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Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour

Cruise the length of the beautiful Otago Harbour and keep your eyes peeled for local inhabitants such as penguins, New Zealand Fur Seals and the incredible Northern Royal Albatross which can have a wingspan of over three metres.

Experience unrivalled wildlife viewing on this fascinating tour which explores Otago Harbour, the natural harbour of Dunedin, and is home to an all manner of creatures great and small.

After being collected from your hotel, transfer to Wellers Rock Wharf where you will board your vessel and begin the water-based adventure.

As well as being home to New Zealand fur seals, penguins and an abundance of bird species, this picturesque region is also the only mainland nesting place for Northern Royal Albatross in the world!

Other wildlife seen may include dolphins, Hooker's sea lions and different species of albatross going about their business in their natural environment.

A 'wildlife' bus will bring you back to the city, driving along the beautiful Otago Peninsula to deliver a different perspective and more wildlife viewing opportunites.

Experience Includes

  • Wildlife themed Otago Harbour cruise
  • Full narrated commentary
  • Tour of the Yellow Eyed Penguin Reserve (if option selected)
  • Complimentary jackets and binoculars
  • Scenic Bus Tour of Otago Peninsula
  • Pick-up and drop off from Dunedin hotels

Experience Excludes

  • Food
  • Refreshments
  • Optional gratuities


Daily, year round.

Departure location

Monarch Wharf, 20 Fryatt Streets, Dunedin.

Start times

October to mid April: 8.30am and 1.00pm (penguin tour option) or 3.30pm (standard tour option); mid April to September: 1.00pm.


3.5 hours or 5 hours if the penguin tour option is chosen.

Terms & Conditions

  • Please follow the instructions on your voucher.
  • Children aged 0-4 may participate free of charge.
  • Warm clothing will be required in the colder months, sunglasses and sun-block during summer.