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Penguins, Albatross, Seals and more!

This tour is one the best things I could have done in Dunedin! Mateo, the guide, told me a lot of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nicole T
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We spent a week in New Zealand in early March. With only 1 and 1/2 days in Dunedin, we had time for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Joanna C
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untamedNZ is Dunedin's best, little tour company. We are your Qualmark endorsed, specialist small-group shore excursion and day tour provider in the South. Based out of Dunedin, NZ we offer expert guides to showcase Dunedin and the lower South Island. We offer half-day, full-day and multi-day tours to your preferred destinations and can customise tours to your needs.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour is one the best things I could have done in Dunedin! Mateo, the guide, told me a lot of interesting facts about the history of the city, the wildlife of the Otago Peninsula and the conservation efforts made to preserve endangered animals like...More

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Mateo W, Owner at untamedNZ tour company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

¡Hola Nicole! It was so nice to meet you while you were on your conference in Dunedin... And to be able to show you a unique side of Dunedin was very special! We had fantastic Royal Albatross viewing at Taiaroa Head but the very best...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a week in New Zealand in early March. With only 1 and 1/2 days in Dunedin, we had time for only one tour and selected the Penguins and Peninsula trip with Untamed NZ based on other Trip Advisor reviews. This tour was definitely...More

Thank Joanna C
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Mateo W, Owner at untamedNZ tour company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Joanna and Peter, Thank you for your glowing review! We had an exceptional small-group tour and we were very fortunate with the weather! The strong wind was excellent for the Royal Albatross and we got some great views of the moulting Yellow-eyed Penguins. They've...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

David and I want to thank you for the wonderful tour of your city and the Otago Peninsula. The tour was one of the best we've ever taken. Your knowledge of the area and passion for the animals was evident and appreciated. I couldn't believe...More

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Mateo W, Owner at untamedNZ tour company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Debbie and Dave, We are so pleased you had such a wonderful time with us in Dunedin. It's very humbling that our tour was one of the best you have ever taken :) We had an awesome day and the scenery and wildlife were...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

A friend and I had an amazing afternoon with guide, Mateo, and another couple exploring the Otago Peninsula. Wow! What a beautiful area with the best tour guide. Mateo is an outstanding guide - local, friendly, great bus driver, accommodating with an incredible knowledge of...More

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Mateo W, Owner at untamedNZ tour company, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Hi Anne, We braved the elements and were handsomely rewarded with some excellent wildlife viewing! To see 7 Royal Albatross flying at one time was quite exceptional! A record for us to be fair... I hope your cycling on the Central Otago Rail Trail is...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Mateo guided us to see the Larnach Castle and its garden (highlighted important local plants), the Albatross Centre (and a moulting penguin in its cave down the cliff), and spotted a kingfisher and other birds on the road along the coast. Many thanks to Mateo...More

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Mateo W, Owner at untamedNZ tour company, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Hi Minjie, Zhongbo and Susie, We sure did have a lovely day exploring the Otago Peninsula. It was good to brave the elements and see some great landscapes and wildlife. My favourite part of the day was seeing all three of you running back down...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Mateo put together an awesome visit to Orokonui Eco-Sanctuary for us. He made a huge effort to find out our interests and tailor our visit to meet these. His knowledge and ability stood out and we had an exceptionally great visit. If you are in...More

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Mateo W, Owner at untamedNZ tour company, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Hi Kerry and Dave, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your time visiting Orokonui Ecosanctuary with us. It's a wonderful place and we were lucky to catch glimpses of two birds that you really wished to see - the Fern Bird and Rifleman! Your enthusiasm to...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Dunedin was the first place I visited in New Zealand, and I only had one day to get an idea of the city and get out to the Otago Peninsula to see as many birds as possible. I booked in with Mateo after disembarking a...More

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Mateo W, Owner at untamedNZ tour company, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

We had an amazing tour Kate! The Royal Albatross were absolutely fantastic and the close passes were something very special - especially our old friend with the ruffled feathers. We're chuffed that this turned out to be the best day of your entire trip! We...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

This tour was the best tour of our trip to New Zealand. Mateo did an incredible tour, he was so knowledgeable about the plants, birds and animals. I actually got to pet a baby Kiwi at the sanctuary, which will be a memory that I...More

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Mateo W, Owner at untamedNZ tour company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Hi Val and Mac, We had an amazing tour, you're right! The wildlife viewing was exceptional with Takahe, Riflemen, Tui, Bellbird, Kaka and more. The icing on the cake - getting to touch the Haast Tokoeka Kiwi chick - was very unexpected and surely will...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Mateo is one of the most outstanding people I have ever had the privilege to meet. This was my third trip to Dunedin, but because I do not rent a car when I travel, I must rely on public transport. That means I could never...More

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Mateo W, Owner at untamedNZ tour company, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Hi Carol, It was so great to spend the day birding and chatting conservation with you! We were super fortunate to have a lot of nice birds on view for us... I think they must have known how passionate you are about conservation in New...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Mateo certainly went out of his way to accommodate myself, mother and sister. Our cruise ship arrived a day earlier in Dunedin. My priority was to see wildlife with the extra time available. I e-mailed Mateo who was able to offer a tour to see...More

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Mateo W, Owner at untamedNZ tour company, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2018

Hi Connie, We sure did have a lot of laughs out and about on our Penguins and Peninsula Tour. It was lucky that the Ovation of the Seas decided to come in a day earlier as this gave us the perfect chance to get out...More

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