Natures Wonders Eco Wildlife Tour

Natures Wonders Eco Wildlife Tour

Otago Peninsula - Natures Wonders Eco Wildlife Tour | 3.5hrs



The remote beaches at Natures Wonders are a breeding ground for remarkable wildlife. This coach tour takes you across farmland to wildlife viewing areas where you’ll see penguins, seals and cormorants in their natural habitat.

The scenery is incredible, but it’s the wildlife that steals the show on this fully-guided, small-group tour.

You’ll see:

Keep an eye skyward and you might catch a glimpse of the majestic Royal Albatross – the bird with the world’s largest wingspan.

The journey to Natures Wonders is as stunning as the destination

The drive there takes you over the high road of the Otago Peninsula to Taiaroa Head. Along the way you’ll take in the spectacular views of remote beaches, steep rolling hills, rustic farm-houses and picturesque inlets. You’ll also stop for a look at Otakou Marae before continuing to your destination.

After the tour, we will return to the city via the low road – a captivating harbour-side drive.

Let Awesome Tours take you on an unforgettable trip to this private, family-owned conservation area on the Otago Peninsula.

“Otago Peninsula… the finest example of ecotourism in the world.”
David Bellamy, British botanist and environmentalist.

  1. Wildlife tour in a small coach (standard tour)
  2. Wildlife tour with Argo upgrade
  3. Sheep Shed & Wildlife tour combo

What’s included in the Natures Wonders Wildlife Eco Tour

  • All transport to and from the Octagon (or central city accommodation, if organised prior to tour)
  • 1hr guided coach tour of the world famous yellow-eyed penguin, blue penguin and NZ fur seal colonies.
  • Travel the Otago Peninsula with its stunning scenery
  • Experience driver/guide
  • Full commentary

Optional Extra

Argo upgrade
Feeling adventurous? Add some extra exhilaration to your Natures Wonders tour with the Argo upgrade. See the same wildlife areas but travel off-road with the 8-wheel-drive, all-terrain Argo vehicle.

(Select Argo Upgrade when you book)

The Sheep Shed upgrade
Experience the hustle and bustle of a New Zealand sheep-shearing shed. Full of lanolin scents, the buzz of shearing machines and excited sheep dogs.

(Check with us for the sheep shed availability)

Special Deals

Special deals appear here from time to time so keep an eye out for our next ‘Special Deal’

Daily tour details

This tour operates in all weather.

Duration: 3.5hr return (standard tour)
Departure time: 2.40pm (returning at 6pm).
Departure point: Dunedin i-Site, 50 The Octagon, Dunedin Central or central accommodation by prior arrangement.

Need a ride to and from the Octagon?

We have a free pick-up and drop-off service from central city accommodation. Let us know early so we can arrange it. (Please allow an additional 10-20 minutes.)

Your transport for the tour

You’ll enjoy the comfort and safety of:

  • a near-new, factory-fitted, 7 or 12-seater mini bus (including driver) or
  • 19-seater bus available for larger groups
  • PA system
  • air conditioning
  • vehicles that exceed all New Zealand Land Transport requirements.

All drivers/guides are experienced and qualified drivers with First Aid training.

Important: If you are travelling with an infant
Seatbelts are a legal requirement for all passengers travelling in New Zealand, and infants must be in a suitable car seat.

When you book, please contact with the infant’s age, and he will arrange for a car seat.

Important information about the Natures Wonders tour

Meals and refreshments are not included
These may be purchased at Natures Wonders cafe/restaurant or you can bring your own water.
(We do carry some water onboard if required)

Bring warm and waterproof clothing and solid footwear
This tour operates in all weather. It is an outdoor activity in a land where the weather can change rapidly, regardless of the time of year. Waterproof jackets are supplied by Natures Wonders for those taking the Argo upgrade tour, if required.

No flash photography permitted
Flash photography can disturb the wildlife. Please respect the welfare of the animals.

Reasonable level of fitness required
The tour includes a short walk to the penguin viewing hide, so a reasonable level of fitness is required for this section. The rest of the tour is by coach.