Wildlife on the Otago Peninsula Private Tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Nature and Wildlife


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), French (fluent), German (conversational)

Wildlife on the Otago Peninsula and City Tour Private Tour

The Otago Peninsula offers a variety of rare and endangered species of wildlife such as the yellow eyed penguin, sea lions, NZ fur seals, albatrosses, spotted shags, mollymawks, shearwaters, etc.

This 7-hour day tour starts at 9. 00am from the ship at Port Chalmers wharf and will take you to see the Northern Royal Albatross Centre and the Yellow Eyed Penguin Colony.


Drive along the harbour road to the city of Dunedin and on to the Otago Peninsula.
Arrive at the Royal Albatross Center and embark on a guided tour.
The "Albatross Classic tour" includes an introductory presentation followed by a short and steep walk to the observatory to enjoy the view of the Albatross nesting and breeding area.
We will then depart to our next stop to visit the Conservation Reserve of the Yellow Eyed Penguins.
The tour involves a presentation on the life and ecology of the Yellow Eyed Penguins.
Then you will be going on a short bus ride through the farm and over the hill to the private Pipikaretu Beach for a walking tour and through a series of camouflaged tunnels and hides around the colony. Most likely you will also be able to see New Zealand Fur Seals on the rocky shore.
We will then make our way back to the city to view the Dunedin's iconic railway station and the city center
The group will then depart from Dunedin city to Port Chalmers in time for the ship's departure.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: 9:00 am from ship's wharf, Port Chalmers, Dunedin

End location: Arrive back to Ship's wharf at 4pm

Duration: 7 hours


12 seater Mini-Bus Toyota Hiace with air conditioned

What’s Included

Entry fees to the Albatross Colony and the Yellow Eyes Penguin Reserve

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 NZD - lunch

What’s Extra

Any items or purchases of a personal nature, like Lunch, are not included in the tour price.

A Recent Review of this tour

Claudine arranged a great tour. Saw everything we wanted. Worth every penny. Was very knowledgable.
Eric Holwitt

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