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Standard Tour including an Albatross Tour

Join your coach to commence a half day Peninsula Encounters Tour. This is the ultimate Otago Peninsula tour - a memorable wildlife experience with a unique insight into some of the world's rarest wildlife. Travel the length and breadth of the Otago Peninsula: one of the world's few untouched areas, with amazing wildlife and spectacular scenery. This wildlife trek enables close, secluded viewing of the unique and world-renowned wildlife living on the Peninsula. In addition to the 25-30 species of marine and wading birds, the main 'stars' you will see include the Royal Albatross, Hookers Sealions, Blue Penguins, New Zealand Fur Seals and Yellow Eyed Penguins.

Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour

Board your Monarch Wildlife Cruises vessel M.V. Monarch to commence a half day Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour. M.V. Monarch is a 16.5 metre diesel-propelled sail boat with a top speed of 9 knots. Cruise the length of the beautiful Otago Harbour and experience unrivalled viewing of the exciting diversity of wildlife which abounds on spectacular Taiaroa Head; the only mainland nesting place for Northern Royal Albatross in the world, and home to NZ Fur Seals and eight other nesting bird species. Other wildlife seen may include dolphins, sea lions and a fascinating array of rarely seen ocean birds including other species of albatross, penguins and marine mammals in their natural environment.The Monarch Wildlife bus will bring you back to the city along the beautiful Otago Peninsula.

Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour with Penguin Place

Board your Monarch Wildlife Cruises vessel M.V. Monarch to commence a half day Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour with Penguin Place. M.V. Monarch is a 16.5 metre diesel-propelled sail boat with a top speed of 9 knots. Cruise the length of the beautiful Otago Harbour and experience unrivalled viewing of the exciting diversity of wildlife which abounds on spectacular Taiaroa Head; the only mainland nesting place for Northern Royal Albatross in the world, and home to NZ Fur Seals and eight other nesting bird species. Other wildlife seen may include dolphins, sea lions and a fascinating array of rarely seen ocean birds including other species of albatross, penguins and marine mammals in their natural environment. After the cruise, enjoy 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. A short bus trip over the farm takes small groups on to the reserve where a knowledgeable guide will lead participants on foot through a unique system of covered trenches into viewing hides. These hides allow access to the living areas and breeding grounds of this shy penguin, which provides the opportunity to witness and photograph undisturbed activity at extremely close range. The Monarch Wildlife bus will bring you back to the city along the beautiful Otago Peninsula.

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