Unique Tour

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Highlights & inclusions

Experience the breeding colony of the Royal Albatross
See the nature reserve from unique areas
Witness the social and family life of the breeding colony
Viewing the albatross is behind a one way glass system

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Tue, May 21, 2024

What you can expect

Our premium tour—the best way to experience Pukekura's history and wildlife includes Albatross Tour and Fort Taiaroa Tour. Learn the full fascinating history of the area and see another side to the nature reserve. The ultimate - the 90 minute guided tour shares the story of the Northern Royal Albatross and the cultural history of Pukekura/Taiaroa Head. From a Maori Pa to an 1880s underground fort, Taiaroa Head is today a Nature Reserve and iconic wildlife attraction, the only mainland breeding colony of Royal Albatross in the world and home to over 20 species of birds.

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What you need to know

Inclusions
  • 90 Minute Unique Albatross tour
  • Knowledgable and informative guide
  • Visit the breeding colony of the Royal Albatross
  • Short film about the colony
  • Colony viewing from an exclusive observatory
Exclusions
  • Hotel tranfers
Highlights
  • Experience the breeding colony of the Royal Albatross
  • Learn the full fascinating history and the cultural history of Pukekura/Taiaroa Head, the wildlife and Fort Taiaroa
  • See the nature reserve from unique areas
  • Witness the social and family life of the breeding colony
  • Keep a look out for the opportunity to be amazed by the soaring three metre wingspan of the birds
  • The only mainland breeding colony of Royal Albatross in the world and home to over 20 species of birds
  • Small groups (18 pax per tour allowed by permit)
  • The only tour to access an exclusive observatory on a Department of Conservation (DOC) nature reserve
  • Viewing the albatross is behind a one way glass system to reduce our disturbance on the albatross and wildlife.
Time
  • Multiple departures from 11:00am until dusk Tours. Please call the operator to confirm your tour time once you have received your voucher (tour operator details will be provided on tour voucher)
Location
  • 1260 Harington Point Rd, Otago Peninsula, PO Box 492, Dunedin
What To Bring
  • Warm and waterproof clothes
  • Solid footwear
  • Camera (Flash not permitted)
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
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$64.00NZD
or 4 payments of $16.00 with more info