Royal Albatross Colony and Otago Peninsula

Shore Excursions

Key City Sights & Otago Peninsula Wildlife Experience



One of NZ’s most renowned heritage eco-tourism areas


A 6 hour return trip travelling the low 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 and enjoy some magnificent scenery on the way.

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. After your wild life tour you can sit back and take in the view while enjoying a bit of lunch (own expense).

After lunch you have the unique opportunity to view the Royal Albatross as you enjoy a 1 hour guided tour of the colony. 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.

Included in your tour, we take a look at Baldwin St (steepest street in the world), Otago University, and Dunedin Railway Station before returning you to your cruise ship by the required time.

‘An experience not to be missed’



NZ$195 per person (child 5-15yrs $125 & Infant 0-4yrs $39 car seat available, must be pre-ordered $25) Includes 1 hr guided tours of both Natures Wonders & Royal Albatross Centre.
Plus Key City Sights Tour. Pickup from Port Chalmers by prior arrangement and returned to Port by the required time.

Please Note:  during the period 17th September to 23rd November, as this is the mating season for the Albatross, The Albatross Centre have modified their tour during these dates so the tour and viewing is still possible. One of their viewing hides will not be available during this period. They still take you to other viewing opportunities and the rest of the tour content is the same.

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