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Cruise Ship Excursion Wildlife and Culture tour on the Otago Peninsula

This PREMIUM wildlife experience is tailored specifically for Cruise Ship passengers, see spectacular marine wildlife, learn from a conservation expert, discover intriguing Māori history, and explore the geological and biological diversity of our Otago Peninsula.
Join us to discover some of the iconic Otago Peninsula's wildlife residents; albatross, penguins, seals and sea lions, all call this place home. Our guide, Lyndon, comes with 30 years of hands-on species management in his previous role as a conservation ranger. Likewise, James has a passion for sharing in-depth knowledge, particularly in regard to his Māori heritage, a fascinating culture that is often overshadowed by Dunedin’s more recent European history.
Tour highlights include a boat cruise around Pukekura/Taiaroa Head and other wildlife viewing sites. We learn more about the people of this place, both Māori and European. There is no better introduction to this Southern City than a tour with Horizon Tours.

Duration 5 hours
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  • What's included :
    • Light Lunch
    • Water
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Snacks
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Entry/Admission - Taiaroa Head
    What's excluded :
    • While we endeavour to show you many animals along the way, they might have different ideas! We cannot guarantee seeing all species.
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Otago Peninsula, Dunedin New Zealand

    Stunning above the harbour coastal views

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Hooper's Inlet Shed (Photopoint), 273 Allans Beach Rd, Cape Saunders 9077, New Zealand

    See wading birds on the stunning back drop of Hoopers Inlet

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Allans Beach Rd, Portobello, Dunedin 9077, New Zealand

    Stroll along a sandy beach where we might encounter some wild locals including seals and sea lions.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Taiaroa Head, Harington Point 9077, New Zealand

    Take a one hour cruise around the end of the Otago Peninsula to see a rich diversity of marine wildlife such as albatross, seals, other seabirds and sometimes penguins.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will meet all passengers booked with Horizon Tours at the Cruise Ship terminal at Port Chalmers/Port Otago. Pick up can also be accommodated at the Dunedin i-SITE if required.PortsPort Chalmers
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    You will be returned to the port an hour before your departure time
    Hotel Pickup :

    Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Please wear closed-toed footwear and comfortable clothing
    • Dunedin is often windy and sometimes a wet city, we operate in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Lunch, snacks, tea and coffee are provided on this tour
    • Medium level of fitness required, 20-30 minute walks included.
    • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.



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Organised by Horizon Tours

Activity ID: V-90921P3

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