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City Walks

#12 of 43 Tours in Dunedin
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Address: Dunedin i-SITE Visitor Centre | 50 The Octagon, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 27 356 9132
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City Walks is a guided heritage walk operation in Dunedin, New Zealand.

City Walks is a guided heritage walk operation in Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Great for locals as well as tourists

The tour was informative and engaging. Athol is a great teller of stories and we saw buildings we walk past every day in a new light. We opted for the Whisky and Haggis Tour... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Dunedin, New Zealand

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour was informative and engaging. Athol is a great teller of stories and we saw buildings we walk past every day in a new light. We opted for the Whisky and Haggis Tour, which finished at the Al Bar - this was a perfect end to a really enjoyable tour. Thanks for a really cool experience Athol.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Being wintertime and not peak season we enjoyed a private tour for just the 4 of us. The tour is great value at $30 pp which includes a coffee stop as well at one of the cool little Cafes in the city. Having just arrived in Dunedin and only here for a couple of nights we were interested to learn... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Learned all about Dunedin past, present, and future while walking around the downtown area with Athol. He's a smart, courteous, knowledgeable, patient, and generous guide. Gotta love a guide who comes prepared with a scrapbook of additional material to showcase what structures looked like in the past as well as the characters who lived in them. Don't miss the opportunity... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

An amazing experience -- we learned so much about the history of Dunedin as well as what life is like now. There could not be a better guide than Athol Parks -- answered our many questions and even extended the tour gratis so we could see one more thing. I cannot say enough positive things about this tour!

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Thank Kate H
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

My tour guide Athol was well-informed and friendly. His 90-minute tour was a great introduction to Dunedin - particularly because he went beyond the standard tour guide spiel, telling me about the recent (rocky) history of the city and his experiences growing up in New Zealand.

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Thank Lauren K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

I took the morning walk tour with Athol. The tour was quite relax as you could view the city at your own pace. Athol has excellent knowledge of the history and architecture. Strongly recommend you to sign up for this if you want to know more about Dunedin's history! Thank you Athol!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Our guide Athol was fantastic, local knowledge was spot on and he also engages with you, not just talks at you! Found out so much about Dunedin that I may have seen but not understood. Can not recommend highly enough. We also got a dinner recommendation, went on a street Art walk, tried local beer and a museum as a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

We took the 10.30 tour and were the only two on it so we did enjoy Athol's unique little tour. It is very laid back and you go at a leisurely pace. You could visit most of the things on the route on your own but it is great to have the insider info and be able to ask questions,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

We had a great morning tour of Dunedin, led by Athol Parks.He clearly knows and loves Dunedin and his knowledge really contributed to our enjoyment. Dunedin lends itself to a walking tour and we would recommend Athol as your guide.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

A wonderfully knowledgable and interesting guide. Athol introduced us all to each other at the start of the tour which was a nice touch. His passion, enthusiasm and professionalism were evident from the start and we thoroughly enjoyed this two hour walk through lovely Dunedin. It was well planned and researched and threw a whole new light on the city.... More 

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