Silversea Luxury Cruises A Port Chalmers (Dunedin)

Port Chalmers (Dunedin)

European whaling ships first called at Otago Province during the early decades of the 1800s, yielding a mixed response from the native Māori. In 1848 Dunedin was settled, and by the mid-1860s the city was the economic hub of the Otago gold rush. Dunedin's historical wealth endures in such institutions as the University of Otago, the oldest in the country. But if any region can bring out the bird-watcher in you, this is it; the area is home to the Royal Albatross and yellow-eyed penguins.

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Excursiones en Port Chalmers (Dunedin)

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Dunedin Heritage by Fine Motorcar

Relive the elegance and comfort of the sixties in a classic/contemporary Jaguar or Daimler automobile during this heritage tour of Dunedin.


Sightseeing in these splendid vehicles is a unique experience. The tour provides an in-depth introduction to New Zealand's oldest university town and its impressive landmarks. View Victorian and Edwardian buildings commissioned by merchants when the city was New Zealand's most prosperous. Although Dunedin's era of wealth is a thing of the past, it has left a legacy of extraordinary architecture.


Mount Cargill

Departing Port Chalmers, your classic car weaves its way up to a panoramic viewpoint, overlooking the city and the harbour. Continue to Dunedin, passing the Botanical Gardens at the northern end of the city and on the lower slopes of Signal Hill.


Historic District

During the city sightseeing drive, your guide will point out New Zealand's first university and the old railway station, an elegant construction of iron latticework and blue stone emblazoned with lions. Travel past the Municipal Chambers, Law Courts and the brick Victorian police station. A refreshment stop will be made at Speight's Brewery to enjoy a local lager before continuing on to Olveston.


Olveston

Stop at First Church - Dunedin's earliest house of worship, built in 1873. It is one of New Zealand's finest examples of Gothic architecture, complete with a 185-foot spire. Then, enjoy a visit to the Olveston Mansion, a 35-room residence that offers a glimpse of gracious living in a bygone era. Built for a wealthy and well-travelled local businessman, the Jacobean-style house was completed in 1906 and stands on an acre of landscaped grounds. A showplace of Edwardian grandeur, the house contains antique furniture, paintings and household articles acquired from various parts of the world.


Following your visit, continue sightseeing along Queen's Drive for a fine panoramic view of the city before heading back to Port Chalmers.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking. All areas visited are wheelchair accessible; however, guests must be able to embark/disembark the vehicle by themselves. There are approximately 90 stairs to climb at Speight's Brewery and Olveston and a lift is available at the brewery only. Participating guests with limited mobility and those who utilise a wheelchair may not be able to access all aspects of the venue. The order of sites may vary. Participation is limited due to the number of classic and contemporary Jaguar cars available; price is per person. We suggest you book this tour well in advance, to avoid disappointment.

Taieri Gorge by Train

A ride on the Taieri Gorge Railway is rated as one of the great scenic train journeys. The refurbished carriages are superb examples of Victorian railway engineering and reminiscent of Dunedin's unique heritage.


The train is made up of refurbished older-style wooden cars, which brings to life Dunedin's unique heritage, as well as offering you some truly spectacular sightseeing. You board alongside the ship at Port Chalmers and follow the shoreline of Otago Harbour to Dunedin. South of Dunedin city you cross the fertile Taieri Plains and enter the breath-taking Taieri Gorge.


A special highlight stop is made inside the Gorge for you to enjoy the views and take photographs. Morning tea and lunchboxes accompanied by soft drinks or local beer are served on-board the train.


Upon reaching the tiny settlement of Pukerangi there is time to stretch your legs before returning to Dunedin. The train returns down the same line. On arrival at Dunedin's gorgeous Edwardian-style railway station there will be a short photo stop. Don't miss the stunning stone work on the outside of the building and the custom-designed New Zealand Railways mosaic tiles in the main lobby.


The train then returns you to the pier area. If time permits and you wish, leave the tour at the Dunedin stop and return to the ship via the Silversea shuttle that departs every 30 minutes from the Octagon. Please see the shuttle schedule on-board.


Please note: This tour requires a minimal amount of walking, with 3 steps to get on/off the train carriage and coach. It is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilise a folding wheelchair. The train carriages are not air-conditioned and seating is not assigned. A sweater or light jacket is recommended as it can be cool at the gorge. A minimum number of participants are required to operate this tour. Duration is approximate and depends on other vehicles on the track.

