Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour

See the highlights of Dunedin’s city center and Larnach Castle in the morning, then spend the afternoon immersed in the natural beauty of the Otago Peninsula. Visit the nesting grounds of the rare and endangered yellow-eyed penguin and northern royal albatross as you explore the scenic coast along Taiaroa Head. Small-group tour with a maximum of 16 people allows for personalized attention from your knowledgeable guide.

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Duration 7 hours
Pickup Hotel pickup available
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  • What's included :
    • Local guide
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Hotel/Port pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Larnach Castle & Gardens
    • Entry/Admission - Penguin Place
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Signal Hill Road, Dunedin New Zealand

    Great View of Dunedin

    Duration: 7 minutes

    Stop At: Baldwin Street: The Steepest Street in the World, Baldwin Street, Dunedin 9010 New Zealand

    Take a picture of the steepest residential street in the world!

    Duration: 7 minutes

    Stop At: University of Otago, 362 Leith Street, Dunedin 9016 New Zealand

    A short minute walk to the oldest University in NZ - the 'clock tower building' is absolutely stunning!

    Duration: 7 minutes

    Stop At: Dunedin Railway Station, Dunedin New Zealand

    You'll have 10 minutes to enjoy this unique building - an absolute work of art and easily NZ's finest.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Otago Peninsula, Dunedin New Zealand

    We'll spend about 5 hours on the Peninsula where we'll visit a couple of attractions and get out of the bus as much as possible.

    Duration: 5 hours

    Stop At: Larnach Castle & Gardens, 145 Camp Rd Otago Peninsula, Dunedin New Zealand

    We go to the castle primarily for the gardens however you will be given the option during the booking process to go inside. The gardens are of international significance and have some of the finest views of the harbour. Lunch (not included) can be ordered in the 'Ballroom Cafe'

    Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

    Stop At: Penguin Place, 45 Pakihau Road Otago Peninsula, Dunedin 9077 New Zealand

    Your nature guide will take you into a unique reserve to look for the third largest and rarest penguin in the world - the Yellow-Eyed Penguin, listed as 'critically endangered'. You are alos likely to come across NZ fur seals and Little Blue Penguins

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Taiaroa Head, Harington Point 9077, New Zealand

    Our guide will take you to the cliff tops to look for the majestic 'Northern Royal Albatross'

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Dunedin i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, 50 The Octagon, Dunedin Central, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
    Traveler pickup is offeredPorts
    • Port Chalmers Cruise Terminal, 21 Beach Street, Port Chalmers, Dunedin 9023, New Zealand
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A moderate amount walking is involved, there are 90 steps at the penguin reserve. A moderate level of fitness is required
    • Bring a waterproof jacket , sunglasses, hat and closed-toe shoes suitable for walking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Departure time may change depending on cruise ship schedule
    • We guarantee you will see at least 1 penguin, but please be aware penguins are wild and shy birds and sightings may be limited
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Back to Nature Tours

Activity ID: V-6586ROYAL

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