Nature & Wildlife Areas in Dunedin

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Nature & Wildlife Areas in Dunedin

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What travellers are saying

  • Michael C
    Derby, UK1,980 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited this area as part of a trip to the Royal Albatross Visitor Centre. The views of the coastline, and of the whole harbour are stunning. An enjoyable trip.
    Written 12 March 2024
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  • Barb L
    Dunedin, New Zealand506 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I felt very lucky to attend a photography tour yesterday - it was a 90 minute tour and our guides helped us understand the implications of what is happening in our waters and the impact it is having on the wildlife at the same time as providing amazing views over beaches and amongst the fur seals.

    The income from the tours helps with the funding for the penguin rehab -so a win win for all.
    Written 28 April 2024
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  • Jonny487
    Auckland, New Zealand182 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    非常满意的一次活动!导游非常棒,解说的非常详细。孩子们非常开心,我们也很幸运地看到那只最肥的雏鸟!这里的确值得一去!Excellent guided tour,very educational for our kids,a beautiful place to visit!
    Written 20 April 2024
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  • j j
    sydney29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very special place. We saw Takahe and chick, so lucky. This is for people who want to see special/ rare nature. The cafe was pretty special too small but really good and very welcome on a wet day.
    Written 9 March 2024
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  • Guy L
    Fair Lawn, NJ8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful beach where you can see sea lions and fur seals. What a joy to see them playing on the beach. Highly recommend a visit
    Written 6 March 2023
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  • BBB-MLJ
    London, UK361 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great place for a peaceful walk in the native bush and listening to the bird song.
    Lots of people walking dogs who were all respectful of other walkers - we didn't see a single dog mess left behind (not that we were specifically looking for it).
    Many different track options suitable for all levels of fitness.
    Written 15 January 2023
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  • Rick M
    Wellington, New Zealand1,215 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's a fabulous drive down the Peninsula, and so much to do at the end. To actually get into the albatross nesting area costs quite a lot, but you can usually see them flying around. From the viewing platform on the southern side, you can see shag colonies and often there will be seals on the rocks below. On the harbour side of the peninsula there's a track down to Pilots Beach where you can often see Little Blue Penguins. The Albatross Centre has a really good gallery which tells the history of Taiaroa Head (Maori pa, gun emplacements, albatross conservation), a gift shop, and quite a nice cafe.
    Written 30 October 2019
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  • 422iana
    Dunedin, New Zealand3,339 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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