Dunedin Cruise Ship Shore Excursions
Looking for a guided tour of historic Dunedin and the exotic Otago Peninsula?
Back to Nature Tours provides the best professional Cruise Ship Shore Excursions and Dunedin Day Tours to introduce you to New Zealand’s first city. We also offer unique bespoke tours tailor-made for your group and specialise in private and small group tours led by enthusiastic and experienced guides, helping you fully experience our city that is blessed with wildlife, scenery and a fascinating history.
Back to Nature Tours is locally owned and based in Dunedin, New Zealand. Our tours focus on the beautiful biodiversity of New Zealand, peppered with local interest. Our Dunedin wildlife tours will give you the chance to experience our rare wildlife up close – huge sea lions, wide-wing albatrosses and the famous yellow-eyed penguins. Breathe in the history of many Dunedin attractions such as the Larnach Castle and the Historic Dunedin Railway Station.
We are a young company with a strong passion for tourism and conservation. The philosophy we live by is simple and born in the wilderness of New Zealand: without conservation there would be no flora or fauna. As tourism experts, we strongly believe that we should contribute to enhancing the biodiversity of our local area. Through hands-on conservation work and tourism excellence, we aim to ensure you will be left feeling inspired after your Dunedin day tour.
We don’t just offer tours of Dunedin and the Otago Peninusla. Our Tauranga Tours and Akaroa Tour will take you to excellent sights exploring much more of New Zealand’s rich culture and history, including the geothermal pools in Rotorua, the French-influenced village in Akaroa and the picturesque Middle Earth with our Hobbiton Tour package. Wherever we guide you, we promise an unforgettable experience!
Dunedin Cruise Ship Day Excursions For Nature Lovers
Back to Ship Guarantee
Exploring New Zealand by cruise ship? Do so worry-free with our guarantee to get you back to your ship on time. And if your ship is unable to berth because of weather or mechanical issues, we’ll fully refund you promptly. Relax your mind and join us!
Commitment to Conservation
We are a local environmentally friendly tourism operator committed to providing a high quality, sustainable wildlife tours that educate and inspire. Our team donates a minimum 100 hours each year to conservation efforts including the Sinclair Wetlands and various Department of Conservation projects.
With nearly 20 years in operation, we are deeply connected with the New Zealand landscape, history, culture and wildlife. Our knowledgable guides are trained to a high standard and have all the attributes that come with experience. We promise to be professional yet personal to help you enjoy the best of our country. We won’t skimp on giving you a guide with great character, expertise and leadership.
Dunedin Cruise Excursions + Tours
Make the most of your shore excursion in Dunedin, Otago, the oldest city in New Zealand, which boasts impressive sandy beaches and rugged coastlines, is home to rare wildlife including the yellow-eyed penguin and has a fascinating history from its Scottish settlers and proud Maori tribe...
Tauranga Shore Excursions + Day Tours
Explore the explosive origins of New Zealand and see the unique geothermal pools in Rotorua, or visit the area made famous by the Lord of the Rings movies which holds beauty and serenity amongst the rolling green hills...
Arjhun T: I found the Back to nature tours via TripAdvisor owing to popular reviews and they sure did live up to my expectations...
Ty E: This was one of the best nature tours we have taken! It was a magical day and one of the highlights to our trip to NZ...
Ashley M: We had a fantastic day exploring Dunedin, learning about the gardens outside Larnach Castle. I highly recommend this tour...
Bruce O: Thank you immensely, for wrapping up our holiday to New Zealand with a day we will never forget! 10/10!!!...
Gill G: Commentary and information very good, excellent value for money...
Akaroa, in the Canterbury region of the South Island of New Zealand, is an idyllic seaside village with a delightful French influence, a legacy left by many of the early settlers. The tranquil harbour is nestled in the crater of a long extinct volcano...