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The Royal Albatross Centre

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The only chance to see... the world's only mainland Royal Albatross Breeding Colony. A unique experience to access the nature reserve to see giant albatross court, mate, raise their chicks and show off their three metre wingspans. Taiaroa...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1260 Harington Point Rd, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The DOC rangers do good work and it is important that they are there.... but you can get better views of albatross from litter tour operators in Dunedin, Oban and Kaikoura by boat. 50 plus dollars each for a cheesy video, a guide who probably...More

Thank SScheibel
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It wasn't the best time of the year to see the albatrosses but the visit was still interesting. The free exhibition is great and the guide told us a lot about the albatrosses and other birds and wildlife seen at this location.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We did an hours tour after the Monarch cruise so it was a Great addition to the afternoons trip to see the Albatross. We learnt a lot about them and the other sea birds . Sven was a a very good guide .

Thank Cathy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Centre is right on the tip of the Otago Peninsula and just getting there is well worth the drive. The scenery is amazing. We were warned before hand that we may not sight an albatross a this time of the season but our guide,...More

Thank Christine C
OtagoPeninsulaTrust, Manager at The Royal Albatross Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora and thanks for taking the time to write a review. Thanks for supporting us by taking a tour. There is the chance for great viewing at the moment, with an opportunity to see adults coming back to the colony to socialise and re-establish...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Set on the tip of the beautiful Otago Peninsular, this centre is dedicated to the ongoing protection and survival of the amazing Royal Albatross. The scenery alone is worth the drive, and the centre is free to walk through. I must admit, we only did...More

Thank Robbo3585
OtagoPeninsulaTrust, Manager at The Royal Albatross Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora and thanks for taking the time to write a review. Thanks for supporting us by taking a tour. There is the chance for great viewing at the moment, with an opportunity to see adults coming back to the colony to socialise and re-establish...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were warned when we booked a tour that it was unlikely to spot an albatross at this current time, which I think was very upfront of the centre, as the tour isn’t cheap. In nature there is always a risk of no show or...More

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OtagoPeninsulaTrust, Visitor host at The Royal Albatross Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Ora and thank you for taking your time to write a review, We really appreciate your feedback and understanding, and we are glad that you enjoyed the other wildlife here. Albatross are wild animals, and it is sometimes hard to predict what you will...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a really informative and enjoyable visit. I think the staff were great and I love the history. One person can make a difference. Very lucky to see a parent Albatross in flight, as well as the chicks. Nephew liked the jail and the...More

Thank Raymond D
OtagoPeninsulaTrust, Visitor Host at The Royal Albatross Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Ora thank you for your positive review, Thank you for taking your time to write us a review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit and saw albatross in flight as well as the chicks. We are glad that your nephew also...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Felt like a private tour as it was just me and my two children on the 12:30 tour. Our guide Andrea had plenty of stories and information for my inquisitive kids. She was also very patient. While we didnt see any albatross, Andrea pointed out...More

Thank xtne
OtagoPeninsulaTrust, Manager at The Royal Albatross Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia ora and thanks for taking the time to write a review. Thanks for supporting us by taking a tour. Our team love sharing their knowledge and stories of the albatross and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit with our guide Andrea....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great centre, lovely and new, good facilities.we didn’t do tour, got there too late but still enjoyed the amazing view and birds.More

Thank Vanessa L
OtagoPeninsulaTrust, Manager at The Royal Albatross Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia ora and thanks for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate your great feedback and encouragement to others. We hope that next time you will join our guided tour to meet the amazing albatross at the world's only mainland breeding colony...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family really enjoyed visiting the Royal Albatross Centre; the guides were informative and even though we didn't see many birds the view was incredible and we all learnt a lot. My partner and children went on the extra part of the tour to the...More

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OtagoPeninsulaTrust, Manager at The Royal Albatross Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia ora and thanks for taking the time to write a review. Thanks for supporting us by taking a tour. Activity at the colony is different each day as wildlife go about their natural behaviours, we cannot guarantee what people will see each tour. Our...More

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Zoloula
19 September 2018|
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Response from OtagoPeninsulaTrust | Property representative |
Kia ora, its always a good time it just depends on what you want to see really. In November we expect to see albatross at the nest and we can guarantee blue penguin viewing on the tour each evening. Kind Regards, the RAC... More
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xtne
17 September 2018|
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Kia ora, it depends on what you want to see but we have different activity here all year round as the breeding seasons play out for the different species. The summer season is quite popular here with both wildlife and... More
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900hak
27 August 2018|
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Response from OtagoPeninsulaTrust | Property representative |
Kia ora We have two mobility scooters that visitors are welcome to use - we just need to know when you book a tour that you require a scooter, so we can ensure we have a team member on hand to help - they are very easy to... More
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