Royal Albatross Colony and Larnach Castle – Dunedin’s two must-see attractions

Royal Albatross Colony and Larnach Castle – Dunedin’s two must-see attractions

Otago Peninsula – Royal Albatross Colony – Larnach Castle – City I 6hrs


Our exclusive combined tour of The Royal Albatross Colony and Larnach Castle offers the perfect blend of nature, culture and adventure and is the ideal way to spend your day ashore in Dunedin.

See the majestic Royal Albatross in spectacular surroundings

Brace yourself for the sight of magnificent albatross gliding gracefully through the air – and landing not-so-gracefully on the hillside at the end of Otago Peninsula. The Royal Albatross Colony offers a rare opportunity to visit the world’s only mainland home of the Northern Royal Albatross. You’ll hear incredible facts about their long flights and interesting habits, and learn about the conservation efforts in place to protect these impressive birds.

A time capsule of upper-class family life in early Dunedin

After a short lunch stop, the tour resumes with the chance to explore the historic Larnach Castle. Step back in time as you roam through lavishly-furnished rooms and wander the significant and beautifully landscaped gardens. You’ll hear stories of the castle’s past and experience the elegance and grandeur of this architectural gem from a bygone era.

A well-planned tour that maximises your time

We understand that time is of the essence for our cruise ship passengers. Our tours are meticulously planned to ensure you make the most of your day in Dunedin. With our attention to detail and commitment to exceptional service, you can relax and immerse yourself in all that Dunedin has to offer.

You will see

  • Royal Albatross
  • Larnach Castle & Gardens
  • Baldwin Street
  • Dunedin City Centre
  • Dunedin Railway Station
  • Otago Peninsula
  • Otakou Marae (photo stop)

What's Included

  • Collection from and drop back to Port by the required time
  • Comfortable air-conditioned Transport
  • Experienced driver/guide
  • Key City Sights
  • Free time in the City Centre (approximately 1hr)
  • The Royal Albatross Colony
  • Larnach Castle
  • Your experienced local guide offering expert commentary

What to Bring

  • Waterproof jacket
  • A sunhat and sunscreen
  • Your camera
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Money/Credit Card for lunch, gifts/souvenirs

Additional Information

Not Included

  • Meals are not included but there is time for you to buy lunch during the tour.


  • The tour begins at 10.30am from the City Centre, but pick-up is from the cruise ship at Port Chalmers at a pre-arranged time. You will have a little free time in the City Centre before the tour officially starts. This pick-up time may vary depending on your ship’s docking time and will be confirmed once a booking has been confirmed.
  • There is some walking required, on well-made paths, inclines and steps. We recommend good footwear.


  • Please note that this tour is not operating on Christmas Day, 25th December.
  • There is limited wheelchair access within Larnach Castle