Sea Kayaking along Otago Peninsula

This half-day kayaking adventure offers a fun experience along the scenic Otago Peninsula coastline.


From Port Chalmers, travel along the eastern shores of the Otago Harbour to Dunedin city. Turning to the western shores, proceed along Otago Peninsula towards the small settlement of Portobello.


After a safety briefing, all necessary equipment, including a life jacket, is distributed. Then, begin paddling along the rugged but beautiful coastline, making a beach stop en route to stretch your legs and to enjoy some light refreshments. Along the way, you may see many forms of marine life including royal albatross, yellow-eyed penguins, New Zealand fur seals and cormorants.


Upon the conclusion of your sea kayak adventure, re-board the mini-coach for the hour's return to the ship.


Please note: This tour involves approximately one hour of kayaking; it is only recommended to those guests who are physically fit. It is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. The drive to the Otago Peninsula is approximately one hour. Participation is limited; however, a minimum is required to operate. Sighting of wildlife cannot be guaranteed, but we do recommend you bring a water-proof camera in addition to warm clothing, a towel and swimwear. Operation is subject to favourable weather. In the event of rough sea conditions at the head of Otago Harbour, an alternative area for kayaking around St Martins Island will be substituted.

Mount Cargill & the Organ Pipes

Hike Mount Cargill, the most prominent peak in Dunedin and home to the amazing Organ Pipes, the basalt columns formed 10 million years ago during the area's volcanic eruptions. For a limited few, this trekking adventure offers a look at one of the natural wonders of southern New Zealand.


Mount Cargill

From Port Chalmers, transfer by mini-van to the base of the Mount Cargill Walkway, the starting point of your hike. Begin by hiking through a forest of secondary growth, up the steep and undulating unpaved trail. At the viewpoint, you are rewarded with superb vistas - look out over Otago Harbour, Mihiwaka, Mount Kettle, Blueskin Bay, and the Silver Peaks.


Next, your trail takes you into Mount Cargill's native bush, containing broadleaf, tree fuchsia, pepperwood, mountain cedar and emergent totara and many lush ferns.


A highlight of your guided walk is a stop to see the incredible Organ Pipes, the 10-million-year-old basalt formations created during the volcanic activity that formed Otago's Harbour. Once past the Organ Pipes, you will notice the vegetation becomes sparser and stunted as you ascend the pathway, which provides ever-expanding views. Wander through manuka, kanuka and dracophyllum scrub, finally emerging at Buttars Peak, which rises to an elevation of over 2,000 feet (609 metres) above sea level..


Savour light refreshments as you take in the panoramic views around you, before descending down the same track. Return to Port Chalmers via Dunedin and stop briefly in the Octagon, the centre of Dunedin before arriving at the pier. Guests wishing to remain in the city may opt to take the last shuttle bus back to the ship.


Please note: This tour requires an extensive amount of walking, especially in the early stages of the climb where about a half mile (800 metres) involves trekking up steep and undulating, unpaved tracks. Total walking distance is 1.86 miles round-trip (3 kilometres). Guests must be at least 10 years of age, physically fit and in good health to participate. This tour is not recommended to guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Please wear appropriate footwear and bring a warm jacket. Space is very limited; we suggest you book this tour well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Albatross & Penguins

Otago Peninsula is renowned for its diverse marine wildlife and spectacular scenery. This tour offers the opportunity of seeing the Royal Albatross and Yellow Eyed Penguin.


From the pier in Port Chalmers, board the coach and head south along Otago Harbour to the city of Dunedin passing through the downtown area en route to Otago Peninsula. Your coastal 90-minute drive up the Otago Peninsula takes you past picturesque seaside communities, including Macandrew Bay and Portobello.


Penguin Conservation Reserve

Upon arrival at the Yellow-Eyed Penguin Conservation Reserve, listen to an introductory talk on the penguins, before a mini-van takes you across farmland to the penguin reserve, located in the sand dunes behind the beach. Here, begin your guided walk through a unique system of hides and tunnels to experience and photograph undisturbed activity of the penguins. Re-board the coach for the brief drive to the Royal Albatross Colony.


Royal Albatross Colony

The famous Royal Albatross Colony is located at the tip of Taiaroa Head and is the world's only mainland breeding colony of these magnificent birds. A type of petrel, the Royal Albatross is one of nature's largest birds, with a wingspan of up to 10 feet (three metres). After the naturalist provides a brief lecture with a video presentation, head out to see the birds in their natural habitat from a special viewing station.


