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9AM to 4:30PM


7-8 hours



Points of interest within this tour includes:

  • We start by introducing you to this Southern city by taking a quick look at some of the finer historic buildings in Dunedin, before we make our way out to the Peninsula.
  • 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.
  • We visit cliffs near Pukekura/Taiaroa Head for a chance at being able to see Albatross in flight and discuss the history of the area.
  • Stroll along a sandy beach where NZ fur seals or sea lions rest.
  • Tour sites of significance to Māori and learn about the people who lived in the area, centuries before European's arrived.


Additional information

  • Pick-up and drop-off available from 20+ central city accommodations or the Dunedin i-SITE
  • Medium level of fitness required, 30-45 minute walks included.
  • 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 along the way, they might have different ideas! We cannot guarantee seeing all species.

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