Dunedin Coach & Cruise Eco Tour | Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour & Penguins

Dunedin Coach & Cruise Eco Tour | Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour & Penguins

Enjoy a guided tour of the Yellow Eyed Penguin Reserve as well as cruise the length of the beautiful Otago Harbour then a wildlife cruise of spectacular Taiaroa Head, and finally a scenic Otago Peninsula coach tour. This rugged and wild coastline is the natural home of the Yellow Eyed Penguin, the rarest penguin in the world found only on the south east coast of New Zealand.

Be fascinated and exhilarated with the wealth of wildlife, dramatic views, so close and so natural with this half day cruise and coach tour of Dunedin's Otago Peninsula, Otago Harbour and Taiaroa Head; the only mainland nesting place for Northern Royal Albatross in the world, and home to New Zealand fur seals, and eight other nesting bird species.

Experience wildlife including Albatross, Fur Seals, Yellow Eyed Penguins, Shags, Gulls, Terns Oyster Catchers & Herons. Often seen are Dolphins, Sea Lions Blue Penguins, Shearwaters, Godwits, Royal Spoonbills, Cape Pigeons and Petrels.

The "Wandering Albatross" has the largest wingspan of any living bird, with the average wingspan being 3.1 metres (10.2 ft), as a result of which it is capable of remaining in the air for several hours at a time without beating its wings. The back of their wings change from black to white with age. Several species of albatross are observed including Buller, White Capped, Black Browed, Southern Royals. We also occasionally observe whales including Orcas.

Tour Info

Tour Type: Guided Nature Tours & Walks
From: Dunedin to Dunedin
Price:
From (NZD) $148 per person
Duration: 1/2 Day
Tour Code: MON2P

Inclusions

Pick up/drop off to all city hotels, motels, B&B's
Pick up/drop off for cruise passengers at the port (morning departure only)
Cruise the length of the beautiful Otago Harbour to Taiaroa Head
Otago Peninsula coach tour
Informative and friendly commentary
Complimentary jackets and binoculars

Tour Highlights

  • Seeing the cutest little Yellow Eyed Penguins up close
  • Informative commentary, fact sheet and guides to help identify species, interpret behaviours and enhance understanding of the wildlife and geographical features
  • Looking through binoculars for an even closer view
  • Fabulous views with sea birds “squawking” overhead

Schedule & Duration

  • Frequency: Daily. All year round
  • Departure Point: 20 Fryatt Street, Dunedin, or nominated accommodations (please specify at time of booking)
  • Departure Time: 8:30am or 1.30pm. (1pm only between 6th April & 30th September)
  • Duration: 5 hours approximately
  • Return Details: Hotel drop offs available
  • Closed: Christmas Day

Important Information

  • This tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance of travel
  • Confirmation for this product will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated
  • Complete operator information, including opening times and local contact telephone numbers are included on your e-voucher

General Information

  • Child ages are 5-16 years inclusive (0-4 years are free if sitting on a lap, but if a seat is required a child fare must be paid)
  • General fitness and comfortable walking shoes advised for Penguin Place
  • Enclosed afterdeck and heated cabin
  • A full bar and cafe is available onboard
  • Experienced driver-guides providing full commentary

Tourism Affiliations

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Dunedin Coach & Cruise Eco Tour | Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour & Penguins
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Tour Code: MON2P
From (NZD) $148 per person
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