Otago Harbour Businesses
The following businesses operate around the Otago Harbour. Please contact the businesses directly by visting their relevant website.
Port To Port Cycle Ferry
Cycle ferry and small group wildlife tours. Cycle both sides of the harbour and do the full Loop by catching the Port to Port Ferry between Port Chalmers and Portobello, duration 10 minutes. The crossing is almost a tour in itself as it is interactive and fully commentated by the skipper. If you want more, why not ask the skipper about taking a longer option and extending this to a full 1.5-hour wildlife cruise. You can be picked up from one location with your bike and dropped off at another, at the conclusion of your tour.
Port To Port Cruises and Wildlife Tours
Small group wildlife tours and cycle ferry. From either Port Chalmers or Portobello, join us onboard this comfortable custom build for an interactive and exciting way to view wildlife such as albatross, seals, sea birds, penguins and much more. There is seating for all, either inside or out. We only take small groups so book early to secure your place. Binoculars provided and bathroom onboard. If you would like to start at one loaction and finish at another we can arrange for you to bring your bike with you.
Wildlife viewing and education. Called Te Korowai o Mihiwaka in Māori, is an ecological island wildlife reserve being developed by the Otago Natural History Trust in the Orokonui Valley between Waitati and Pūrākaunui, Dunedin. The Ecosantuary is easily accessible to cyclists by taking a scenic and signposted route uphill from Port Chalmers township.
Hare Hill Horse Treks
Horse riding lessons and treks. Hare Hill Horse Treks is the top horse riding and horse trekking experience in Dunedin, New Zealand, for local day trippers and overseas visitors. We have been listed in the Top 10 Things to do in Dunedin, New Zealand by Experience OZ+NZ and are a Qualmark Endorsed Visitor Activity.
Cycle shop and accessories. Servicing · Accessories · Baby Seats · Helmets · Mountain Helmets · Kids Helmets · Road Helmets · Kids Accessories · Lights · Bags.
Off The Chain Cycles
Bicycle repair shop. Off the Chain Cycles is the only service and repair-focused bike shop in Dunedin. We are 100% locally owned and operated by Jeremy and Mel. We pride ourselves in the quality of our work and the honesty of our advice. If you need something we can sell it to you at a sharp price but if its advice you're after, we can give you it for free.
Coffee, drinks and meals. Venison, seafood chowder and other hearty fare served in a quaint, circa-1901 building with a garden. 1908 Café is situated in Portobello village, the heart of the Otago Peninsula and gateway to all the peninsula's scenic and wildlife attractions. Open Wednesday to Sunday for lunch and seven days a week for evening dining (winter hours may apply). To ensure we have a table for you, reservations are recommended. The friendly staff look forward to welcoming you to the 1908 Café.
Carey's Bay Historic Hotel
Coffee, drinks and meals. Great cocktails · Cosy · Casual. One of the most beautiful unique destinations in New Zealand. Carey's Bay Historic Hotel originally built as a hotel including a public bar and restaurant. Come for lunch, dinner or desserts. E-Bike charging station on site (from summer 2020).
Bike Transfers: Dunedin City to Portobello and Dunedin City to Port Chalmers. Shuttle out with us and ride back! Daily service available, great prices, call to book 027 278 5865.
Cycle Tours: Half Day, Full Day and Multi Day cycle tour packages available. Otago Peninsula, Central Otago Rail Trail, Alps to Ocean, Clutha Gold and Roxburgh Gorge Cycle Trails. Fully customised to your needs and time frame. Email inquiries to email@example.com
Natures Wonders is a ecotourism wildlife sanctuary offering off-road tours, sightseeing, wildlife photography opportunities and film location services. Situated right at the tip of the Otago Peninsula. Cyclists will be pleased they made the effort.
Get a behind the scenes look at our state-of-the-art 5000L brewery and 1200L workshop. We take you through every step of the brew process, from the malt room, to the fermentation, bottling, and most importantly, tasting. Tours take around 45-60 minutes.
