Here’s what we did in Port Chalmers/Dunedin, NZ!
Travel Dates: 13 Nov 2014
Transportation: Public bus (You can pay for the cruise ship shuttle to Dunedin for $10, or take the public bus for about $4.)
The cruise ship docks in Port Chalmers. They had a huge tent with free wifi right when you get off ship! Inside the tent there were also lots of tour options. At first we were going to take the hop-on/hop-off tour, but thankfully we got our money back because we realized the city was very walkable (once you get to Dunedin).
We decided just to walk around the city. It was a very WINDY day! Definitely the coldest of the trip. We visited the Dunedin Railway Station (right in the center of town), walked to the Cadbury World Factory (purchased some delicious chocolate), stopped in at the local Speight brewery, and explored a local version of Sam’s Club. The Cadbury Factory offers tours, but we opted just to buy some chocolate. Later we found out they have an option for just a tasting tour that could have been fun. It was a nice city (smaller than Wellington but bigger than Tauranga, Picton, and Napier), but very chilly.
Some other options were visiting the Larnach Castle, the Olveston House, Otago Peninsula (for penguins and seals – this was our back up option if they day prior had bad weather), or taking the Taieri Gorge Railway Tour (scenic railroad).