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ADULT: $98 | CHILD: $34 (5-14YRS) | INFANT: $0 (0-4 YRS)


 

ROYAL
ALBATROSS
CENTRE

MONARCH
WILDLIFE
CRUISE

 

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DAC
COMBO
TIMES

SUMMER (OCt-APR)

WILDLIFE CRUISE:
11:30am | 01:30pm | 03:00pm

ALBATROSS CENTRE TOUR:
We will book the next available tour & confirm
via email once you have finalised your booking.

WINTER (APR-SEPT)

WILDLIFE CRUISE:
02:30pm

ALBATROSS CENTRE TOUR:
01:00pm
*This may vary depending on availability.

ROADWORKS ON THE OTAGO PENINSULA:
We recommend allowing at least 60 minutes if driving to Wellers Rock from the start of Portobello Road. Delays of up to 20 mins have been experienced.


Maximize your royal albatross experience WITH THIS SELF-DRIvE OPTION!


COMBO OVERVIEW:

Drive yourself out along the beautiful & scenic roads of the Otago Peninsula and combine a Royal Albatross Centre land tour with an invigorating Monarch Wildlife Cruise.

MONARCH WILDLIFE CRUISE (60 mins)
Welcome aboard! Enjoy uninterrupted views of the Northern Royal Albatross colony. We aim to put you in the perfect spot as these majestic birds glide effortlessly across the ocean. Watch as they use their three metre wingspans and thermal updrafts to land atop Taiaroa Head. During your cruise you will spot other rare and unique species like NZ fur seals, cormorants, other types of albatross and seabirds. We also occasionally spot
NZ sealions, dolphins & blue penguins.

ROYAL ALBATROSS CENTRE TOUR (60mins)
Watch a short movie by Natural History NZ before heading up to a special viewing observatory where you’ll overlook the hillside and nesting sites of these huge birds. Watch as they soar past the observatory and as the juvenile birds develop future relationships, while adult birds interact with their partners or chicks.

Please advise when booking if you are concerned about your mobility. It is a fairly steep 20 metre incline to walk up to the observatory room. Assistance can be organised if we are notified in advance.

Please note:
You are required to drive yourself to each location. This is a self-drive option.
If you need transportation please check-out our half day and premium full day tours.

 

FAQ:

How do the bookings work?
When selecting your tour time you’re selecting the departure time for the Wildlife Cruise - once the booking is completed our staff will book you on the next available Albatross Centre tour and then email you the confirmed details and directions to each location.

Can I change the tour times?
Yes, please contact us if you would like to change a tour time. If it is available we will do our best to ensure it suits your schedule.
Email us on monarch@wildlife.co.nz

What weather conditions are best?
Albatross prefer flying in stronger winds, the ideal forecast


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WILDLIFE CRUISE LOCATION:

Wellers Rock Wharf
813 Harington Point Road, Otakou, 9077

 

ALBATROSS TOUR LOCATION:

Royal Albatross Centre
1260 Harington Point Rd, Dunedin 9077