The Dunedin Harbour is surrounded by volcanoes
and offers our visitors great views protected shorelines interesting nature,
areas for recreation and sheltered fishing.
is a large tidal shipping channel and see how nature formed and
maintains it. We see why this harbour was desirable for the first settlers
as international vessels accessed the new settlement
directly in sheltered waters. We see the issues involved with modern shipping
now and the see ways the
geography of the harbour was altered to improve the port facilities.
The Invercargill Harbour is at the southern end of the Zone
and it too has been relocated from its most convenient location beside the
town to a location some distance away.
Here we find the new harbour formed around a once solid rock island that
became part of the mainland subsequently with material placed by ocean
movements, currents and river deposits. We see why the original river
port became unusable because of the moving bed-loads, we look at the access
transport arrangements, geographical advantages and difficulties.
Dunedin Harbour Cruise
Dunedin deep water Harbour and
Settlement of Port Chalmers
tailor your experience with personalised commentaries and arrange timings to
best meet your main interests within the time available.