Peninsula tours focus on penguin conservation and close-up observation from a system of hides and trenches.
Travel Guru 13
Redeemed tours on ship. Akaroa was next and is not on your list (probably have Christchurch). Wine and Cheese/Sheep Shearing. 5 will be a 5+ when leaving from Christchurch and not such a winding, long bus ride (Got car sick Dunedin and Akaroa.
Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Dunedin was a great port call; but the ship actually uses Port Chalmers, then guests are transported into Dunedin and other venues for Dunedin. The staff who conduct tours to see Yellow-eyed Penguins, were all very helpful and gave a lot of good information about the penguins and their habits. They are amazing animals. This excursion will also allow the passengers to visit the local train depot and other city sights.
Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We hired a car and had a wonderful day driving round the Otago Peninsula - you need to get out and get onto the beaches - spectacular scenery, sea lions on the beach,sadly no penguins.
Provider: Independent Operator