New Zealand Alert Level 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.

Headfirst Travel offer a range of Cruise Ship excursions around New Zealand ports.

Tailored for your visit. We guarantee you’ll be back to your ship on time!

Double Decker in Dunedin

Double Decker in Dunedin

Sit back and relax as we show you the sights of your cruise ship destination. We have scheduled services available from Dunedin that are specifically catered for cruise ship excursions.

Our dedicated BALL team (Bringing Alive Local Legends) combed with the best local attractions ensure you have the best experience possible. Personalised charter services also available.

We have a range of vehicles including;

  • Mercedes Sprinter – 11 seats
  • Mercedes Vallente – 6 seats
  • Mitsubishi Rosa – 23 seats
  • our three double deckers, Clifford, Bertie and Lincoln in Dunedin.

In Dunedin we work closely with Otago Heritage Bus Society and their fleet of restored local buses.


Our City Hopper service offers combination tours to Dunedin’s best sights and attractions. These include Larnach Castle, OCHO Chocolate Company, Olveston Historic House, Taieri Gorge Railway, and Speights Brewery.

Approaching Hindon on the Taieri Gorge Train

Approaching Hindon on the Taieri Gorge Train

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.

We are the official transport for the Taieri Gorge Railway. Combine this exhilarating rail experience with a journey back in time at Larnach Castle .

Read on for great combination deals and let us take care of everything! All packages include transfers from Port Chalmers to Dunedin and return.

For more detail on our Dunedin Cruise Ship Excursions CLICK HERE