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

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

This premier Dunedin package includes the full Otago Harbour Wildlife Cruise to Taiaroa Head, tours of the Royal Albatross Colony, the Yellow Eyed Penguin Reserve, a visit to wading bird habitats, a tour of Larnach Castle and scenic Otago Peninsula bus 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, and home to 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) $290 per person
Duration: 1 Day
Tour Code: MON3L

Inclusions

Pick up/drop off to all city Hotels, Motels B&B
Cruise the length of the beautiful Otago Harbour to Taiaroa Head
Otago Peninsula coach tour
Royal Albatross Colony
Yellow Eyed Penguin Reserve
Visit to wading bird habitats
Tour of Larnach Castle
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
  • Touring Larnach Castle, New Zealand’s only castle

Schedule & Duration

  • Frequency: Daily. All year round
  • Departure Point: 20 Fryatt Street, Dunedin, or nominated accommodations (please specify at time of booking)
  • Departure Time: 9am
  • Duration: 10 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
  • Winter: return time is 6pm (not 7pm)
  • A modern fleet of luxury coaches and cruise boats specifically designed for sightseeing and touring around New Zealand

Tourism Affiliations

Tourism Industry MemberQualmark Endorsed Visitor ActivityQualmark Enviro SilverTourism Industry Winner 2006

4.5/5.0

There are 4 reviews of this tour from past clients of Relaxing Journeys, averaging 4.5 out of 5.


Tour Reviews

5
03/05/2018
We were really lucky during this trip as we managed to see just so many Albatross flying just beside us with wings wide open. Unfortunately we only see managed to see 3 penguins coming from the beach.
Overall Tour Rating

4
10/05/2017
Well coordinated with a small group. Tour guide very knowledgeable. Enjoyed it.
Overall Tour Rating

4
21/01/2014
Overall everything went well. Small group in morning was nice; more crowded and less personal once we were joined by cruise ship people. Informative and interesting.
Overall Tour Rating

5
10/09/2010
Castle was beautiful, sceenry beautiful, guide professiional and attentive.
Overall Tour Rating

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Dunedin Coach & Cruise Eco Tour | Otago Peninsula, Larnach Castle, Albatross & Penguins Package
Sightseeing Tours
Tour Code: MON3L
From (NZD) $290 per person
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Rating:
4 reviews (4.5/5)

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