The Galley Café and Bar
Inspired by the vibrancy of local artists and the traditional Port Village, The Galley strikes a balance between olde-worlde charm and simplicity with a splash of romance. We offer a mouthwatering selection of fresh baking (with loads of gluten free and vegan options) as well as delicious barista-made coffee ground from our locally roasted beans and a seasonal menu covering, breakfast, lunch and dinner with something for everyone to enjoy.
The Flying Whale
The Flying Whale sells David Elliot's whimsical and imaginative illustrations – of whales, sheep and many other creatures – on cards, prints, bags, t-shirts and more.
Digiart's gift and souvenir shop is stocked with the latest trends in art, souvenirs, jewellery and much more. We invite you to Port Chalmers to check us out – you won't be disappointed! Also offering postal services.
2gypsies is where shoppers of all interior styles discover an everchanging and evolving selection of home decor from far and wide. Our selection is unique, and there's something for everyone to enjoy.
Dunedin eBike Hire
Whether you're a local, visitor from a cruise ship or tourist traveling to Dunedin, our E-Bikes can take you places you might not otherwise visit, especially on such as a unique place as the Otago Peninsula. We have an extensive cycleway network in Dunedin and many of our roads have dedicated cycle lanes which you can use. Ride along the dedicated pathway and cruise on to the cycle tracks that follow the Otago Harbour. Alternatively, venture into the CBD and see some of Dunedin's most iconic landmarks such as the Octagon, Chinese Gardens or Railway Station.
Port Chalmers Maritime Museum
Newly refurbished, delightfully light and warm, with many interesting exhibits on 2 levels. This unique museum was formerly the Post and Telegraph Office when Captain Scott and his crew left Port Chalmers for Antarctica on 29 November 1910. The last letters and telegrams they sent went from this building. The museum features many interesting maritime artifacts and quality displays and information of everything from historic ferries, to harbour dredging and maritime industry. It is very fairly priced.
Royal Albatross Centre
Visit the only mainland breeding colony of Royal Albatross in the world. Book a tour to see the amazing Northern Royal Albatross, learn fascinating insights into these majestic monarchs of the sea from our expert guides. Come into our exclusive observatory and have the chance to view these charismatic birds raising their young. On a breezy day, you may even see them fly by with their huge 3-metre wingspans.
Visit the Ocho chocolate factory and walk inside where we turn cacao into chocolate bars. We are keen to share the Ocho experience with chocolate lovers with every part of the production process on display. Learn the history, taste the chocolate and take part in the only chocolate factory tour in Dunedin.
Situated on the picturesque Otago Peninsula, Larnach Castle is one of New Zealand’s premier visitor attractions. Lovingly restored by the Barker Family, the Castle and surrounding grounds are at the heart of the Dunedin visitor experience. A diverse business; Larnach Castle Limited offers the castle experience, award winning gardens, luxury accommodation, event management and unique dining experiences. Larnach Castle has received numerous national and international accolades.
Ironic Café and Bar
Ironic Café and Bar is situated across the road from the railway station. Warm, sunny and comfortable, sit in the open space of the courtyard or the cozy couch by the fire. Tuck into hearty meals with a beverage, or a slice with a coffee. Plenty of space to store bicycles and a friendly atmosphere.
Electrify NZ is your nationwide ebike specialist store. Our Electrify NZ Dunedin store is on Cumberland Street in the heart of the city. We have a full range of electric bikes to cater to a wide range of riders, from city and commuter ebikes, through to electric mountain bikes.
The only specialist in electric bike repairs in Dunedin.
Nichol's Garden Café
Nichol's store in Dunedin offers an inviting café for you to stop awhile and smell the roses. The café has a range of delicious snacks and bites to eat as well as delectable sweet treats and a range of hot and cold drinks. Our in-house menus also mean you can treat yourself to breakfast or lunch. Come and see us soon – your furry best mate is welcome too (as long as they are on-lead and on best behaviour).