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Discover Dunedin's Wildlife.

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Cruise Timetable:

Adult: $53
Child: $22 (5-14yrs)

Tour departs from:
Wellers Rock Wharf 

Summer:
10:00am (90 mins)
12:00pm (60 mins)
02:00pm (60 mins)
03:15pm (60 mins)
04:30pm (60 mins)
 

Winter:
2:30pm (60 mins)


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Wildlife Cruise

A must-do experience when exploring the Otago Peninsula!

 

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Welcome aboard MV Monarch for an invigorating trip around spectacular Taiaroa Head.

Our crew give you a full commentary about the wildlife, history and geology as the boat explores
the stunningly beautiful and rugged coastline close to the entrance of the Otago Harbour.

You will see uninterrupted views of the world's only mainland nesting place of albatross.
You may be lucky enough to see the Northern Royals soaring and banking on three metre wings.

Watch the NZ Furseals breed, fight and play on the rocks around their breeding rookeries.
The endangered and impressive NZ Sealions are returning to the sandy beaches around the area.    

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.

Don't be put off by cold, damp or windy days, the local wildlife love it - we often see more activity in a cool southerly wind!

 

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Own transport is required.
Half & full day tour options available if you don't have a vehicle.

Departs from Wellers Rock on Otago Peninsula
45-60 minute drive from Dunedin city.

This cruise is suitable for people with limited mobility.
Please call or email before booking if you have any concerns.

 

Monarch's Wildlife Cruise is also included in all our half and full day tours.

 

What else you should know...

 

For more information visit our FAQ page.

 

We will be expecting you at Wellers Rock on the Otago Peninsula!