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Personalized Tour of Dunedin
"Dunedin has much to offer in the way of wildlife and historic buildings. In the city itself we have excellent Edwardian and Victorian architecture including the historic train station and Otago University. The Botanic Gardens Otago museum and the Early Settlers museum are also worth a visit at no cost. There are also some excellent spots for photo opportunities of the entire city.Only one hour north of Dunedin is the amazing Moeraki boulders and a nearby seal and sea lion Natures Wonders and Penguin Place each of which offer guided tours. On the way we have amazing scenery between our typical New Zealand hilly sheep country and the Pacific Ocean. You can also visit the historic homestead of Olveston or enjoy the Cadbury C if any attractions are wanting to be visited the clients pays for the ticket locally and it isn't included in the price.""""Our 4 hour personalized tours of Dunedin for small groups of a maximum of 4 people give you the best way to see Dunedin. Tours can include wildlife historic buildings
From NZD300.00
 
Mount Cook to Queenstown Tour
"Journey deep into the Southern Alps on a half day sightseeing tour from Mount Cook to Queenstown.Set off to Queenstown in a luxury coach enjoying the commentary from your local driver guide as you travel south. Travel through rugged high country landscape of the Mackenzie Basin. Skirting the shores of Lake Dunstan your tour crosses the Lindis Pass into Omarama for afternoon tea (own expense).Relax as you take in the spectacular scenery that changes from rugged ranges and mirror lakes to the winding Kawarau River Gorge before emerging into the lush green farmland surrounding your destination of Queenstown where you will be transferred to your hotel.""""Be mesmerised by the alpine surroundings of the truly unique region of New Zealand's South Island as you leave Mount Cook on a one-way tour to Queenstown. Depart Mount Cook village in the afternoon and travel down the western side of Lake Pukaki
From NZD181.00
 
Mount Cook to Wanaka Tour
"Stop for a short afternoon tea break in the farming community of Omarama before beginning the ascent over the Lindis Pass into the historical gold mining region of Central Otago. On your arrival at the small town of Tarras transfer to a shuttle service which will take you on the last leg of your journey to picturesque Wanaka located on the southern shores of Lake Wanaka where you will be transferred to your hotel.""""In the afternoon depart the Mount Cook village and travel down the western side of Lake Pukaki at the foot of New Zealand's tallest mountain
From NZD209.00

Most Viewed Things to Do in Oamaru

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Yellow-Eyed Penguins

Bushy beach is a quiet are along Oamaru coast, where you are likely to see yellow eyed penguins. Differently from the little blue penguins, yellow eyed are very shy, they don't like to see or hear...
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Historic town

If you have the time, go for a walk around the "Original Commercial area of Oamaru." This area is known as.... New Zealand's most complete Victorian Streetscape. with buildings dating from the...
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Blue Penguin Colony

A big blue penguin colony settled down in Oamaru, giving you a unique opportunity to observe these little lovely animals from very close. Penguins are used to come back from the seaside in the...
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Moeraki Boulders

The coast and specially the boulders make a very nice day trip (or if you are on the way from/to Dundin a great stopping place) out of Oamaru (SH1, 30 km south of Oamaru). The little fishing village...
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SEAFARER'S MEMORIAL LOOKOUT

A memorial to all seafarers who sailed from the Port of Oamaru and lost their lives at sea is the lookout. From here, you get fantastic views of Oamaru and the bay, it is well worth coming to, a must...
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Vintage steam train

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CRITERION HOTEL

Another beautiful building to feast your eyes on, is the Criterion Hotel, which was built in 1877.Operating as a licensed hotel until prohibition came to Oamaru in 1905, it was still used as a private...
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SAINT PATRICK'S BASILICA

This magnificent Catholic church is constructed of Oamaru stone and was built in various stages, the first in 1893 and the last in 1918. The Basilica follows the pattern of the large, roofed buildings...
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WAITAKI BOYS HIGH SCHOOL

This is another impressive building, but located in Waitaki Avenue.Waitaki Boys' High School, founded in 1883, is a secondary school for boys, and also a boarding school.The school is notable for its...
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More than Penguins: Oamaru - a White Stone Beauty

Oamaru, located half-way between Timaru and Dunedin on the Otago coast, is rather well-known for its colony of Little Blue Penguins. It is less known for its sheer beauty. A beauty made of the white...
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Visit the Moeraki Boulders

If you are traveling between Oamaru and Dunedin, the Moeraki Boulders command at least a short visit. The boulders lie just off SH1 forty-kilometers south of Oamaru, and the signs along SH1 make them...
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Visit the Penguin Colonies

Oamaru’s main draw these days is its penguins. Within walking distance of the town center are colonies of world’s smallest and rarest penguins – Little (or Blue) and Yellow-eyed Penguins,...
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Baby Yellows... (Browns ??)

If you come to Oamaru in the summer time, you may be fortunate enough to see some babies yellow eyed penguins in the nest.First thing you will notice is their colorings. While adults are black and...
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Hit the Beach !!!

At sunset, sit up high in the designated "Penguin Blind" and watch the little guys hit the beach...It is pretty interesting as they will pause on the beach for quite a while (seemingly for a photo op,...
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"Architecture & Historical"
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"Oamaru, Penguin Country..."
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"Penquins and Stone"
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"Oamaru and It's White Stone."
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"Amazing Oamaru"
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