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Dunedin is a special little city and guided walks provide the best introduction to its history, people and streetscapes.
Athol Parks, your City Walks guide.
We offer three walks which showcase Dunedin's Victorian and Edwardian architecture and colourful social history. We also highlight what's happening in the city today. See our Walks page for details.
Thanks to Dunedin company Destination Content www.destinationcontent.com for this short VisitorGen video preview of our Old Town Walk.
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In addition to our regular walk offerings, we are teaming up this season with Headfirst Travel to offer a Hopper + City Walk combo on cruise-ship days. The $NZ 59.00 combo includes transfers to and from Dunedin, a 2hr guided heritage walk, plus a hop-on hop-off bus tour of the wider city area. Note: this combo must be purchased at the Dunedin iSite's Port Chalmer's agency (on the wharf at Port Chalmers) and is offered exclusively to cruise passengers. Transfers from Port Chalmers at 9am, 9.30am and 10am on cruise days.
This season, City Walks will also operate on Sundays when cruise ships are visiting. We are also offering an additional Old Town Walk, departing from the Dunedin iSite Visitor Information Centre at 1.30pm on cruise days.
We were rapt with this feature which appeared in the Otago Daily Times in April. www.odt.co.nz/lifestyle/magazine/253724/walking-talk
Radio Dunedin's Owen Rooney interviewed Athol Parks about City Walks and Dunedin's April 2013 Heritage Festival. soundcloud.com/city-walks-dunedin/raddun-i-v-atholparks-220413 Many locals then walked with us on Anzac Day. See www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/254420/eminent-publisher-bonus-ingredient-heritage-tour
Also in April 2013, Julietta Jameson wrote about Dunedin's renaissance (and City Walks) for The Sydney Morning Herald. http://www.smh.com.au/travel/out-of-the-shadows-20130404-2h8nz.html
City Walks featured in habitusliving.com in October 2012 (words and pics by Melissa Rimac) http://www.habitusliving.com/live/unfaded-glamour
In January 2011 Athol Parks gave an extensive interview on New Zealand's National Radio http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ngts/ngts-20110108-2111-Dunedin_walking_tours-048.mp3 City Walks topped the 'To Do' list in North & South magazine's Dunedin travel feature later that year (July).
"Your personable style makes you great company... Thanks for your assistance in making our short holiday so memorable." (Nick & Margaret Trewhella, Essendon, Victoria 2011/12)
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