Dunedin – Otago Peninsula with Wildlife Cruise & Yellow Eyed Penguins LT74WNCS


Combine a wildlife cruise with viewings of the rare Yellow-eyed Penguin breeding colony on this shore excursion in Otago. Included is a sightseeing tour of Dunedin City with full commentary and a stop for some lunch (optional extra) at the Royal Albatross Centre.

Experience the very best Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula has to offer with a shore excursion offering sightseeing of both Dunedin City and the Otago Peninsula, with a wildlife cruise around the heads of Otago Harbour where you will see Albatross and a host of other marine and bird life. Following the Wildlife cruise there will be a stop at the Royal Albatross centre with time for lunch in the centres cafe (optional extra) prior to visiting Nature Wonders where yellow-eyed Penguins can be viewed at close quarters.

09.00: You will be collected from your cruise ship at Port Chalmers and travel through the beautiful Otago Peninsula to enjoy a very informative, entertaining and scenically stunning tour of Dunedin City. The tour will include Otago University, Botanical Gardens, historic buildings, neo-gothic church architecture and cathedrals, stately homes, and the world’s steepest street – all with plenty of great photo opportunities. The tour will then head out onto the harbour to Wellers Rock with magnificent sightseeing on route.

11.15: Arrive at Wellers Rock and join the Monarch Wildlife Cruise. This one hour cruise travels from the inner harbour out around the heads of the peninsula where the unique Royal Albatross with their huge wingspan can be viewed along with a host of other marine animals and bird life such as fur seals, dolphins, and little blue penguins.

12.45 Following the wildlife cruise you will travel through to the Royal Albatross Centre where there will be time for lunch (optional extra) in the centres cafe’s.

14.00: Following your stop at the Royal Albatross Centre, you’ll continue on to Nature Wonders for a fully guided tour to an isolated cove on one of the remotest parts of the Otago Peninsula where you will be able to view a Yellow-eyed Penguin breeding colony along with New Zealand Fur Seals and their pups, little blue penguins, a breeding colony of cormorants and 360 degree views of the Otago Peninsula.

16.00: The tour then returns you to Port Chalmers and your cruise ship in plenty of time prior to the ships departure.

Please note: This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users nor those with mobility issues. A moderate fitness level is recommended.

Activity type : Daily Activity
Activity Time : 9.00am
Duration : 7 Hours
Maximum number of people : 30
Venue Facilities : Air conditioned coach, Monarch Wildlife Cruise, Royal Albatross Centre with Cafe and Yellow-eyed Penguin Viewing.
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For your convenience, you will not be charged until the day of your tour and if your ship cancels the port visit you will not be charged at all. How good is that!

Multiple Booking Discount

Book tours in more than one port and receive a 10% discount on all subsequent bookings –  Discounts applied at time of tour confirmations.

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Tour start/finish times are general and we may adjust these times to suite your cruise ship schedule. We guarantee your return to ship on time!

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