Dunedin Coach & Cruise Eco Tour | Otago Peninsula, Albatross & Penguins Package

Dunedin Coach & Cruise Eco Tour | Otago Peninsula, Albatross & Penguins Package

Enjoy an Otago Harbour Wildlife Cruise, tours of the Royal Albatross Colony, the Yellow Eyed Penguin Reserve, a visit to wading bird habitats and 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.

Experience wildlife including Albatross which has the largest wingspan of any living bird, with the average wingspan being 3.1 metres (10.2 ft), 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.

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. The key species is the Northern Royal Albatross which has one of the largest wingspans of any bird at 3 metres. Also see New Zealand fur seals, and eight other nesting bird species. We also occasionally observe whales including Orcas.

Tour Info

Tour Type: Guided Nature Tours & Walks
From: Dunedin to Dunedin
Price:
From (NZD) $250 per person
Duration: 1 Day
Tour Code: MON3

Inclusions

Pick up/drop off to all city hotels, motels, B&B's
Cruise the length of the beautiful Otago Harbour to Taiaroa Head (In winter the return portion of the harbour cruise omitted, and tour finishes at Yellow Eyed Penguin Reserve with bus back to Dunedin. Winter timetable is from 6 April to 30 Sept)
Otago Peninsula coach tour
Royal Albatross Colony
Yellow Eyed Penguin Reserve
Visit to wading bird habitats
Informative and friendly commentary
Complimentary jackets and binoculars

Tour Highlights

  • Visiting the Albatross Colony and the wading bird habitat
  • 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: 10:30am
  • Duration: 8 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
  • Lunch: time is allowed at CafĂ© – own cost
  • Winter: return time is 6pm (not 7pm)
  • Experienced driver-guides providing full commentary

Tourism Affiliations

Tourism Industry MemberQualmark Endorsed Visitor ActivityQualmark Enviro SilverTourism Industry Winner 2006

3/5.0

There are 1 reviews of this tour from past clients of Relaxing Journeys, averaging 3 out of 5.


Tour Reviews

3
05/03/2013
The tour was not bad, but the skipper of the boat who took us to see the fur seals was unwilling to turn the vessel so that both sides of the boat would get to see the seals. When we commented to him, his response was that it is easier for us to move around the boat that for him to turn the boat around. However, all the people were on the one side, and there was no way that the rest of us could fit onto the same side. Furthermore, when we took the Whaling tour a few days earlier, the skipper was able to continually turn the vessel around, so that everybody could have a chance to see the whales! and his vessel was MUCH bigger than this one. We had a lovely time seeing the albatross, and the blue penguins, although the latter were in hiding most of the time.
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Dunedin Coach & Cruise Eco Tour | Otago Peninsula, Albatross & Penguins Package
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Tour Code: MON3
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