5 hours (approx.)
Points of interest within this tour include:
We start by taking a quick look at some of the finer historic buildings in Dunedin and introduce you to this fascinating Southern city.
Then onwards to the scenic Otago Peninsula where we check out some highly productive ecosystems in our search for wildlife.
Stop for lunch within a lush slice of natural forest and listen for the sounds of the birds.
We’ll take a boat cruise around Pukekura/Taiaroa Head, a nature reserve famous for its northern royal albatross, but less well known for hundreds of other seabirds (including other albatross species) that frequent the area and are best viewed from the sea.
On the cruise, we see a breeding rookery of fur seals. Sightings of sea lions are becoming more frequent and if we are lucky we may see a little penguin foraging at sea.
We stop at sites rich in geological and botanical interest.
Visit sites of significance to Māori and learn about the people who lived in the area, centuries before European's arrived.
We will collect you from Port Chalmers Cruise Ship Terminal and return to Port Chalmers well before your ship's departure time.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Please wear closed-toed footwear and comfortable clothing.
Dunedin is often a windy and sometimes a wet city, we operate in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
Lunch, snacks, tea and coffee are provided on this tour.
While we endeavour to show you many animals, they may have different ideas! We can not guarantee seeing all species.
If your ship is unable to dock, we will refund your full tour.
Meet the local sea lions
View native New Zealand trees
Otago shags, a threatened species
Otakou Maori marae
Northern royal albatross courtship
Snoozing fur seal pups