Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand
Port Chalmers is a small port about 10 miles northeast of Dunedin. Dunedin is a small city known for being bit of Scotland in New Zealand.
Where You're Docked
Your ship will be docked at the commercial pier in Port Chalmers.
Money and Tipping
There is a hourly bus service from Port Chalmers to Dunedin with very limited service on weekends. It is probably better to take any cruise ship supplied shuttle into Dunedin which will drop you off at the centrally located Octagon. There is a tourist information office close by.
Transport info from newzealand.com website
You will need to get transportation from the port to Dunedin city. If you wish to explore Dunedin city, you can take the local bus service from Port Chalmers to Dunedin city which will take around half an hour. Bus departs from corner of Harrington, Fox and Meridian Streets. To return to Port Chalmers, go to Cumberland Street stand 4 (outside Countdown), and catch the Port Chalmers bus back. It should cost under NZD 6.40 each way. Once in the city centre (Dunedin), you can use the local buses to see the city from around NZD 1.50 each way.
It is around 15 minutes of drive time from Port Chalmers to Dunedin city. Taxis are available in the maritime precinct. In Dunedin, freephone 0800 789 789, www.corporatecabs.co.nz. Not all taxis accept credit cards - please ask your driver before boarding.
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There isn't much to see in Port Chalmers so you should head out to Dunedin. In Dunedin, things to see include
Shopping & Restaurants
The main street in George St off the Octagon with plenty of shops, restaurants, and some malls.
There is a New World supermarket on the main street in Port Chalmers and both Countdown and New World Supermarkets close to the Octagon in Dunedin on Great King St.
Cafes and restaurants may have WiFi. For crew, there is a Seaman's Center in Port Chalmers with internet.
Maps (right-click to save)
Visitor's guide with map here http://www.dunedinguide.co.nz/
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