The Seasider, shuttle and activities Ex Port
Travelling by cruise ship is an amazing way to explore New Zealand. Cruise ships are a regular visitor to Dunedin's Port Chalmers throughout the summer months. We encourage all cruise passengers to book a shore excursion through the ship. The ships organised shore excursion is one of the most popular throughout New Zealand and takes you on a coastal journey along the picturesque Otago Harbour, experiencing Dunedin in a way only we can show you. The Seasider is also a great way to get from Dunedin back to your ship.
The Seasider, shuttle from Port and activities
While visiting lovely Dunedin for the day, you have the choice of two trips - 11.10am and 1.35pm. It is an excellent way to experience sights you will not see from the road and at just 2 - 2.5 hours long you will have plenty of time to explore Dunedin as well. This journey is also a great way to get back to your ship - the Seasider can stop at Port Chalmers on the return journey, where you can make the short walk down to your ship. Just let our team know you want to be dropped here on the day!
After making your own way to the Dunedin Railway Station (details below) you will board the train to enjoy the stunning scenery of the Seasider. If you wish to choose one of these options we highly recommend booking in advance as the trains often sell out on days with a cruise ship in town. You can book through the "Book Now" button or contact us by email.
Getting to Dunedin Railway Station
If you are booked on our regular Seasider you will need to get to the Railway Station in Dunedin which is 20 minutes drive away.
You can book a return shuttle to the station along with a choice of either a city sights tour (city hopper), stunning Larnach Castle or the stately historical home of Olveston. This can be booked online at the same time as your train.
The Seasider train departs Dunedin Station two times 11.10am and 1.35pm.
Alternatively, you can get the regular shuttle which usually runs every five minutes to the Octagon and then it is a five minute walk down to the station.
If you wish, the train can stop on the return journey at a point just above Port Chalmes where you can make the short walk down to your ship. Just let us know on the day.
“The line is a wonderful and unique piece of NZ history and a fantastic way to spend an afternoon.”
“Amazing that the workers managed to build the railway in such challenging conditions. Wonderful commentary...”
“Absolutely amazing scenery, comfortable ride - everybody was happy and enjoying themselves.”