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Elm Wildlife Tours

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50 The Octagon, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-454 4121
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Must-do activity for Animal lovers

Elm wildlife tours was scheduled for 3PM. we reached well before time but faced difficulty in... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Neha B
Fabulous.....(No words of appreciation can do justice)

The South Island of New Zealand still has some unique wildlife tucked of in the remotest of places... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New Delhi, India
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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. Royal Albatross, Hookers Sea-lions, Blue Penguins, NZ fur-seals, Yellow-eyed penguins and some15-20 species of marine/wading birds can be seen around a tidal lagoon.Our private conservation area is the highlight of our tour.
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“sea lions” (318 reviews)
“fur seals” (162 reviews)
“private beach” (38 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
50 The Octagon, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-454 4121

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Elm wildlife tours was scheduled for 3PM. we reached well before time but faced difficulty in finding a parking around the pick up point. We ultimately parked our car in the parking building which charged at an hourly rate. We then had a lunch and...More

Thank Neha B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The South Island of New Zealand still has some unique wildlife tucked of in the remotest of places which are difficult to reach without enrolling into conservation programs or being a scientist. But here we have a tour whose guides are extremely well read and...More

Thank Niloy_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A memorable experience. We were out for about 6 hours visiting different areas and saw so much more than we would have if we had just gone exploring on our own - and we learnt a lot from our guides. We visited the albatross colony...More

Thank KimEclair
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the trip, although my wife and I only cared to see the penguins and didn't care for the other birds. That's more on us than the tour operators who I feel did an excellent job of showing the peninsula, the wildlife, and we were...More

Thank OutlawzDR
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This was one of the highlights of our trip to the south island of NZ. The company is ethical, and puts loads of effort and $$$ into helping rebuild the yellow eyed penguin population which is struggling. As they only take about 10 people per...More

Thank Meredith G
Reviewed 18 September 2017

It's expensive, but so worth it! If you're a wildlife fan, this tour is not to be missed. The visit to the Albatross Center was highly educational, and an opportunity to see birds you don't get the opportunity to see elsewhere. The real treat (for...More

Thank travelmakesUrich
Reviewed 17 September 2017

This was an awesome tour! The guide was great, the albatross were soaring, sea lions were lazing, penguins were waddling, seals were basking. What an amazing day. This tour is set on the amazing Otago Peninsula, which is absolutely stunning. I might actually go do...More

Thank Jaysoncvl
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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Tremendous. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. Great views of wildlife (some rare). Weather was not great but that can't be controlled. Tony (guide) was excellent.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I would highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to see fur seals, sea lions and yellow-eyed penguins up close in a small group with a knowledgeable, environmentally friendly, guide. Much of the tour takes place on privately owned land (a farm with a...More

Thank RuthBB60
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for a lot of walking up and down hills. Excellent up close viewing of wildlife. Fur seals, sea lions, albatross, and my favorite was watching the penguins come up out of the water, walking up the beach, and up...More

Thank jbmccoy01
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15 November 2017|
Response from Manager_Elm | Property representative |
The link should work? Sometimes the security settings on some peoples devices does not allow bookings to be made. You could try another device and if that does not work please contact us by e-mail and we can make the booking... More
Mahima A
9 November 2017|
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Response from Manager_Elm | Property representative |
Yes this tour is suitable for a 3.5 yr old child. I'm not sure why the website has it as unavailable. You could send an e-mail to make the reservation and we can enter your details manually. Thanks also for pointing out the... More
Mahima A
7 October 2017|
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Response from Manager_Elm | Property representative |
Hello Mahima. The Lite tour will remove most of the walking up and down the hills, however, walking is still required to get from the vehicle to the animals some of which is down a gradually sloping track to the beach and... More