Lunch will follow at the Glenfalloch Restaurant (or similar) before transferring back to the pier in Port Chalmers.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking. There is a steep paved path to the viewing station at the Albatross Centre and at Penguin Place, the path is a grassy surfaces, with up and down inclines in some areas and approximately 100 steps to climb. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Bring a warm jacket and wear flat, comfortable shoes. Although the sighting of Albatross and Penguins is a frequent occurrence; it cannot be guaranteed. Order of sites may vary.

Nature's Wonders

Stunning scenery and viewing seals, penguins and other marine birds are the highlights of this off-road experience in a specially-designed six-seater Argo vehicle. Argos are amphibious, all-terrain, off-road vehicles that venture into areas others cannot.


Otago Harbour

Depart the pier via coach, travel from Port Chalmers along the shore Otago Harbour and Sawyers Bay to Dunedin. From there, continue out to Otago Peninsula and along the pretty coastline to Taiaroa Head. Taiaroa Head is unique for the diversity of wildlife which abounds on this small headland and includes the only mainland albatross colony in the world. Historically, the headland was in use by the Maori as a defensive retreat, long before being fortified by European settlers in the 1880s.


Taiaroa Head

At Taiaroa Head, board your vehicle for a special one-hour tour to view the many wildlife inhabitants in the area. Highlights of the journey are the New Zealand fur seals that live on the rocks and the sea lions that are naturally sand dwellers. Experience the thrill of the ride on the Argo that takes you places other vehicles would find difficult to access. Half way through the tour, the groups will switch over and continue the tour via 4WD coaster bus.


Re-board the coach and return to the ship via the Otago Peninsula's High Road.


Please note: This tour involves off-road exploring in an all-terrain vehicle, over undulating, unpaved tracks. The ride will be rough and guests may experience bumpy, jerking motions. This tour is not recommended for guests with back/neck problems, limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. The drive to the Otago Peninsula is approximately one hour. Flat-soled shoes and a windbreaker are recommended. Rain jackets if needed are available at the vehicle station. Remember to bring your camera. Argo vehicles are not air-conditioned. Sighting of wildlife cannot be guaranteed.

Silver Shore Privato - Dunedin by Private Car with Driver/Guide - Half Day

Explore Dunedin at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking driver/guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 3 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program.

Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato - Dunedin by Private Car with Driver/Guide - Full Day

Explore Dunedin at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking driver/guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 3 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program.

Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato - Dunedin by Private Van with Driver/Guide - Half Day

Explore Dunedin at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking driver/guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 5 guest per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program.

Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato - Dunedin by Private Van with Driver/Guide - Full Day

Explore Dunedin at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking driver/guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 5 guest per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme.

Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Programas en tierra en Port Chalmers (Dunedin)

Mid-Voyage Land Adventures: Southern Island Alpine & Fiordlands

Discover the beauty and natural wonders of majestic Fiordland National Park on New Zealand's South Island. Its most scenic stretch is the 75-mile (120-kilometre) Milford Road from Te Anau to Milford Sound. Your mid-cruise adventure trip culminates as you re-join the ship in Milford Sound, often touted as the Eighth Wonder of the World.

01MIDPCH-A Southern Island Alpine & Fiordlands

Departure: Port Chalmers, February 17, 2015

Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights

Re-join ship: Milford Sound, February 19, 2015

Reserve by: November 14, 2014


This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations by November 14, 2014. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis and the programme price is subject to change. Payment in full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. This programme is non-refundable if cancelled within 90 days of sailing. Space on this land programme is limited; however, a minimum number of participants are required for its operation.



Behold the beauty and magnificence of the South Islands alpine and lake scenery with a drive through its most famous national park - the Fiordland National Park - heritage listed with UNESCO. Memorable highlights of this Mid-Voyage Land Adventure also include the rugged Central Otago landscapes, historic Arrowtown, the original bungee bridge, the beautiful Gibbston Valley renowned for its vineyards, the exciting jet boat excursion on the Shotover River, two nights at charming Queenstown, hub of the Southern Lakes District, and dinner across Lake Wakatipu at Walter Peak Sheep Station. At Milford wharf, a chartered launch awaits to carry you to the ship anchored in Milford Sound.


