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Elm Wildlife Tours

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“fur seals”(191 reviews)
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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...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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50 The Octagon, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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+64 3-454 4121
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went on the fantastic Peninsula tour with Elm Wildlife, and I can not recommend enough. There are several options for tours to the peninsula but having now been, I can say it is brilliant value for what you get to see. Our guides (Donna...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JemLou90
Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed our tour with Elm Wildlife even though we had less than perfect weather. Pickup went fairly smoothly. They have signs inside the "shed" for all the tours. We had a small group of about 8 people. You then have a bit of a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TheTwinsMom
Reviewed 3 days ago

This tour alone was worth the 24 hour plus travel to New Zealand; it's a truly unique experience. We left in mid-afternoon and didn't get back to our B&B until 10 pm. We signed on for the albatross extension which we highly recommend - spent...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JennyWoof
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There is no better tour of the wildlife in the Otago Peninsula. The guides really know their stuff. Bring some food and water.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank benh1800
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful experience. Being so close to Sea Lions, fur seals, gulls with chicks, Yellow eyed Penguins and other smaller Penguins in their natural environment was amazing. Thankyou to our very informative tour guide from Elm wildlife tours for a great day!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Lawrie T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Super tour yesterday with Elm. Small bus of around 12 people, and it wasn't full no we were only 8. Even if the weather was not really good, we saw a several albatros, and other bird, a loooot of fur seals and sea lions from...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank laurafernandez09
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were 12 passengers for Elms Wildlife Tour. It was great in many ways: (1) Comprehensive tour as stated in the web. (2) Warren our driver and guide was quite knowledgable. (3) When he had to pick up one couple at the castle, but that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Andriani_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an excellent wildlife tour - Tony the guide is clearly passionate about the conservation work they do to provide habitats for the wildlife. You will get very close to the seals (on the rocks) and the sea lions (on the beach) - watching...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank NewtonAbbotMed
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All the reviews are true. This is the greatest tour. We had Donna, Tony and Eric. They picked us up from the I-site in the octagon at 3pm sharp. Headed up to the albatross site. Saw 1 albatross coming back and forth to gain altitude....More

1  Thank DrWasabi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great experience! Small group, close up experience while being respectful to the animals. Would 100% recommend this tour and tour company. Our tour guide was fantastic!

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Date of experience: September 2018
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899kristim
19 October 2018|
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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
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BeeSee20
21 December 2017|
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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.
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Liz f
21 December 2017|
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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.
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