City Walks News Feed City Walks Summer season underway;s game on: the summer walk season kicks off on Monday, 1st October, 2018.<br /> <br /> What&#39;s new this season? Well, we&#39;ve tweaked a few things, for example the <a href="/the-walks" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:5">Heritage Highlights Walk</a> now starts at 2pm and only takes one hour. It becomes a great sightseeing option for Cruise pax, who will have ample time to do the walk and return to their ship.<br /> <br /> The big change - and one that should interest visitors and locals alike - is the introduction of the <a href="/the-walks" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:5">Vogel Street Walk</a>, a dedicated walk through Dunedin&#39;s warehouse precinct. Again it&#39;s only one hour, and it covers a relatively small area - which is mostly flat. But it&#39;s really exciting, as there has been so much positive change down there over the last decade - even over the last 12 months. This walk starts at 9am at Vogel Street Kitchen (76 Vogel Street). Like all our walks, it is offered daily EXCEPT SUNDAYS.<br /> <br /> Dunedin is looking a treat just now, and there&#39;s every indication it&#39;ll be a bumper visitor season. Might be a great opportunity to do one of these walks now, before it gets busy!<br /> <br /> See you on the streets!&nbsp;1537963200 season underway 2018 Winter Schedule speaking, it is still winter in Dunedin - though the weather has been mild and there is already blossom about.<br /> <br /> The following departures will be offered through the remainder of our winter season (ie. until the end of September 2018): the <a href="/the-walks" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:5">Vogel Street Walk</a> (which departs from Vogel Street Kitchen at 9am) and the <a href="/the-walks" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:5">Old Town Walk</a> (which departs from the Dunedin i-Site at 10.30am). These walks are offered daily except Sundays.<br /> <br /> <a href="/contact/bookings" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:2">Contact </a>us if your group would like to do a walk outside these times - we&#39;ll see what we can do.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;1534852800 Winter Schedule ProGuides NZ New Zealand is the professional association of tour guides in New Zealand. Members are scattered across this beautiful land, so it was great to catch up with a number of them in Dunedin at the Association&#39;s recent AGM.<br /> <br /> Here I am leading the crew on the <a href="/the-walks" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:5">Vogel Street Walk</a>, which showcases the exciting redevelopment occurring right now in Dunedin&#39;s characterful warehouse precinct.&nbsp;1529496000 NZ Business Innovation Award McDowall championed Dunedin, through his shop, his promotion of local events and through his contributions to DunedinHOST, our local visitor-industry body. So it meant a lot to me when City Walks won the DunedinHOST Martin McDowall Small Business Innovation Award in 2017.<br /> <br /> That&#39;s almost a year ago! I&#39;ve taken a belated photo of the trophy before returning it so that it can be engraved with the name of 2018&#39;s winner.<br /> <br /> Thanks are due to Martin and Evelyn McDowall.1529409600 Innovation Award No walks until Tuesday 5th June Walks will hibernate for a week and attend to other tasks. Unfortunately that means there&#39;ll be no walks in the meantime.<br /> <br /> The good news is that we shall return refreshed, strap our boots on and hit the streets again: our first walk back will be the Vogel Street Walk, departing 9am from Vogel Street Kitchen (76 Vogel Street), Tuesday 5th June.<br /> <br /> Also next week we&#39;ll roll out our winter schedule. Watch this space!1527336000 walks until Tuesday 5th June Vogel Street Walk half price for TRENZ delegates Walks welcomes TRENZ delegates to Dunedin.<br /> <br /> Dunedin is a great wee city with a whole lot of charm. The best way to explore the place is with us - on foot.<br /> <br /> We&#39;re offering a special deal to TRENZ delegates this week: TRENZ delegates can do the Vogel Street Walk for just $10/ pax - that&#39;s right, half price. Please make a reservation on our <a href="/contact/bookings" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:2">Contact </a>page or at the Dunedin i-Site Visitor Centre (corner of George Street and the Octagon). Tickets must be purchased before the walk: your guide can accept cash payment ($NZ please), but EFTPOS or credit card payments must be made at the i-Site.<br /> <br /> The walks take 45 mins - 1 hour, starting and finishing at Vogel Street Kitchen (76&nbsp; Vogel Street). Departure is at 9am, Monday - Saturday. Coffee is not included on the tour, but you&#39;d be silly not to have one, before or after the walk, at Vogel Street Kitchen or one of the several other groovy cafes in Vogel Street.<br /> <br /> The walk focuses on the fall and rise of Vogel Street, and recent developments across our characterful warehouse precinct.1525089600 Street Walk half price for TRENZ delegates Vogel Street Walk starts soon May 1st, 2018, we&#39;re introducing a new walk, called the Vogel Street Walk. A short walk, just 45 mins - 1 hour duration, it will detail the fall and rise of Vogel Street - and the general (re)development happening across Dunedin&#39;s characterful warehouse precinct. Certainly we&#39;ll place the area in historical context, but the focus will very much be on recent/ current/ future development down there.<br /> <br /> The walks will be offered daily except Sundays, and depart at 9am. We&#39;ll start and finish the walks at Vogel Street Kitchen (76 Vogel Street). Coffee is not included, but you might choose to grab one before or after the walk - at Vogel Street Kitchen or one of the several other great cafes on the street.<br /> <br /> For a limited time, the walks will cost just $20 (adults)/ $5 (children). As with our other walks, reservations should be made via our <a href="/contact/bookings" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:2">Contact </a>&nbsp;page or at the Dunedin i-Site Visitor Centre. Tickets must be purchased before the walk. Your guide can accept cash, but EFTPOS or credit card payment must be made at the Dunedin Visitor Centre (corner of George Street and the Octagon).1524657600 Street Walk starts soon No walks ANZAC Day April (Wednesday) is ANZAC Day, the day New Zealanders and Australians set aside to commemorate the sacrifices made during the tragic Gallipoli campaign in World War One.<br /> <br /> It&#39;s a public holiday, so there&#39;ll be no walks happening. There will be a dawn service at Dunedin&#39;s Cenotaph (Queen&#39;s Gardens), at approx. 6.15am. In fact, there&#39;ll be services at dawn, or other times, at almost every settlement across New Zealand. Visitors are welcome to attend these services. Those who attend the Dunedin service may go to Toitu Museum afterwards for a warming cup of tea.1524398400 walks ANZAC Day Otago Anniversary and Easter hours has been a bumper season so far; thank you for your support. And there&#39;s lots coming up in Dunedin, including three Ed Sheeran concerts over Easter. The city will be open, more or less, through Easter, but City Walks will be taking a breather.<br /> <br /> Specifically, there&#39;ll be NO walks from the afternoon of Friday, 23rd March (there IS a 10.30am departure that day) until the morning of Tuesday, 27th March. Walks resume with the 10.30am departure, Tuesday, 27th March.<br /> <br /> The following weekend is Easter. There&#39;ll be NO WALKS Friday, 30th April; Saturday, 31st April; Sunday, 1st April or Monday, 2nd April.<br /> <br /> Apologies if you had hoped to do a walk with us on any of these days. Our normal schedule resumes with a 10.30am departure, Tuesday, 3rd April.1521370800 Anniversary and Easter hours