Dunedin: Otago Peninsula Wildlife Full Day Tour
- 8.5 Hours
- 8.5 Hours
- On request
Travel by road along the scenic Otago Peninsula, seeing various species of wading birds in their natural habitats. Then take a guided tour at the Royal Albatross Centre, viewing the majestic Royal Albatross from an observatory in their natural environment. You have time to purchase lunch at the Royal Albatross Cafe (own cost). Go on a guided walking tour at Penguin Place to see and learn about the Yellow Eyed Penguin, the most endangered in the world, found only on the south east coast of New Zealand. A short bus trip over the farm takes the small group to the reserve. While in the reserve your guide will lead you through a unique system of covered trenches into viewing hides; allowing access to the living areas and breeding grounds of this shy penguin. You will have the opportunity to witness and photograph undisturbed activity at close range! Continue your tour to the tip of the Otago Peninsula for a One Hour Wildlife Cruise aboard the M.V. Monarch. Enjoy unrivalled wildlife viewing. See what cannot be seen from the land: Albatross, New Zealand Fur Seals and up to 20 species of bird and marine life in their undisturbed and otherwise inaccessible environment. Learn the fascinating history and geology of the area. Cruise the length of the beautiful Otago Harbour, passing by the historic fishing village of Careys Bay and the working port of Port Chalmers.
Duration: 8.5 Hours
Departs: 10:30 a.m. - Returns: 7 p.m.