- The Monarch Tour Selector
- Wildlife Cruises
- Half Day Tours
- Full Day Tours
- Outdoor Education
- Photo Safaris
Child: $170 (6-14yrs)
Tour departs from:
20 Fryatt St, Dunedin
Complimentary pickup available.
October 1 - March 21
3:30pm departs Dunedin
(Tour length is approx 7-8 hours)
Take our mid-afternoon bus from Dunedin out via the scenic roads of the Otago Peninsula.
Join the world renowned oceanic Monarch Wildlife Cruise around the rugged coastline cliffs.
During this one hour cruise we hope to see Royal Northern Albatross returning and soaring above their hillside nesting spots. NZ Fur-seal pups playing on rocky outcrops while the adults bask in the afternoon sun. You may also see other species of albatross and large ocean birds and on special occasions you might even come across NZ Sea-lions, Dolphins or perhaps a blue penguin swimming on the sea's surface.
After the cruise you will then be taken up to a higher vantage point at the Royal Albatross Centre for their
Classic Albatross Tour, where you will learn more about these magnificent birds and have the opportunity
to view their nest sites and behaviour from above the world's only mainland colony.
Following this tour an included dinner will be prepared and served by the Albatross Cafe.
As you finish, the sun is setting over the Otago Harbour, offering fantastic landscape photo opportunites.
You will be taken on the Blue Penguin tour to watch these fascinating little creatures return to their burrows after a long day fishing out at sea. They will arrive at shore just after dusk in groups of 5 to 20+ which gives you special close-up views from a specially designed platform.
Your long southern summer afternoon is ended by taking our bus back to your accommdation.
This is due to constantly changing amount of daylight hours as the year goes on.
Co-ordinates: -45.879008, 170.507207. Free all day parking available
Please request when booking this tour.
Maximum 16 people on the cruise/bus portion of the tour. There will be others also viewing the Blue Penguins.