Port Chalmers Tourism & Travel Guide

Trips and Itineraries for Port Chalmers

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Credits: Tim Ellis Getting There: Get aboard a cruise ship from Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego in Argentina or Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands....

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Top Places To Visit in Port Chalmers 4 Spots

6 George Street, Port Chalmers 9023


Weekend Getaways from Port Chalmers 

DAY 12: DEPART FROM CHRIST CHURCH Explore more of the city if you got the time before leaving for the airport with beaming memories of this amazing trip.


About Port Chalmers

After a three day crossing from Melbourne on the Bahia Negro, I landed on Feb 23 in the pretty harbor town of Port Chalmers, which is right next to Dunedin, the “Austin of New Zealand” as I was told by a friendly barista at a local coffee shop. (There are dozens of them, and they’re all pretty good. Dunedinistas like their caffeine.) Darren Atkinson, an affable Brit doing his PhD on post-conflict reconstruction political party development in post-communist Afghanistan at the University of Otago here, was kind enough to take me in via Couchsurfing. And it was a bromance made in heaven. His own experiences in Lebanon, Jordan, Afghanistan and Pakistan made he and I a great duo for the week that I spent with him. Also crashing with Darren were Louise G., her brother Paul and his girlfriend Chelsea.

Best Time To Visit Port Chalmers

Best time to visit Port Chalmers is from February to August and October
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