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Invercargill to Dunedin with Stewart Island Option

Depart from Invercargill at 8.30am or Bluff at 9.15am and spend the day with one of our experienced Driver/Guides exploring the beautiful Catlins. Partake in short walks through Native New Zealand forest and along sandy beaches for the chance to view waterfalls and Native New Zealand wildlife, such as Sea Lions and Yellow Eyed penguins if they are about. 
We also make various stops throughout the day for photo opportunities at scenic view points so be sure to remember your camera!
Finish your day in Dunedin. The Edinburgh of the south!

Duration 8 hours
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    • Day trip (destination A to B)
    • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
    • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • What's included :
    • Transport from Invercargill to Dunedin
    • Photo stop at Bluff’s Signpost
    • Ferry fare to Stewart Island (St Island Catlins Spectacular option)
    • Stops at Curio Bay, Catlins Rain Forest, Cannibal Bay and or Nugget Point
    • Bush walk to Waterfalls
    What's excluded :
    • Personal expenses
    • Lunch
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Accommodation
  • Meet one of our experienced driver guides at your selected pick up location on Invercargill for an 8.30am Departure or Bluff for a 9.15am Departure.
    If you have opted to include Stewart Island: We will drop you off at the Bluff ferry terminal so that you can catch the 9.45am ferry from Bluff to Stewart Island (included). You will then spend at least 1 night on Stewart Island (more during winter. Accommodation not included) and get on the 8am ferry back to Bluff the next day (included) where we will pick you up to carry on through The Catlins.
    Spend the day exploring Waipapa Point, where you may be able to spot some New Zealand Sea Lions, Porpoise Bay, where Dolphins sometimes hang out, The petrified forest at Curio Bay, One (sometimes more) of the many waterfalls through out The Catlins and of course the short walk to the iconic Nugget Point Light House before stopping at Roaring bay to see if we can spot some Yellow Eyed Penguins (Hoiho). We also make short stops at various view points through out the day for photo opportunities.
    Your day will finish in Dunedin between 6pm and 7pm depending on the time of year.
  • Departure Point :
    Beach Road Holiday Park at 8.15am Tuatara Backpackers at 8.30am Invercargill Information Centre at 8.30-8.45am Centrally located accommodation Pick ups 8.30am-8.30am (Please advise where you are staying) Bluff at 9.15am
    Departure Time :
    8:15 AM
    Return Detail :
    On Top Backpackers
    12 Filleul Street, Dunedin, 9016
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • If taking Stewart Island option, please make sure to let the reservations team know where and how long you plan to stay
    • The buses have up to 24 seats for passengers
    • If bringing an infant, please provide your own booster seat
    • The bus has both heating and air conditioning, but no Wi-Fi
    • The bus does not have a toilet, but frequent bathroom stops are made
    • Ensure that your wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a shower/wind proof jacket
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.



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Organised by Headfirst Travel

Activity ID: V-21521P9

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