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Discover the most beautiful place on earth with a small group tour. Explore Dunedin, the Otago Peninsula and lower South Island with a knowledgeable local guide and see what others miss! Choose from half-day, full-day and multi-day tours to your preferred destinations. We can customise tours to your needs and we also offer private-group tours - email us or go to our website to find out more!
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Barb G wrote a review Mar 2021
Palmerston North, New Zealand69 contributions32 helpful votes
We had an amazing day with Mateo. Thoroughly enjoyed his company and knowledge of Dunedin & the Otago Peninsula. His passion for the Orokonui ecosanctuary was infectious , we loved the peace and tranquility of the sanctuary. The bird life is fantastic so worth the huge effort that has gone into developing the site and ensuring that it is preditor free. Thank you so much Mateo very best wishes to you. We would thoroughly recommend this tour Nga mihi nui Graeme & Barb
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from Mateo_Winter, Owner at untamedNZ tour company
Responded 24 Mar 2021
Kia ora Graeme and Barb, We had a simply fabulous day exploring Orokonui Ecosanctuary and Dunedin City! The day was full of sunshine, full of wildlife and full of fabulous views! It's always special to have close encounters with our native wildlife and the hard work at Orokonui to keep predators at bay certainly allowed us some amazing moments. I hope you had a good time at Larnach Castle and the legs aren't too tired from the Central Otago Rail Trail! Hope to see you again one day! Best, Mateo
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L Doug wrote a review Feb 2021
7 contributions1 helpful vote
Brillant trip to Oronokuni Ecosantuary with Mato. Excellent guide with a vast knowledge of Oronokuni which he is happy to share with his clients. Super friendly and professional. My second trip with Mato and I will recommend his tours to anyone. Definite highlight of this trip was viewing both pairs of Takahe and the three kaka which we were fortunate enough to find.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from Mateo_Winter, Owner at untamedNZ tour company
Responded 24 Mar 2021
Hi Lee, Thank you so much for visiting Dunedin with untamedNZ tour company again! Our trip to Orokonui Ecosanctuary was a special one for sure and those Takahē just can't be beat! It's always great stumbling across a cheeky Kaka or 3 l! Their rambunctious shenanigans always bring a smile to my face. Hope to see you again soon for a trip out to see your beloved Royal Albatross! Best, Mateo
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Elizabeth Steadman wrote a review Sep 2020
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Wild hills and beaches of Dunedin's coast and a fabulous time at the albatross colony. Thanks Mateo. I will do this again the next time I am in Otago. So much knowledge that Mateo is happy to share.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Mateo_Winter, Owner at untamedNZ tour company
Responded 29 Sep 2020
Hi Liz, thanks so much for choosing untamedNZ tour company to explore Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula! It was certainly a day for wild and beautiful scenery! It was a fantastic day interspersed with history and wildlife and I'm so pleased to take you to some new parts of Otago. Looking forward to your next visit to the deep south 😊 Best, Mateo
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Voyage553500 wrote a review Jun 2020
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Yellow-Eyed Penguin "Bubble Tour" We feel so lucky to have been able to take this tour with Mateo recently. What an amazing part of NZ and what a truly passionate and informative guide Mateo is! The weather gods were reasonably kind to us in that although it was cold, slightly damp and windy with reduced visibility in the higher areas, down on the peninsula it was sunny! Mateo has so much knowledge of bird-life and was able to point out lots of different species whilst we were driving around Hoopers Inlet. He even took photos and emailed them through later! We didn't get to see an albatross, however it was fabulous just standing at the cliff edge watching the other gulls soar. The highlight was definitely seeing at least 8 yellow-eyed penguins! What an amazing experience to see the penguins in their natural habitat - such funny wee creatures who live to their own time-frame. The "tunnels" that have been created to hide observers from the penguin's view are fabulous and add an element of adventure to the whole viewing. We had such a special experience and would not hesitate to recommend this tour (and especially Mateo) to anyone visiting Dunedin. You don't have to be passionate about nature before you go, but you'll come back being thankful that we have such a wonderful facility here in the South Island. Thanks again Mateo
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from Mateo_Winter, Owner at untamedNZ tour company
Responded 2 Jul 2020
Hi Phil and Jill, Thank you so much for choosing untamedNZ tour company to explore the Otago Peninsula. The weather was a little dull but it definitely didn't put a dampener on our afternoon! Some great viewing of Yellow-eyed Penguins and the other wildlife at the reserve. I was really, really pleased with the variety of behaviours we saw of our penguins in the wild and the close proximity of the viewing! Hope you enjoyed your dinner at the Prohibition Smokehouse. Until next time! Best, Mateo
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Steve R wrote a review May 2020
Amelia Island, Florida9 contributions1 helpful vote
We took the Penguin Tour during our brief stop in Dunedin. Our guide, Mateo, was fantastic! We took a full exploratory drive around the Otago Peninsula where he explained not only about his family’s 160 year history on the peninsula, but helped us find and identify scores of shore birds along the bay, spot the albatross nesting pairs on the cliffs, and visit the fabulous yellow-eyed and little blue penguin conservatory on the beach. Watching the seals loll on the rocks was an added treat. This was by far our best afternoon in New Zealand! Thank you Mateo!
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Response from Mateo_Winter, Owner at untamedNZ tour company
Responded 9 Jun 2020
Hi Steve and Nancy, Thank you so much for choosing untamedNZ tour company to explore the Otago Peninsula and surrounds with. We had a fantastic afternoon on our Penguins and Peninsula Tour and were handsomely rewarded with spectacular penguin viewing at the end of the tour!! My first tour under COVID restrictions felt like my first tour ever! But I'm so glad we had such a great afternoon and I'm looking forward to hearing how you enjoy Nelson before your (FINAL) return home 😊 Best, Mateo
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