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Elm Wildlife Tours

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“sea lions”(299 reviews)
“fur seals”(178 reviews)
“private beach”(41 reviews)
Elm Wildlife Tours are the ultimate award winning New Zealand wildlife adventure. We guide small tour groups onto the Otago Peninsula, one of the world’s unique wildlife areas to experience a close encounter with some of the world’s rarest wildlife...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
50 The Octagon, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-454 4121
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All reviews sea lions fur seals private beach albatross center private farm otago peninsula new zealand conservation area great tour private reserve small group our guide was extremely knowledgeable seal colony yellow eyed and blue penguins within feet their natural habitat six hours
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Shawn and Shawn our guide and driver skillfully walked us through Dunedin wildlife, the coast, watching penguins, sea lions, baby albatross Rocky and the dramatic landscape .... it’s a small private and lovely tour. The tour brings out the passion for nature and beauty of...More

Thank MTay16
Reviewed 3 September 2018

On August 8, 2018 my wife my daughter and I did the Tour Peninsula Encounters and we do not regret anything, even though my wife has a hard time walking and we have to make a small slope. Everything was fantastic including the weather despite...More

Thank Francisco R
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Spent a lovely day with a small group of wildlife enthusiasts under blue skies on the Otago Peninsula. Tony, our guide, was friendly and professional and knowledgeable. The hiking was moderate and well worth the effort of seeing New Zealand Fur Seals, Hooker Sea Lions...More

Thank Inspire258713
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

What an amazing day with an amazing tour guide (Tony)! The pick-up can be arranged at your accommodation or at the Tourist Center in Central Dunedin (which is where I met the tour van). For the next 5.5 hours, I had a truly amazing experience...More

Thank bandman15
Reviewed 29 August 2018

I decided to do this trip at the last minute but they were very accommodating and squeezed me into the afternoon tour. I had no expectations I really just wanted to see the yellow-eyed penguins. However, I was pleasantly surprised buy the whole experience, I...More

Thank ManuDGreen
Reviewed 28 August 2018

One of the best wildlife tours in Dunedin that can also incorporate the Monarch cruise, and tours at the Albatross Centre. We were impressed with the professionalism of our driver Warren in both his flow of information and smooth driving style. This tour is completely...More

Thank IanS4681
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Great chance to see albatros, sea lions, seals, penguins etc up and close. Great guide, excellent explanations. The walk to the beach does require some medium fitness!

Thank Arnoud v
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Elm wildlife tour is a good choice for those who want to see penguins and other animals in 1 day. I saw penguins, albatros, sea lions and seal in 1 day. The guide was extremely knowledgeble and informative.The pickup and dropoff were punctual.

Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 12 July 2018

My partner and I went on the Peninsula Encounters + Albatross Centre tour and it was an unforgettable experience. Our tour guide, Sean, was so friendly and knowledgable about the local wildlife which made the drive out to the viewing areas enjoyable and interesting. We...More

Thank SebastianS7793
Reviewed 11 July 2018

I did the Elm Wildlife Tour today (11.07.2018) and cannot speak highly enough of this amazing experience. I loved every single minute of it and such a fantastic time. My tour guide Shawn was absolutely brilliant; not only was he friendly and witty, he also...More

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Kristi M
19 October 2018|
Response from Manager_Elm | Property representative |
Hello Kristi. Yes we can arrange a tour for you on that day with a pickup from port and drop back there after. Please go to our website for more information on the 2 options available and if you have any further questions... More
21 December 2017|
Response from Manager_Elm | Property representative |
The railway station has lot's of parking and we can pick you up from there. If you wish to change your pickup location please e-mail our office with your reference number and preferred location.
Liz f
21 December 2017|
Response from Manager_Elm | Property representative |
If you are staying at Larnach castle we can pick you up from there. If you can't book through our website please e-mail our office and make your booking that way.