Dunedin cruise port is the most southerly one located in New Zealand. The port is a busy one, located inside the Otago Harbor. Its boundaries are the Otago Peninsula (southern side) and the Larnach Castle. Dunedin cruise port is often nicknamed ” Edinburgh of the South” because it resembles the Scottish city with its Presbyterian character, Robert Burns‘ statue and the steep hills. Dunedin cruise port attract cruise passengers with interesting city tours and day trips.Popular overnight trip is Milford Sound via Queenstown.
Dunedin cruise port serves major cruise lines including P&O Australia Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Saga, Celebrity Cruises and Carnival Cruise Line.
Highlights: Victorian town, Taieri Gorge, Otago Peninsula, Moeraki Boulders
Dunedin cruise terminal
Dunedin cruise port is the fourth largest and oldest New Zealand city. There are a lot of young people thanks to the Otago University. The citizens are friendly and ready to help.
Dunedin cruise port terminal is located at Port Chalmers. It is a small town 10 inside Otago Harbour. The residents of the city are almost 3,000.
Dunedin cruise port terminal at Port Chalmers offers i-SITE information center, a temporary one, to help the cruisers. The city offers a cafe, an ATM and World supermarket. It you need internet, the closest access is at the town’s library.
The city center is 15 km from Dunedin cruise port terminal. There are available shuttle buses to the Octagon. The journey is like a sightseeing tours because it is along the bay side. There is also a taxi rank.
Dunedin is a compact city. The heart of the city is the Octagon and all the center and major sight are within a walking distance. There is a tourist info office, a post office and many different kinds of stores. There are two main streets – George Street (direction North form the Octagon) and Princes Street (direction South form the Octagon).
Cruise ships dock at Dunedin cruise port terminal all year round.
Dunedin tours, shore excursions, hotels
City Tours and Shore Excursions
- Larnach Castle: it dates from 1871. It is the only castle in New Zealand. It is named after Australian manager of the Bank of Otago, William Larnach.
- Royal Albatross Colony: located 30km from Dunedin cruise port, it is at Taiaroa Head (peninsula’s end).
- Olveston House: built for David Theomin, famous businessman, the Jacobean-style house dates from 1906. It is surrounded by beautiful garden and houses paintings and antiques collected by Mr Theomin during his travels around the world.
- Railway Station / Otago Settlers’ Museum: located down towards the Dunedin harbor. The building of the railway station is impressive with its tower with copper cap. At each corner there is a heraldic lion. The Otago Settlers’ Museum is in adjacent.
- Octagon: the Dunedin center. It has eight sides and it is the start of all tour walks. Here is the Robert Burns’ statue, the Town Hall (behind the statue) and the Anglican Cathedral St Paul’s.
- Taieri Gorge: the most popular Railway excursion will show you four hours of breathtaking scenery to the central part of Otago and back through the rugged mountain.
The Dunedin cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Dunedin, New Zealand.
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Port Dunedin cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Dunedin, New Zealand. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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8 October, 2016