Peninsula Wildlife Experience
A day on Otago Peninsula to experience the variety of natural and wildlife treasures in the company of an expert nature guide.
Below is a brief outline of the day with us. As we take a maximum of 5 people per tour there is an opportunity to fine-tune the itinerary to cater for individual interests.
10.30 am – depart Dunedin with your Nature Guide. We follow Highcliff Road to Otago Peninsula and explore the more remote areas of this unique wildlife environment – a very special place that is home to penguins, albatrosses, fur seals and sea lions, also providing rich feeding grounds for numerous wading birds.
During a walk through regenerating native bush we can listen to and observe some of New Zealand’s native birds, while on one of our beautiful beaches we may encounter rare New Zealand Sea Lions, little penguins, and fur seals.
Further along the peninsula, Northern Royal Albatross are breeding in the only mainland breeding colony of any albatross species in the world. This is another highlight of the day with the option of either a one-hour guided tour of the Taiaroa Head Albatross Colony or a one-hour cruise on MV Monarch to experience these majestic birds in their marine environment. Alternatively, a guided tour at Penguin Place to see rare Yellow-eyed Penguins can be organised.
4.30 pm – return to accommodation
Picnic lunch is provided at a suitable spot enroute.
The tour is not suitable for children below the age of 12 and a reasonable level of fitness is required.
We provide pick up and drop off within Dunedin City.
We operate with a minimum 2 people. We prefer to conduct the tours with a maximum of 5 people as this allows for flexibility and the opportunity to tailor to individual requirements.
Contact us to enquire about personalised nature guiding in the Dunedin area