New Zealand Alert Levels 2 & 1
Dear customers, at this stage we have not received any confirmation from the government when the cruise ships are allowed again to New Zealand.
However, as soon as the borders are opened and the cruise ships dock, we will be there for you to welcome you to our beautiful Dunedin and show you around. For more information, please see below or contact us.
Cruise Ship Excursions with Headfirst Travel let you experience the best bits of Dunedin – with a guarantee you’ll be back to your ship on time!
Cruise Ship Excursions from Port Chalmers, Dunedin
We offer combo tours to Dunedin’s best sights and attractions including Larnach Castle with our dedicated BALL team (Bringing Alive Local Legends). Our Driver Guides ensure you have the best experience possible during your short time in Dunedin.
We are the official transport for the Taieri Gorge Railway train excursions and have some great trips available combining this with our other great partner attractions.
These include Larnach Castle and Speights Brewery. Join us for your offshore
cruise ship excursion today!
Our City Hopper tour is a fantastic way to see Dunedin’s Sights and sounds and allows you the flexibility of hopping on and off to visit places such as the Otago
Museum, Baldwin Street, Dunedin Botanic Gardens and much more.
Read on for great combo deals and let us take care of everything! All packages include transfers from Port Chalmers to Dunedin and return.
TAIERI GORGE RAILWAY COMBOS:
One of the World’s great train trips. A four and a half hour return journey to Pukerangi or six and a half hours to Middlemarch.
Add on your choice of Combination tour such as Larnach Castle or the Speight’s Brewery Tour
All combinations include transfers to and from Port Chalmers.
- TGR Pukerangi – City Sights $155 per adult, $60 per child.
- TGR Pukerangi – Larnach Castle $205 per adult, $99 per child.
(Not always available due to departure time of ship.)
- TGR Pukerangi – train and transfers only $139 per adult, $60 per child.
SEASIDER WAITATI COMBOS:
Pacific Coast 90-minute train spectacular aboard the Dunedin Railways carriage. Option to add on a Larnach Castle tour. All combinations include transfers to and from Port Chalmers.
- The Seasider Waitati – City Sights $115 per adult, $50 per child.
- The Seasider Waitati – Larnach Castle $165 per adult, $85 per child.
LARNACH CASTLE COMBOS:
Discover New Zealand’s only Castle with our knowledgeable Driver Guides. Add on your choice of Combination tour such as Cadbury World or the Speight’s Brewery Tour. All combination packages include transfers to and from Port Chalmers, castle entry with guided tour and city sights.
- Larnach Castle – $99 per adult, $60 per child.
- Larnach Castle – Speight’s Brewery Tour $130 per adult, $75 per child.
- Larnach Castle – Olveston Historic Home $125 per adult, $65 per child.
DUNEDIN HOPPER (City Sights):
See Dunedin’s best attractions within 30 minutes of the city centre.
Includes free time in Dunedin. Regular circuits every 20 to 30 minutes
(see schedule on arrival for each ship) allowing you to hop on and off.
Stops include George Street (shopping), Baldwin Street, Botanic Gardens, University of Otago, Otago Museum, Railway Station (for Otago Settlers Museum) and Speight’s Brewery. All combo’s include transfers to and from Port Chalmers.