sights with Olveston House LT70


Experience the city of Dunedin, New Zealand’s ‘City of Firsts’, from Scottish settlement in 1848 to the present day, enjoy a half day sightseeing tour of this beautiful city with a fully guided tour at the magnificent stately "Olveston House" included. The tour cost includes your transfers to and from your accommodation.

9:30-10:00am 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. Collected from Olveston House and 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.

  • 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
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Activity type : Daily Activity
Activity Time : 09:30am - 10:00am
Duration : 4 hours approximately
Maximum number of people : 35
Venue Facilities : Air Conditioned Coach, Fully Guided Tour, Admission to Olveston House. Compliementary Hotel / Motel pick up and drop off
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  • Tour was great, the guide was great, and Olveston House was terrific. We're so glad that we booked this excursion!
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  • We had an excellent tour guide who has lived in Dunedin for years. We also enjoyed a semi- privated tour of the Olveston House. For the value, you get a magnificent tour and with the complimentary pick up and drop off at the Port you save on having to pay for the cruise ships shuttle service into the city, which is quite expensive!!
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  • This tour was above expectations. Olveston House is not like a lot of other heritage building tours. The building itself and the story behind it is fascinating. The people who work there are so passionate about their building and their city. It is a very friendly, interesting place to visit. The pickup was prompt and hassle free. The tour bus driver was friendly and had a wealth of local knowledge. We booked this tour for a land day while cruising and it ended up being just a small group tour, so it was almost like having your own chauffeur driven tour at a fraction of the price for similar tours that we could have chosen. I would recommend this tour and this company to all other travelers.
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  • The best tour ,value for money, and shows how beautiful Dunedin is . Our driver was super and told us so much,highly recommend this tour is for everyone thank you
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    We had only 6 people (I think) on the tour of Olveston House. A wonderful experience, especially as being a small group. Others arrived and were rushed through all the rooms. Our driver allowed us plenty of time to see everything. Our driver then took us for an extensive drive around Dunedin. Beautiful place.
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  • "A Good Option"
    We wanted to see Dunedin yet have some free time to look around the city and do some shopping. This tour was great, had a fully guided tour of Olveston House and then had free time to ourselves in the city. In the afternoon did the fully city sightseeing tour which was very informative and extremely interesting. It was the perfect option for us.
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