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#1
Perth West Australia
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The ship docks at Port Chalmers about 18klm from Dunedin the Ship transport bus to town cost US$10 US$20 return when you go to the departure shed go to bottom right corner to exit walk 100 yds cross two intersections take the right fork walk 15 yds and this is the public bus stop cost NZ$6 return NZ$12 this public bus takes the same route as the ships bus stops maybe two times for locals,. on Saturdays and Sundays leaves 15 minutes past the hour returns 30 minutes past the hour if mid week check times with the volunteers in the departure shed they say it takes two hours to walk have G /day Aussie
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Originally posted by Aussie One
The ship docks at Port Chalmers about 18klm from Dunedin the Ship transport bus to town cost US$10 US$20 return when you go to the departure shed go to bottom right corner to exit walk 100 yds cross two intersections take the right fork walk 15 yds and this is the public bus stop cost NZ$6 return NZ$12 this public bus takes the same route as the ships bus stops maybe two times for locals,. on Saturdays and Sundays leaves 15 minutes past the hour returns 30 minutes past the hour if mid week check times with the volunteers in the departure shed they say it takes two hours to walk have G /day Aussie
Thanks for the info Very helpful
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Originally posted by dani negreanu
Thanks for the info Very helpful
If there are two ships in port, as there often are, the public bus fills up very quickly and you may be left at the bus stop for some time.
#4
Perth West Australia
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Originally posted by SinbadThePorter
If there are two ships in port, as there often are, the public bus fills up very quickly and you may be left at the bus stop for some time.
The bus stop outside the frock shop is the first stop you would be unlucky not to board i,m sure standing room is available as well Aussie
#5
Glasgow ,Scotland
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We will be visiting Dunedin in Feb but have not booked any tours as yet .My question is will there be tour operators at the dock so that we can decide on the day or is it better to try and arrange something beforehand ?

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Originally posted by scotslizzy
We will be visiting Dunedin in Feb but have not booked any tours as yet .My question is will there be tour operators at the dock so that we can decide on the day or is it better to try and arrange something beforehand ?

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Scotslizzy
Here is a site you can pre bookhttps://www.viator.com/tours/Dunedin-and-The-Otago-Peninsula/Dunedin-Cruise-Ships-Shore-Excursions/d758-21521P5/important-info
#7
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Originally posted by scotslizzy
We will be visiting Dunedin in Feb but have not booked any tours as yet .My question is will there be tour operators at the dock so that we can decide on the day or is it better to try and arrange something beforehand ?

Thanks

Scotslizzy
We always use Good Company as they are very reliable and a full refund will be paid should your ship be unable to dock due to bad weather.They are also so much cheaper than booking through the ship and will get you back in plenty of time .
If there is something you really want to do it is always best to book tours before hand as the tours book out fast.
https://www.goodcompanytours.co.nz/
Cheers Trish
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Plenty of choices inside the large embarkation shed when you get off the ship, lots of Tourist Council tour operators. We went on the Lanarch Castle, City and Country bus tour with HeadFirst Hop on Hop off Tours, can't remember the cost but we'll worth it. Leaves from just outside the wharf.
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Glasgow ,Scotland
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Thanks for all the info. I am not keen in organising too much in case of changes to the schedule but on the other hand don't want to come a long way then miss out on good tours !

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Awesome tours has a wonderful nature tour which combines city highlights with penguins and royal albatross. Mark Dixon was a pleasure to work with.
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