We went on the green bus hop on hop off tour bus into dunedin and these guys are excellent. "ralph owns the company and has a couple of buses that run this excellent tour" they take you to the best stops in dunedin and you can get out take some pictures and then hop back on and go somewhere else. you get a sticker to wear and you can hop on and off the bus as you like as long as you know when the last bus is to get you back to the ship.
There is a full commentary done by the driver whilst driving around on this hop on hop off bus.
we stopped near the steepest street in dunedin and had photos taken and then went to the tourist shop and you can get a certificate for saying you walked up it whilst you only took photos at the bottom of it.
the taxi's in dunedin suck as we went on the hop on hop off bus to the museum and then we could not get back to the ship as easy as we wished to so we tried calling a taxi but they where too busy taking other passengers around, we ended up walking back half way to the i site tourist centre and then flagged down a taxi for the ones who where struggling to get back. and waited paitently to go back on the hop on hop off bus back to the ship.
great cheap souveniors from the chemist next to the i site tourist shop.
we also went to picton and went on a tour with the maori experience and went out to marlbourgh to blenhiem it was a great tour and the maori warrior and dancers where excellent.
we got photos taken with them and had morning tea provided to us and found this was a great tour to take with children and family and they are very adaptable to new comers and the chief that was picked from our bus tour was good. and we even done the "hungi" the way that the maori greet people.
i would love to go back and do this tour again down the track as they are only starting to get this a operational tour and it is family based maori experience. they sung and danced and the performers where only children and they were excellent.
we then went to "the vines" for afternoon tea and had ice cream and got to have a look through and taste the fudge and wine if we so decided too.