Wildlife Cruise, Penguins & Larnach Castle
Travel by road along the scenic Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle. Journey back in time with our guide, for a tour of New Zealand’s only castle built in 1871. Learn the scandalous, exciting and tragic history of Larnach Castle, see the magnificent carved ceilings, antiques and craftsmanship.
You will then join the wildlife cruise with unrivalled viewing of the exciting diversity of wildlife which abounds around Taiaroa Head on the Otago Peninsula including the only mainland nesting place for Northern Royal Albatross in the world. You will also see New Zealand Fur Seals, rarely seen ocean birds, including other species of albatross; you may also see penguins, dolphins, sea lions and other marine mammals in their natural environment.
Then on to a guided tour of the Yellow Eyed Penguin Reserve to see the rarest penguin in the world found only on the south east coast of New Zealand. While in the reserve your guide will lead you on foot through a unique system of covered trenches into viewing hides. Allowing access to the living areas and breeding grounds of this shy penguin, which provides the opportunity to witness and photograph undisturbed activity at close range. Medium fitness is required on this tour.
The tour concludes returning to Dunedin by road travelling along the scenic Otago Peninsula. You will enjoy spectacular harbour and ocean views throughout the journey.
Meeting details – your Cruise Ship will come into Port Chalmers, once you disembark you will see the Dunedin I-Site marquee which will be on the wharf within 100m walk of the gangways. The buses will be departing from outside there please look for a “Monarch Wildlife” Bus, please get there around 08.50am for a 9.00am departure.
Tour commencement times: 9.00 am
Tour conclusion times: 4.30 pm
- Otago Peninsula
- Larnach Castle
- Otago Harbour Wildlife Cruise
- Guided Yellow Eyed Penguin Tour
Child (3-14 years): $125
Conditions: Prices are per person. Valid for travel until 30 September 2019. Prices were correct at time of submission but are subject to change without notice. Above stated prices include discounts (if applicable). Please enquire for full information.
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