Peninsula Encounters Tour
6hrs including Monarch Wildlife Cruise
Price from £89 per person
An Elm Wildlife Tours vehicle will pick you up from your hotel for your transfer to the Dunedin Visitor Centre, 48 The Octagon, Dunedin, the departure point of your tour. Join your coach to commence a Peninsula Encounters Tour combined with a Monarch Wildlife Cruise. 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 15 – 20 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. The Elm Wildlife tour guide will then deliver clients to Weller's Rock Wharf for a Monarch Wildlife Cruise. Travel by boat out on the open ocean to a point below the Taiaroa Head Albatross Colony for a unique view of these magnificent birds from the water. Afterwards, rejoin the Elm Wildlife tour guide for the remainder of the Peninsula Encounters Tour. Tour concludes approximately 6 hours after commencement, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
This tour is not available from 01 April to 15 September each year.
Please ensure you take: waterproof clothes, walking shoes or boots with heavy tread, snacks and drinks are recommended, personal medicines and camera (no close flash photogrphy of pengins allowed as it startles them).
Average fitness required for the walk on hilly terain and sandy beaches.