Otago Peninsula Wildlife Experience & Royal Albatross Shore Excursion

Otago Peninsula Wildlife Experience & Royal Albatross Shore Excursion

Otago Peninsula - Natures Wonders – Royal Albatross Colony – City | 6 hrs



Visit one of New Zealand’s most renowned eco-tourism areas, and the Royal Albatross colony.

Natures Wonders and The Royal Albatross tour is a 6-hour return trip travelling the Otago Peninsula low road to Taiaroa Head, with a drive-by look at Otakou Marae on the way.

Royal Albatross Centre

Upon arrival at the Royal Albatross Centre you have the unique opportunity to view the Royal Albatross as you enjoy a 1-hour guided tour of the colony.

We then enjoy a bit of lunch (at your own expense) before heading to the other stunning wildlife sanctuary of the day – Nature’s Wonders.

Natures Wonders

Here we take a 1-hour guided tour in a small coach over farmland to the wildlife viewing area. Or if you are feeling a little more adventurous upgrade to the exhilaration of an 8-wheel drive off-road all-terrain Argo vehicle, that takes you to the same wildlife area. See Ticket DND-T009 to purchase your upgrade. Amidst truly spectacular scenery we’ll see; the world’s rarest penguins, Hoiho the ‘Yellow Eyed’, the little Blue Penguins, the New Zealand Fur Seals and Cormorants (shags) all living in their natural environment.

Dunedin City Sites

We return to the city via the high road for the most picturesque scenery towards the Pacific Ocean on one side, the Otago Harbour on the other and Dunedin City straight ahead.
We will also visit Baldwin St (steepest street in the world) and the Dunedin Railway Station before returning you to your cruise ship by the required time.

Contact us for more information.

Please note, during the period 17th September to 23rd November, as this is the mating season for the wildlife, The Albatross Colony have now modified their 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.

Inquire about our Private tour options.

You will see

  • Albatross and Cormorants (certain time of the year)
  • Baldwin Street
  • Dunedin City Centre
  • Dunedin Railway Station
  • New Zealand Fur Seals
  • Otago Peninsula
  • Otakou Marae (photo stop)
  • Yellow-Eyed Penguins
  • Little Blue Penguins

What's Included

  • Collection from and drop off to cruise by required time.
  • Comfortable air-conditioned Transport
  • Experienced driver/guide
  • Key City Sights – time permitting (depends on the arrival/departure times of your ship)
  • Free time in the City Centre (approximately 1hr) time permitting.
  • Natures Wonders Tour
  • Royal Albatross Colony Tour

Additional Information

Per booking size (this is the minimum number of people who will be booked/attending in a single booking) 2 pax

Online booking cut-off time: 24hrs

Customer type and Price

Includes 1hr guided tours of both Natures Wonders & The Royal Albatross Colony
Key City Sights Tour, Pickup from Port Chalmers by prior arrangement and return to Port by the required time.

Includes Key City Sights, Royal Albatross Colony & Coach (Standard) at Natures Wonders
Adult ($230pp)
Child ($150pp), (5-14yrs)
Infant ($40pp) (0-4yrs) I car seat be provided. Additional cars seats will need to be hired for the day for a small fee

Argo upgrade (if available) at Natures Wonders
Adult (add $55pp)
Child ($36pc)
Infant (0-4yrs free) but must sit on an adult knee.

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 8.45am (ready for a 9am departure). 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 ships docking time and will be confirmed once a booking has been confirmed.
  • There is some walking required, on well-made paths, inclines and steps. Good footwear recommended.


  • Please note that this tour is not operating on Christmas Day, 25th December.