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Peninsula Encounters - Standard tour - Penguins, Seals, Sea-lions and Albatross

Our knowledgeable guides deliver commentary of activity. Our private conservation area ensures exclusivity with brilliant opportunities to photograph Hooker's Sea lions, Yellow-eyed Penguins, Blue Penguins, a breeding colony of New Zealand Fur Seals and other sea bird colonies.  At Taiaroa head from a cliff face we watch and observe Royal Albatross flying about the headland and from the ocean. A further 25-30 other estuarine and marine bird species are seen during the experience around the bays and lagoons.
Duration
Summer 6 - 6.5 hours    Winter 5 - 5.5 hour
Tour Requirements
Walking is required. The walk requires basic fitness as the terrain is hilly farm land, sandy beaches and stairways.
Availability
This tour is not available to cruise-ship passengers.
All year (except - Not available 25 and 31 December)

Duration 330 to 390 minutes
Pickup Hotel pickup available
Voucher Mobile ticket
  • What's included :
    • Driver/guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Binoculars
    • Rain Jacket if required
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
  • This is our most popular and multi-award winning tour, departing daily from Dunedin city in the afternoon to visit the beautiful Otago Peninsula and its wildlife 'hotspots'. The tour caters for small groups providing a glimpse into the world of tourism and conservation working in a symbiotic relationship for the benefit of the wildlife providing absolutely unrivalled viewing of estuarine and marine wildlife.
    Our knowledgeable guides deliver commentary of activity being viewed and visit isolated places inaccessible to others providing the best possible viewing of unique peninsula wildlife.  Our private conservation area ensures exclusivity with brilliant opportunities to photograph Hooker's Sea lions, Yellow-eyed Penguins, Blue Penguins, a breeding colony of New Zealand Fur Seals and other sea bird colonies.  At Taiaroa head from a cliff face we watch and observe Royal Albatross flying about the headland and to and fro from the ocean. A further 25-30 other estuarine and marine bird species are seen during the experience around the bays and lagoons.
    Within our conservation area close up unobtrusive viewing from beach locations and strategically placed observation hides is guaranteed.  Most days Albatross are seen flying at Taiaroa headland, with a greater opportunity from our conservation area strategic observation point to see many other pelagic sea bird species flying close, including numerous petrel and shearwater species, and up to five other Albatross species are regularly seen and identified.
    Duration
    Summer 6 - 6.5 hours    Winter 5 - 5.5 hours
    Availability 
    All year (except - Not available 25 and 31 December)
  • Departure Point :
    Dunedin Visitor Information Centre
    Departure Time :
    3:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :

    Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • This Tour is not available to people arriving by cruise-ship.
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • 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.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Elm tourism limited

Activity ID: V-73286P5

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