TWILIGHT WILDLIFE VIEWING
4.5 - 5 hours
Points of interest within this tour includes:
We take the high road, along the top of the Otago Peninsula, winding our way down to the inlets to meet a variety of wading birds before arriving at one of the peninsula's most stunning beaches.
Walk along a sandy beach, where over the summer there is a high chance of encountering the endangered New Zealand sea lions or fur seals. These animals are impressive to watch and can be quite active towards dusk.
From a cliff viewing location, we often see royal albatross gliding overhead. Hear first-hand accounts of the management practices your guide developed to ensure their survival.
With the aid of binoculars, we look out to sea to view and identify a range of seabirds (shearwaters, petrels, other albatross species, shags, gulls).
From here we depart to the largest remaining native forest left on the Otago Peninsula. A unique opportunity to enjoy dinner outdoors, consisting of blue cod fish’n’chips and salad.
After dinner, we take a gentle stroll and explore the forest by torchlight. A magical experience to awaken the senses. As each tree is illuminated, you will hear stories the many uses of the flora by Māori and the Europeans.
This tour can be extended to include our Southern Stargazing Tour (at a discounted rate). During this tour be fascinated by the science of the stars, see other distant galaxies and listen to Māori stories about the night sky. A full refund of the additional cost of the Stargazing tour will apply if the weather conditions stop us from seeing our southern stars.
Pick-up from the Dunedin i-SITE.
Drop-off at central Dunedin accommodation.
Low - medium level of fitness required.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Please wear closed-toed footwear and comfortable warm clothing.
Dunedin is often a windy and sometimes a wet city, we operate in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
A light dinner is provided on this tour.
Sunset vista across Otago harbour
Allans beach at sunset
Hereweka native bush
Moonrise over Allans beach