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Wildlife and Wilderness Tour with an Ex Ranger provided by Horizon Tours

Wildlife and Wilderness Tour with an Ex Ranger

Wildlife and Wilderness Tour with an Ex Ranger
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from $148.72 per adult
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Last updated: 24 Sep 2020
A note from Wildlife and Wilderness Tour with an Ex Ranger
Face masks are available on our vans
What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
About
Explore native forests, experience spectacular coastlines, watch for seals, sea lions, albatross and other seabirds with an ex DoC Ranger. Complete your day by marvelling at little penguins returning home for the night. This tour is designed for those who want to get a deeper insight into Dunedin's iconic wildlife and wilderness landscapes, guided by an expert who has decades of wildlife management experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 90921P8
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Binoculars • Snacks and Hot Soup are provided • Air-conditioned vehicle • Accommodation pick up/drop off is available • Entry/Admission - Dunedin
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We will collect you from either your Hotel or outside the Dunedin i-SITE at 50 The Octagon. Please arrive just prior to the departure time. Contact us directly for Hotel Pick Up times.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Binoculars • Snacks and Hot Soup are provided • Air-conditioned vehicle • Accommodation pick up/drop off is available • Entry/Admission - Dunedin
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We will collect you from either your Hotel or outside the Dunedin i-SITE at 50 The Octagon. Please arrive just prior to the departure time. Contact us directly for Hotel Pick Up times.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h 30m
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Woodhaugh Gardens
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Dunedin Beach
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 3
    Taiaroa Head
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Blue Penguins Pukekura
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
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Paula
Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand2 contributions
Very enjoyable and good value for money.
I would highly recommend this tour. It was very enjoyable and good value for money as it was seven.hours long. The van was comfortable and spacious. Lyndon is very knowledgeable and entertaining. We saw a variety of plants, trees and birdlife, a fur seal, sea lions and Little Blue Penguins coming home to roost.
Written 28 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Kylie R
Kia ora! Thank you for your review. We are very glad that you had an enjoyable time. Your recommendation means the world to us. Take care! Nga mihi, The Horizon Tours Whanau, (family)
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tina3337
Auckland17 contributions
Excellent tour
May 2021 • Friends
This was a great tour, Lyndon is an awesome guide, super knowledgeable, friendly and really looked after us. We saw sea lions, fur seal and so many little blue penguins! Highly recommend this tour :)
Written 14 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Kylie R
Kia ora! Thank you so much for your review. Glad that so many of our wild locals came out to say hello on the night you were out with us. Nga mihi, The Horizon Tours Whanau, (family)
Written 16 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Patricia J
1 contribution
Excellent wildlife tour
May 2021 • Couples
Watching Blue penguins coming to shore. Getting to know the history of numerous plants and trees. Great tour guide.
Written 4 May 2021
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Kylie R
Kia ora, Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to write one, and hope to see you again one day. Nga mihi, The Horizon Tours Whanau, (family)
Written 16 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Paula A
1 contribution
Amazing Tour
Apr 2021
This is an unforgettable tour! It combines many aspects of nature, including native flora and fauna and their historic uses of plants as well as wildlife . We saw some of Dunedin's beautiful scenery before heading to the gorgeous Peninsula.

We were mesmerised watching the sea lions play right in front of us. It was a magical sight watching the little blue penguins come ashore at dusk and then listening to them while watching through night vision binoculars.

So many photo opportunities. Highly recommend this tour, especially with Lyndon's knowledge and keen eye to spot wildlife!
Written 11 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Kylie R
Kia ora! Thank you so much for your review. It sounds like you had a great time, and we are so happy you have taken the time to let people know of your experience. Nga mihi, The Horizon Tours Whanau, (family)
Written 14 April 2021
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Vladimir P
Wellington, New Zealand2 contributions
Highly recommended
I really enjoyed the tour. Lyndon was very knowledgeable. The sea lions were awesome! They put up a great show. Also, the little blue Penguins were adorable!
Written 8 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Kylie R
Kia ora! Thank you for your review. Glad to hear you had a great time. Those peninsula locals are pretty wild and the show is always a good one. Nga mihi, The Horizon Tours Whanau, (family)
Written 14 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

