City Walks News Feed http://www.citywalks.co.nz City Walks 2018 Winter Schedulehttp://www.citywalks.co.nz/news/34/2018-Winter-ScheduleWinter is here. It&#39;s cooler, the days are shorter - and Dunedin is a different, more dramatic, kind of beautiful.<br /> <br /> <em>There will be no regular walk departures until Monday, July 16th</em>. After that, we&#39;ll offer limited departures through the remainder of winter: namely the <a href="/pages/5/The-Walks" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:5">Vogel Street Walk</a> (which will depart from Vogel Street Kitchen at 9am) and the <a href="/pages/5/The-Walks" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:5">Old Town Walk</a> (which will depart from the Dunedin i-Site at 10.30am). These will be offered daily except Sundays.<br /> <br /> Meantime, walks are&nbsp;offered by arrangement only. Please contact us and we&#39;ll see what we can do.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;1529668800http://www.citywalks.co.nz/news/34/2018-Winter-Schedulehttp://www.citywalks.co.nz3222018 Winter Schedulehttp://www.citywalks.co.nz/news/34/2018-Winter-Schedule ProGuides NZhttp://www.citywalks.co.nz/news/36/ProGuides-NZProGuides 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="/pages/5/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;1529496000http://www.citywalks.co.nz/news/36/ProGuides-NZhttp://www.citywalks.co.nz325ProGuides NZhttp://www.citywalks.co.nz/news/36/ProGuides-NZ Business Innovation Awardhttp://www.citywalks.co.nz/news/35/Business-Innovation-AwardMartin 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.1529409600http://www.citywalks.co.nz/news/35/Business-Innovation-Awardhttp://www.citywalks.co.nz324Business Innovation Awardhttp://www.citywalks.co.nz/news/35/Business-Innovation-Award No walks until Tuesday 5th Junehttp://www.citywalks.co.nz/news/33/No-walks-until-Tuesday-5th-JuneCity 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!1527336000http://www.citywalks.co.nz/news/33/No-walks-until-Tuesday-5th-Junehttp://www.citywalks.co.nz320No walks until Tuesday 5th Junehttp://www.citywalks.co.nz/news/33/No-walks-until-Tuesday-5th-June Vogel Street Walk half price for TRENZ delegateshttp://www.citywalks.co.nz/news/32/Vogel-Street-Walk-half-price-for-TRENZ-delegatesCity 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 $10/ pax - that&#39;s right, half price. Please make a reservation on our <a href="/pages/2/Contact-Bookings" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:2">Contact </a>page or at the Dunedin i-Site Visitor Centre (corner of George Street and the Octagon). Tickets must be purchased before the walk: your guide can accept cash payment ($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.1525089600http://www.citywalks.co.nz/news/32/Vogel-Street-Walk-half-price-for-TRENZ-delegateshttp://www.citywalks.co.nz313Vogel Street Walk half price for TRENZ delegateshttp://www.citywalks.co.nz/news/32/Vogel-Street-Walk-half-price-for-TRENZ-delegates Vogel Street Walk starts soonhttp://www.citywalks.co.nz/news/31/Vogel-Street-Walk-starts-soonFrom 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="/pages/2/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).1524657600http://www.citywalks.co.nz/news/31/Vogel-Street-Walk-starts-soonhttp://www.citywalks.co.nz312Vogel Street Walk starts soonhttp://www.citywalks.co.nz/news/31/Vogel-Street-Walk-starts-soon No walks ANZAC Dayhttp://www.citywalks.co.nz/news/30/No-walks-ANZAC-Day25 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.1524398400http://www.citywalks.co.nz/news/30/No-walks-ANZAC-Dayhttp://www.citywalks.co.nz307No walks ANZAC Dayhttp://www.citywalks.co.nz/news/30/No-walks-ANZAC-Day Otago Anniversary and Easter hourshttp://www.citywalks.co.nz/news/29/Otago-Anniversary-and-Easter-hoursIt 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.1521370800http://www.citywalks.co.nz/news/29/Otago-Anniversary-and-Easter-hourshttp://www.citywalks.co.nz306Otago Anniversary and Easter hourshttp://www.citywalks.co.nz/news/29/Otago-Anniversary-and-Easter-hours Away sailing!http://www.citywalks.co.nz/news/28/Away-sailingPlease note that there&#39;ll be no walks on Wednesday, 17th January, nor at 10.30am on Thursday, 18th January.<br /> <br /> Walks will resume again at 1.30pm, Thursday, 18th January.<br /> <br /> Apologies, and thanks for thinking of City Walks.1516014000http://www.citywalks.co.nz/news/28/Away-sailinghttp://www.citywalks.co.nz305Away sailing!http://www.citywalks.co.nz/news/28/Away-sailing