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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...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was so delighted by my tour of Orokonui Ecosanctuary and Dunedin Sights with UntamedNZ Tour Company. Mateo is friendly and knowledgeable and will make you feel right at home. I loved seeing the skunks, tuatara, and all the birds and plants at the Ecosancturay...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Mateo_Winter, Owner at untamedNZ tour company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Myra, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your experience with untamedNZ tour company. We had an AMAZING tour! I have never seen riflemen so active as that and weren't they just mesmerising?! You have truly inspired me...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have no hesitation in recommending Mateo and his UntamedNZ Tour Company. We went with Mateo on the Penguins & Peninsula Tour, and revelled in his passion, enthusiasm and knowledge of an area that has been steeped in his family history for 150 years. Wildlife...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Barbara11951
Mateo_Winter, Owner at untamedNZ tour company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Gene and Barbara, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us! You are right, you visited Dunedin in one of the wettest November's on record but we timed our tour to perfection :) I had such a lovely...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had such wonderful day! Mateo goes above and beyond to make sure you have the best time in Dunedin, first we went to orokonui an ecosanctuary full of birds and reptiles. Mateo is like the bird whisper calling all of them, making sure we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Mateo_Winter, Owner at untamedNZ tour company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hola Vivian, It was so lovely to meet someone from my second home - Guatemala! And amazing that we lived just a few miles from each other when I was travelling/volunteering there a few years back! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself so much and that...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I really wanted to visit the Orokonui Ecosanctuary while on vacation in New Zealand, but had little luck finding any cruise excursions that would take us there. Fortunately, we spoke with all the right people at Port Chalmers last minute and, BAM,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank herfuzziness
Mateo_Winter, Owner at untamedNZ tour company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Kylee, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for untamedNZ tour company! We had an exceptional time on tour visiting Orokonui Ecosanctuary and the City Highlights :) And it is always our pleasure to add a few special sights in now...More

Reviewed 8 November 2018

I was visiting Dunedin's Otago University in early November with a 'free' Saturday. Mateo ensured an amazing day visiting a wildlife reserve where we saw native New Zealand birds as well as reptiles. The day got better and better as we explored the coastline around...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Mateo W, Owner at untamedNZ tour company, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Hi Stella, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We absolutely had a wonderful day. The weather was a little suspect in the early morning but the day got warmer and warmer as we went. Lovely to see the...More

Reviewed 30 October 2018

Mateo was an outstanding guide. He was very knowledgeable and personable. On the way to the Albatross Colony, we toured remote glens where he pointed out both rare and common New Zealand birds. He was also our personal tour guide at Penguin Place. His concern...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Mateo W, Owner at untamedNZ tour company, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Hi Denise, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We braved the elements and were handsomely rewarded with great views of wildlife at every corner. The Albatross at Taiaroa Head were just fantastic in flight and the Yellow-eyed Penguin Reserve...More

Reviewed 1 October 2018

I had an amazing day with Mateo, we saw Sea lions, Fur seals, Royal Albatross, little blue penguins, yellow-eyed penguins(the highlight of the tour) and hiked to see some amazing 360 degree views of the Otago peninsula. Mateo's relationship with the people at Penguin place...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Mateo W, Owner at untamedNZ tour company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review Brandon! We sure had a special tour. We pride ourselves on small-group touring and having these connections from years of living and working on the Peninsula allows us some special privileges on tour!...More

Reviewed 21 September 2018

I visited Dunedin with my children. On our last day, we decided to see Royal Albatross. I thought it would be a rare experience for us. From the beginning, our tour guide, Mateo was very polite and kind. At first, he explained our schedule which...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Mateo W, Owner at untamedNZ tour company, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2018

Hi Satoko, It was so nice to meet you and your boys! We have a fantastic day to explore the Otago Peninsula and surrounds topped off with an action packed tour at the Royal Albatross Centre! Aren't Albatross just the most majestic gliding giants? I...More

Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

If you come to Dunedin, untamedNZ is the way to go! I greatly recommend Mateo as a tour guide, he is flexible, fun and I think he knows everything about South Island wildlife! ;-) I had a great time watching penguins and spotting albatross at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Mateo W, Owner at untamedNZ tour company, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2018

Hi Esther, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We had a lovely time spotting the various birds at Orokonui and enjoying time on my beloved Otago Peninsula. It was a special privilege for us to get to see Paku...More

Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Thanks for Mateo to run a trip for Kakapo!It’s an unique opportunity to see the superstar Sirocco!How cute it is!I booked twice to see it! Definitely it is an amazing creature of the world,unbelievable adorable! Mateo is a sweet guide,friendly and knowledgeable.He gave me the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Mateo W, Owner at untamedNZ tour company, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2018

Hi Kathy, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us! Isn't Sirocco just amazing!? We are so glad you enjoyed your time with him (so much you booked a second night). He's a real star of New Zealand's conservation programme! You...More

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