Discover Dunedin's Wildlife.

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Wildlife Cruise & Scenic Bus Tour - Option 1


Tour Timetable:

Adults: $100
Children: $50 (5-14yrs)

Departs: 10:00am
Returns: 2:00pm


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Wildlife Cruise and Scenic Bus Tour


Designed for cruise ship passengers arriving in Dunedin with a short amount of time in our city.


10:00am pickup from the

Port Chalmers Cruise Terminal

10:30am pickup available from the Dunedin city iSite at 10:30am (upon request). 



Hear stories of sea creatures and early settlers as you bus along the scenic Otago Peninsula.
Your local guide will provide you with a full commentary as you enjoy beautiful views of the
rugged coastline, rolling farmland and quaint little townships.

Join our Wildlife Boat Cruise for an invigorating trip around spectacular Taiaroa Head. You will see the
world’s only mainland nesting place of albatross. You may be lucky enough to see the
Northern Royal Albatross soaring and banking on three metre wings.

NZ Furseals breed, fight and play on the rocks, and the impressive NZ Sealions are returning
to the sandy beaches. Out at sea you can spot rarely seen oceanic birds including other
albatross species and petrels, and you may see penguins, dolphins and other marine mammals.

A scenic harbour cruise will bring you back to Port Chalmers, where your ship is berthed.


Want to also see Yellow-eyed Penguins? Check out this option... (click on text)


What else you should know?

  • Windy cool “bad weather” is actually great weather for watching albatross soaring.
  • Warm jackets are provided and the aft deck is enclosed and heated.
  • Binoculars, commentary, and multi language information sheets are provided.
  • Souvenirs and refreshments can be bought from our fully licensed galley.
  • Most tours are suitable for people with limited mobility (email if you are unsure).
  • Child price applies from 5 to 15 years.


For more information visit our FAQ page.