Private Tour: Dunedin To The Catlins

From USD 78.33
Per Person
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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
  • Departure Details :
    Your Dunedin accomodation
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


Waterfalls, deserted beaches, coastal rainforest, and rare wildlife can all be found in the Catlins. Explore this remote part of the South Island on a private day trip from Dunedin.You'll learn about early Maori inhabitants and European settlers from your personal guide, who has a Department of Conservation (DOC) concession with access tounforgettable places.


  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Instant Confirmation

Know More about this tour

This10-hour personalized tour of the Otago Peninsula and the Catlins begins with pickup from your Dunedin accommodation in the morning by private vehicle. You'llmeandersouth along ascenic route through the seaside village of Brighton before stopping at the mouth of the Taieri River for photos. Continuing on, your guide passes through Waihola and Balclutha en route to Owaka gateway to the Catlins.

Your first short walk takes you to Nugget Point, perhaps themost recognizablelandform of the Otago coastline. Your guide will point outrugged rocks likened to gold nuggets where New Zealand fur seals and seabirds can be viewed. If you visit between December and February it is often possibleto spotelephant seals from the viewing platform.

Continuing south, your next stop is afavorite bayforHooker's sea lions. After being hunted to near extinction, only about 200 remain on the mainland, and you mayget as close as 33 feet (10 meters)for a close look at these rare marine mammals.

After driving through native coastal rainforest, hike past ancient treesto the highest waterfall in the Catlins. Learn to identifybush birds and native plants en route toMcLean Falls, arguably the most stunningof thecascades. Further south you have theopportunity to see one of the rarest and smallest dolphins in the world, the Hectors dolphin, from a vantage point. The nutrient-rich waters attract them to one of the bays during the warmer months.

Enjoylight refreshments before a final stop at a uniquepetrified forest; at low tide the fossilized remains of an ancient forest can be seen. Your tour concludes with the return trip to Dunedin or an optional drop-off inInvercargill or the Stewart Island Ferry Terminal.


  • Gratuities
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • National Park fees
  • Light refreshments
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Lunch

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Comfortable walking shoes recommended