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Winter Special – 50% Discount – Saturday 2 August

July 28, 2014
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School Holiday Fun

July 8, 2014
School holidays! Great time for the kids to get some very fresh sea air! Yesterday’s guests on the Monarch had a good trip, seeing four sealions like [...] Read more…

Here are some finer points of Monarch’s winter brush-up:

July 7, 2014
Nice new carpet – marine grade, with soundproofing underlay.  This and the new engine room soundproofing has really helped to quieten the boat. You [...] Read more…

Get closer to unique southern ocean animals

Friendly local experts will guide you on our classic boat MV Monarch or from our buses, so you see the best of the Otago Peninsula and its wildlife - albatross, penguins, marine mammals, and ocean birds. In addition to this wonderful wildlife we'll share the fascinating history and geology of the Dunedin area with you. As three-time New Zealand Tourism Award winners, operating since 1983, our passion is helping you enjoy our great outdoors. A 



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