Daily Wildlife Eco-tours
Get the full Natures Wonders experience
Let Awesome Tours help you experience Natures Wonders on one of their small group Tours. The beautiful Otago Peninsula provides the scenery on this exhilarating adventure, but it’s the wildlife that steals the show.
A 3 hour return trip travelling the high road to Taiaroa Head, stopping for a look at Otakou Marae on the way, then for the next hour while at Natures Wonders, you will travel by small coach over the farmland to the viewing areas or if you are feeling a little more adventurous upgrade to the exhilaration of a 8 wheel-drive off road all terrain Argo vehicle, ending up at the same wildlife viewing area.
Here, amidst truly spectacular scenery, are the world’s rarest penguins, Hoiho the ‘Yellow-Eyed’, the little Blue Penguins, the NZ Fur Seals and Cormorants (Shags) all living in their natural environment.
Keep an eye skyward for the majestic Royal Albatross (world’s largest wingspan) as we drive past Taiaroa Head.
You may choose to add on the ‘Sheep shed’ experience. Booking are essential and must be pre-booked.
Choose from one of three tours. Wildlife tour (Argo upgrade), The Albatross Colony or the all new Sheep Shed & Wildlife Combo tour.
Otago Peninsula… the finest example of ecotourism in the world
David Bellamy British botanist and environmentalist
Natures Wonders Wildlife tour of the world famous Yellow Eyed Penguin and NZ Fur Seal colonies
$135 Adult | $85 Child (5 – 15yrs old) | $39 Infant (0 – 4yrs old)
or if you are feeling a little more adventurous upgrade to the exhilaration of a 8 wheel-drive off road all terrain Argo vehicle that takes you to the same wildlife area. (select this upgrade at the time of booking))
THE ROYAL ALBATROSS COLONY TOUR
You can choose to take a tour of the Royal Albatross Colony instead of Natures Wonders (not both unless by prior arrangement ). The world’s only mainland breeding colony of the Royal Albatross.
$125 Adult | $85 Child (5 – 15yrs old) | $39 Infant (0 – 4yrs old)
Please Note: during the period 17th September to 23rd November, as this is the mating season for the Albatross, The Albatross Centre have now modified the tour during these dates so the tour is still possible. What the tour will not include is the use of one of their viewing hides. They still take you to other viewing opportunities and the rest of the tour content is the same.
SHEEP SHED & WILDLIFE COMBO TOUR
This tour begins by taking you inside a genuine NZ sheep shed. Expect a hands-on experience, as you take in the energy and excitement of a working shearing shed. Then it is time to be charmed by wildlife, during a Natures Wonders Agro tour.
$155 Adult | $98 Child (5 – 15yrs old) $49 Infant (0 – 4yrs old)
For group bookings (6 to 30 people), a tour incorporating all three options – Wildlife, (Argo upgrade) Albatross Colony and Sheep Shed – can be arranged by request.
Tours depart from the Dunedin I-Site at 50 The Octagon, Dunedin Central at 2.30pm returning 6pm.
(free pickup and drop off from central city accommodation by prior arrangements – allow an additional 15-20 minutes)