- The Monarch Tour Selector
- Wildlife Cruises
- Half Day Tours
- Full Day Tours
- Outdoor Education
- Cruise Ship Shore Tours
Child: $124 (5-14yrs)
This tour departs from:
20 Fryatt St, Dunedin
10:30am - 7:00pm
10:30am - 6:00pm
(no harbour cruise)
Overview: Bus out via inlets to Royal Albatross Centre, lunch, Yellow-eyed Penguin Tour followed by our Wildlife Cruise and evening cruise back to Dunedin.
Hear about and spot wading birds on the tidal flats and estuary systems and learn of intrepid early settlers as you bus along the scenic Otago peninsula.
Arrive at the Royal Albatross Centre and enjoy an Albatross Classic Land Tour. Watch from above the huge Northern Royal Albatross land at their nests and soar past the viewing room with their huge 3 metre wings.
You will then have time to purchase food from the Albatross Cafe or enjoy your personally pre packed lunch.
Discover at Penguin Place why beautiful, quirky Yellow Eyed Penguins are the most endangered in the world, found only on the South East Coast of New Zealand.
A short bus ride over the farm takes small groups to the reserve, where your guide will lead you on foot through unique covered trenches into viewing hides. These allow close viewing and photography of the breeding behaviour and chicks of this shy penguin.
Enjoy Monarch’s fascinating Wildlife Cruise around Taiaroa Head, the only mainland nesting place of Northern Royal Albatross in the world.
Watch as NZ Furseals play and swim near their breeding colonies, out at sea you can spot rarely seen ocean birds including other albatross species and petrels, and you may see penguins, dolphins and other marine mammals.
Relax on the cruise back to Dunedin along NZ’s most photogenic harbour.
Medium level fitness required for this tour.
Approx 1-2km walking on uneven ground plus several steps.
This tour departs daily from: 20 Fryatt St, Dunedin.
Co-ordinates: -45.879008, 170.507207
Complimentary city accommodation pickup and dropoff transfers are available.
Please request your hotel/motel when booking this tour.
Lunch is not provided on this tour option.
You will have time to purchase food at the Albatross Cafe or bring a pre-packed lunch with you on tour.