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Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour + Penguin Place (2P)

Tour Timetable:

Adult: $148
Child: $55 (5-14yrs)

Tour departs from: 
20 Fryatt St, Dunedin

Summer:
8:30am - 2:00pm
(cruise out/bus back to city)
1:30pm - 7:00pm
(bus out/cruise back to city) 

Winter:
1:00pm - 6:00pm
(cruise out/bus back to city)


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Add-on a visit to see Yellow-eyed Penguins to your half day tour!


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Half Day Tour:  Cruise one-way down the harbour, experience our Wildlife Cruise, then Penguin Place and enjoy a scenic bus ride back
 

As you cruise the length of the Otago Harbour, our skipper will show you Careys Bay historic fishing village, Port Chalmers’ busy wharves and Otago Harbour’s beautiful bays, hills, farmland and forest. You’ll learn about the
harbour’s volcanic geology and its Maori and European history.

Enjoy our Wildlife Cruise around Taiaroa Head, the worlds only mainland nesting place of Northern Royal Albatross.

Watch as NZ Furseals play and swim near their breeding colonies, out at sea you can spot up to 20 species of rarely
seen ocean birds including  other albatross species and petrels, and you may see penguins, dolphins and other
marine mammals.

Enjoy a 90 minute guided tour of the Penguin Place Conservation Reserve.

Discover why beautiful, quirky Yellow Eyed Penguins are the most endangered in the world, found only on the South East Coast of New Zealand. This is your best chance of seeing them in the wild!

Hear about the conservation & volunteer work in place to ensure the survival of this special species, your ticket cost goes directly back into helping continue these efforts on in to the future.

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 (Viewing is varied depending on the time of year).

Our bus will bring you back to the city via scenic roads along the beautiful Otago Peninsula.

 

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Medium fitness and walking shoes required on this tour.
Approx 1km walking on uneven ground plus 90 steps.

This tour departs daily from: 20 Fryatt St, Dunedin.
Co-ordinates: -45.879008, 170.507207

Complimentary city accommodation pickup/dropoff transfers are available.
Please request when booking this tour.


What else you should know...

  • Cruise ship guests can be picked up from Port Chalmers, you'll be dropped after to the Dunedin city shuttle terminal.
  • Windy cool “bad weather” is actually great weather for watching albatross soaring. We love a cold southerly wind!
  • 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.
  • Complimentary tea and coffee on the Harbour Cruise.
  • Children aged 1-5yrs travel free of charge with a full paying parent/guardian.

For more information visit our FAQ page.

 

We will expecting you at our Fryatt Street office!