Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour
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Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour

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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

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  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel/Port pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Larnach Castle & Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Penguin Place
Not included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • 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
  • A maximum of 18 people per tour
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Janet R
5 | 2018-03-25

Saw the usual sights in Dunedin then went into the countryside and saw beaches farms and the penguins sanctuary, then the albatross nesting area, you cant see the nesting grounds from the land but if you are on a cruise ship you go right past them on the starboard side on your way out to sea. Sharon was a great guide full of enthusiasm and knowledge

5 | 2018-03-22

I really enjoyed this tour. Our guide Glen educated us so much about New Zealand and Dunedin. We saw so much beautiful wildlife and the side trip to see the yellow-eyed penguins was a treat. Excellent job, Glen!

Adrian H
5 | 2018-03-13

The small group, an expert guide and flexibility in the schedule made this a wonderful customized experience. We saw more and learned more than we could have expected. The tour combined historic mansions, a tour of the town, the world's steepest street, cafes, beaches and wildlife. A totally enjoyable experience. Would highly recommend. Good value for money.

Stanley H
5 | 2018-03-12

Excellent tour guide. He understood what we wanted to do, focused the trip towards achieving those objectives, which he did.

Hayley C W
5 | 2018-01-06

Our guide was amazing and so knowledgable! It was a small tour and so was quite personal. Wasn't rushed, but showed off a lot of Dunedin.

Gilbert M
5 | 2017-11-30

November 17, 2017 This was a wonderful way to see the beautiful city, countryside and farms of Dunedin. Our driver was a graduate student in Zoology from the University here and was knowledgeable in all aspects of our trip. The Albatross Center was most informative and we did see a couple flying. I would have liked to have spent a little more time in the Center. We also saw the fur seals on the rocks at the ocean's edge. The Blue Penguin Colony was very interesting. The Penguin's are endangered and the area protected. We were given a talk about the Penguins and then a walk through camouflaged trenches to viewing ports. We also saw the yellow eyed Penguin in a protective area. The drive home was along the ocean edge, beautiful scenery and the opportunity to see many other birds. A great excursion.

Robert N
4 | 2017-11-26

Our driver was a great guy and did everything he could to make the trip special. However, the van we were in was kind of tight and the sound system to hear his commentary was kind of weak. Would do it again except get to the van early to get better seats.



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