Nature/ Wildlife Areas in Dunedin

Top Nature & Wildlife Areas in Dunedin, New Zealand

Nature & Wildlife Areas in Dunedin

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  • Anne A
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates8 contributions
    Such an easy and beautiful drive with stunning scenery. And I got to see Seal Lions lazing on the beach. AMAZING
    Written 5 May 2022
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  • Amy B
    3 contributions
    The albatross centre is amazing. Before going I knew nothing about these amazing birds but I've left being completely obsessed! The tour was great, lots of information was given about albatross and their conservation in a really enjoyable way. We were lucky enough to see 7 albatross chicks and an adult coming in to land. We got much closer than we expected in the hide and it was really magical to see these birds in their natural habitat.
    Written 22 June 2022
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  • Jo Lambert
    22 contributions
    Maia the kaitiaki/guide was a wealth of knowledge and passion for ecology and this experience. We were lucky to see the release of two penguins after they had spent time recovering at the centre,a yellow crested penguin in recovery, sea lions, little penguins nesting in their boxes, a male penguin surf in then make his way to his nest and incredible sunset scenes over the Moana.
    Written 18 June 2022
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  • Rebecca R
    NZ6 contributions
    Kaka's, Takahe's, black robins all only two metres close to me! So very stunning to walk along the pathways and see nature at its best. Friendly staff and my kids absolutely love it.
    Written 22 January 2022
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  • JedAfterthought
    Levin, New Zealand186 contributions
    So close to the city but you are immediately in well established bush. Dam and waterworks are apparently amongst the earliest still in use in NZ: from 1867 I think? Waterbirds, birds in the bush, graded tracks: popular spot. Mostly easy walking on level track.
    Written 3 January 2021
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  • Bex I
    Silverdale, New Zealand129 contributions
    We were told by a local to visit this hidden gem to see sea lions and we were not disappointed! It is along a dirt/ gravel road for 4 km and then you park, cross 2 sty’s on foot across private land to get to the beach. On the way, just to the side if the road we saw sea lions playing and sun bathing- we were probably less than 10 meters away, it was amazing !! On the beach we saw more sunbathing. This is a must do/see experience. Note there are no toilets out at the beach. The beach is long, rugged and beautiful.
    Written 5 May 2021
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  • 422iana
    Dunedin, New Zealand3,072 contributions
    There is more to this Domain than what you can see from the front. Playpark and a little aubourium. If you turn to the left you can follow the boardwalk out over the wetlands. Worth checking out with the guardians password at the end of the walk. It is only 10 mins long.
    Written 15 November 2018
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