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Otago Peninsula Wildlife Package + Larnach Castle (3L)

Add a trip to NZ's only castle on to your full day tour!


Tour Timetable:

Adult: $290
Child: $145 (5-14yrs)

This tour departs from:
20 Fryatt St, Dunedin. 

Summer:
9:00am - 7:00pm

Winter:
9:00am - 6:00pm 

 

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FULL DAY TOUR 

Otago Peninsula Wildlife Package with Larnach Castle (T3L)

 



Add a tour of NZ's only castle on to your full day tour - the very best of the Otago Peninsula!




Quick Overview:

Bus out to Larnach Castle for a guided tour. Continue on for a Royal Albatross Centre tour, lunch then a Yellow-eyed
Penguin tour. Finished with our 
oceanic Wildlife Cruise and evening cruise back down the Otago Harbour to Dunedin.



 

Scenic Peninsula Bus Tour

Hear about and spot wading birds on the tidal flats and estuary systems. 
Learn of Dunedin's intrepid early settlers as you bus along the scenic roads of the Otago Peninsula.

Larnach Castle

Journey back in time with our guide for a tour of New Zealand’s only castle, built in 1871.

See the magnificent carved ceilings, antiques and craftsmanship. Learn of the scandalous, exciting and tragic
history of Larnach Castle and why William Larnach took his own life with a single shot to the head.
Climb the parapets for 360° views, and enjoy the beauty of the gardens of international significance.

You'll have time for further exploring, or a coffee from the Ballroom Cafe before continuing along the Otago Peninsula.

Royal Albatross Centre

Arrive at the R.A.C and enjoy an Albatross Classic Land Tour. Watch from above as the huge 
Northern Royal Albatross land at their nests and soar past the viewing room with their huge 3 metre wings.

You will then have time to purchase food from the Albatross Cafe or enjoy your personally pre packed lunch.

Penguin Place Conservation Reserve

Our driver will then transfer you on to Penguin Place conservation reserve.

Discover why beautiful, quirky Yellow Eyed Penguins are the most endangered in 
the world, found only on the South East Coast of New Zealand.

A short bus ride over a working farm takes your small group in to the reserve, where your guide will lead you 
on foot through unique covered trenches into viewing hides. These allow close viewing and photography of the 
different behaviours of this unique and shy penguin, in it's natural environment. 

Monarch Wildlife Cruise

Enjoy our fascinating Wildlife Cruise around Taiaroa Head, the world's only mainland nesting place of Royal Albatross.

Watch as NZ Furseals play and swim near their breeding colonies, out at sea you can spot rarely seen ocean birds including other albatross species and petrels, and you may see penguins, dolphins and other marine mammals.

Afternoon Harbour Cruise

Relax on the cruise back to Dunedin along NZ’s most photogenic harbour.

 


 

Medium level fitness required for this tour.

Approx 1-2km walking at Penguin Place on uneven ground, plus several steps.


The tour departs daily from 20 Fryatt St, Dunedin.

GPS co-ordinates: -45.879008, 170.507207. Free all day parking.


Complimentary pickup/dropoffs available. 

Please request when making your booking, city accommodation locations only.

 

Lunch is not provided on this tour option.

You will have time to purchase food at the Albatross Cafe or bring a pre-packed lunch with you on tour.

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What else you should know...

  • Windy cool “bad weather” is actually great weather for watching albatross soaring. We love a cold southerly wind!
  • Warm jackets are provided and the aft deck is enclosed and heated.
  • Binoculars, commentary, and multi language information sheets are provided.
  • Lunch is not provided but can be purchased or brought along.
  • Souvenirs and refreshments can be bought from our fully licensed galley.
  • Most tours are suitable for people with limited mobility, but general fitness and walking shoes advised for Penguin Place 1½ hr guided tour.
  • Complimentary tea and coffee on the Harbour Cruise.
  • Children aged 1-5yrs travel free of charge with a full paying parent/guardian.

 

For more information visit our FAQ page.
 
 

We will expecting you at our Fryatt Street office!