DAY ONE - February 17, 2015 - Port Chalmers/ Dunedin/Queenstown

Departing from Port Chalmers, begin your Mid-Voyage Land Adventure by driving down the Otago Harbour coastline to the Scottish influenced city of Dunedin, often called the 'Edinburgh of the South'. Dunedin is renowned for its fine collection of Victorian & Edwardian architecture. Enjoy a photo stop outside The Dunedin Railway Station and The First Church of Otago, before making a short stop in the Octagon - the centre of Dunedin.


Leaving the city, head south east for Central Otago where lunch will be served at a local restaurant called The Packing Shed. Continue up to Queenstown via Cromwell and the Kawarau River. At mid-afternoon you will arrive at the popular alpine resort of Queenstown. The premier holiday destination of South Island lies nestled in a curve of Lake Wakatipu with a backdrop of steep mountains providing a dramatic setting.


Arriving at the St Moritz Hotel, check-in and make your way to your room. Situated in the heart of Queenstown, the hotel features classic lodge facilities usually found in an upscale modern mountain lodge. There will be time to freshen up before setting out for dinner at a leading local restaurant within walking distance.


Overnight at the St. Moritz Hotel - Queenstown.


DAY TWO - February 18, 2015 - Queenstown

After breakfast at the hotel, begin your day by exploring the Queenstown area, renowned for its outdoor activities. Nearby is quaint Arrowtown, a former gold mining town and living historic settlement dating from the 1860s. Surrounded by breath taking scenery, Arrowtown retains its historic character and boasts numerous restored buildings from the 19th century. Take time to wander its narrow streets, walk along the banks of the Arrow River or browse in shops offering a wide range of high quality New Zealand made merchandise.


Then visit the old Kawarau Bridge where commercial bungee jumping first commenced in the 1980s. You may be lucky to see someone leaping 120 feet (36 metres) to the river's edge. Continue onto the Gibbston Valley where lunch will be served at a leading local winery. Finish your sightseeing with an exciting jet boat excursion on the Shotover River.


For dinner tonight you will be taken across Lake Wakatipu on board the historic steamship TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak Sheep Station, where dinner will be served in the Colonels House. Before sailing back to Queenstown, there will be a short farm show where the sheep dogs will muster a flock of sheep and a sheep will be shorn.


Return to the hotel and overnight at the St. Moritz Hotel - Queenstown.


DAY THREE - February 19, 2015 - Queenstown/Milford Sound

After breakfast depart for Te Anau driving for approximately two hours to the south eastern end of Lake Wakatipu to Kingston then across the North Southland Plain to Te Anau. The township overlooks Lake Te Anau, the second largest lake in New Zealand, which is also the gateway to the impressive Fiordland National Park.


After lunch at a local Te Anau hotel, travel north for approximately 2.5 hours through the scenic wonders of the World Heritage-listed Fiordland National Park. The park's rugged wilderness and splendid mountain views will delight even the most jaded traveller. Weather permitting, several photo stops are made before arriving at Milford Sound. Here you are tendered to the ship by a privately chartered boat.


Please note: This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires a minimal amount of walking with some steps to climb. It involves fairly long drives (200 miles/302 kilometres) from Dunedin to Queenstown and about the same distance Queenstown/Milford Sound. A driver/guide provides some commentary. This excursion is suitable for guests with limited mobility but cannot accommodate guests who utilise a wheelchair. We recommend packing overnight essentials into carry-on size luggage and bringing a sweater or windbreaker and your camera. The operation and enjoyment of the tour are largely dependent on weather conditions. As guests must return to the ship via tender, should negative sea conditions prevail, this overland can be cancelled on short notice.


Programme Includes:

· Two-nights' stay at the St. Moritz Hotel (or similar) - Queenstown

· Two breakfast, three lunches and two dinners (lunch and dinner include choice of two local beers, or house wines, juice or soft drinks, tea/coffee)

· Shotover Jet boat excursion

· All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary with a driver/guide


Not Included:

Any meals and drinks not specified above, tips to drivers and tour guides, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance, and other personal items.


All Land Adventures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure. Silversea's published cruise cancellation policy will remain in effect. All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years of age and older. This description is a general overview of this programme. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays, changes made by airlines, government activities, and weather, require. The programme described in this brochure is provided by independent contractors. Silversea acts solely as ticketing agent. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.