CarolienNZ
1 contribution
Nature and wildlife tour with friendly local guide
Apr 2021 • Couples
Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable of the local area. We felt looked after and learned a lot about the native flora. Seeing the Little Blue Penguins was an unforgettable experience.
Written 7 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Kylie R
Kia ora, Thank you for your review. Every single one means a lot to us. The little blues are a very popular wild local on our peninsula! Nga mihi, The Horizon Tours Whanau, (family)
Written 14 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

natsnaps
Auckland, New Zealand179 contributions
The most exceptional experience
What a magical tour!
Right from pick up the enthusiasm and passion for nature and wildlife was felt.
Lyndon takes you to some special parts of Dunedin that many locals don’t even know about! He shares his knowledge and you see nature in a whole new light. And you laugh and feel like you’re walking with family the whole time.
The seals we saw were incredible, watching them frolic or lounge on the beach was incredible while respecting their space.
Lyndon also ensured we got the best spots for seeing Albatross flying overhead and then the amazing little blue penguins coming to shore.
What I experienced and got to encounter makes me feel like I spent a week with Lyndon, not just the afternoon!
I highly encourage everyone to take this trip, and the star gazing one to really have the most unique and special experience. You won’t ever regret it.
Written 15 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Kylie R
Kia ora! Thank you so much for your review. Your review and recommendation mean a lot to our little business. Sounds like you had an amazing time! Hope to see you again! Nga mihi, The Horizon Tours Whanau, (family)
Written 14 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sandy lin
2 contributions
Wild life tours should try with the ex ranger
Feb 2021 • Solo
Saw the penguins, sea lion and to be honest the tour guide is the best. Learned a lot of nature the unfortunate im not a big fan of big bird. I saw an albatross flying across the peninsula
Written 10 March 2021
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Kylie R
Kia ora! Thank you so much for your review. Every single one means a lot to our family business. I will pass your comments on to Lyndon. Nga mihi, The Horizon Tours Whanau, (family)
Written 14 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Andrew B
5 contributions
A fantastic tour! Certainly delivered to our expectations!
Feb 2021
While researching tours in the area before flying south from Napier, the customer reviews on this site sold us this tour, and we were most certainly not disappointed! Our tour guide/driver Lyndon, with his incredible never ending knowledge, delivered in an enthusiastic and entertaining manner. Without doubt, Lyndon is a top tour guide!
Our first trip to Dunedin and the surrounding area, this tour is most highly recommended, providing the opportunity to enjoy the amazing views, and to learn so many interesting facts re the flora and fauna, along with very closeup encounters of bird life, sea lions, albatross and the penguins - their homecoming after a day at sea fishing topped off a wonderful 7 hour tour.
An excellent tour, ..... the memories of a day that will stay with us forever!
Thank you team!
Written 26 February 2021
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Kylie R
Kia ora! Thank you so much for your review. And what a review it is! So glad you had a great time out with us. Very cool to hear that the memories will last forever! Nga mihi, The Horizon Tours Whanau, (family)
Written 14 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sophie
Dunedin, New Zealand9 contributions
Make sure you go wild with Horizon!
Feb 2021 • Friends
What an amazing experience! Lyndon is an encyclopaedia of wild information and a warm, engaging and caring host. We learnt so much about our native flora and fauna as we visited secret places and met NZ wildlife. From forest visits, to sea lion spotting and penguins parading this was an incredible wildlife tour showcasing fascinating NZ wild places- truly Dunedin is the wildlife capital of New Zealand. Lyndon’s storytelling and ability to convey interesting information in a memorable way really made this evening tour very special. The pop quiz on the way back really reinforced how much we’d learned and experienced over our time with Lyndon. If you love learning about nature from an expert this is the wildlife tour to take- an intimate, insightful wildlife experience. Having soup while looking at Pyramids was pretty wild too!
Thanks Horizon Tours for a memorable time that was really special!
Written 17 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Kia ora Sophie! Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you had a great time out with Lyndon, and took the time to right us a review. Hope to see you out with us again soon. Nga mihi, The Horizon Tours Whanau, (family)
Written 19 February 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Awesome!!!
Super comfy and personalized, Kylie was incredible, knowledgeable and the whole experience was super fun!
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A great night under the stars, Dunedin
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Absolutely fantastic! A must do for any visitor to Dunedin!
James you are an excellent guide. Our group of 4 absolutely loved the history, the culture, the sights and the ban
natsnaps
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A must do experience!
From the moment I was picked up I felt like I was travelling with family. As a family based company their hospitali
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All round excellence!
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Amazing animal tour!
Lyndon took us incredible nature and animal tour. He is very knowledgeable and always make sure if we are safe and
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GREAT DECISION! WOULD DO IT AGAIN!
OMG my wife and I took this tour years ago and the beauty of it still brings smiles to our faces. The knowledge and
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Absolutely amazing- loved it!
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A phenomenal MUST-DO tour!
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Recommend a must do, NO REGRETS!
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