Outdoor Activities in Dunedin

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  • Discover58609854773
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic trip, viewing wildlife so close to Dunedin city. And such a great commentary from our knowledgable guide, thank you Rachel. World class!
    Written 20 May 2024
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  • cpb11
    38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I found this tour to be less than I expected, but also more than I expected. You are picked up and taken with a van from your hotel or city centre to the Otago Peninsula. We were told upon pickup that the regular driver was not available, and that the driver who subbed in had only done this evening tour once before. So I am not sure if this is how it usually goes or if it was the driver. The atmosphere felt lacking and anytime we saw a bird, he would point it out, but not stop, or stop long enough for those of us who wanted a photo, to take one. I found that annoying. The lack of seabirds/albatross was disappointing, but may have been the time of year, so not the fault of the tour, but I had expected more, based on the tour description. However, once we got to the centre, it was great. The 1/2 hour session about the history of NZ, and information about the penguins was very interesting! Then we were out on the deck waiting for the penguins, and it was an amazing experience. We were all able to see them, and this was the only tour that I found that you were allowed to take photos, which I really appreciated, for the memories. I also really appreciated that although the deck could hold more people, they capped the number of people, so that everyone was able to see. It was clear that they really care about the penguins, thier health and safety, and I appreciated that as well. We loved the whole second half of the tour, and it was nice to be picked up and driven back to our hotel. Well worth the time and money to do this one.
    Written 17 June 2024
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  • Roving18996639473
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fantastic day where we were able to see many different things in and around Dunedin. Lucy shared her knowledge of the local area and was informative and interesting. We really enjoyed seeing the different buildings in Dunedin, the wildlife and also Larnach Castle. The views of the area were also beautiful. Thank you Lucy for a wonderful day!
    Written 15 January 2024
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  • Kylie Keys
    Ocean Grove, Australia13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great tour with a wonderful guide Rob.
    He shared his knowledge and passion for New Zealand with us. Definitely recommend !
    Written 12 April 2024
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  • Nina B
    Port Coquitlam, Canada124 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow - top notch experience! Great information, lots of adorable penguins, and all done to share the two guides respectively for these beautiful birds. The guides knew the bird’s sounds, could answer any question and were as excited as we were to see them waddle up the beach.
    Loved every minute
    Written 18 June 2024
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  • Steve Gerovich
    Perth, Australia3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Picked up directly from the cruise ship transfer in Port Chalmers. Good overview of Dunedin if your time is limited. Thank you to Chris for making the tour very enjoyable and informative. 🙂
    Written 13 April 2024
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  • RobertoEmilio Rymer
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ21 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The tour and guide were good, but the use of a large bus in the sites visited made it very difficult for the customers, no stop for pictures or bathrooms most of the morning, and the only stop at beach was about 300 meters uphill because there was no manouver space, forcing us, mostly seniors, to walk up and down 300 m of a steep hill, and use a very dirty portable toilet.
    Written 9 March 2024
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  • BarbDave
    Timaru, New Zealand15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic, friendly and informative cruise.
    We were lucky to see Albatross nesting on the cliff. We also were able to cruise alongside several albatross sitting nearby at sea. Absolutely beautiful conditions to view such amazing birds. So pleased we did the Monarch Wildlife Cruise. Well worth it. Thank you.
    Written 1 May 2024
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  • Natwhal
    21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was one of our best trips in NZ. Could not recommend it enough!! It was incredible for wildlife - we saw sea lions, lots of seabirds, penguins (wild and at rehab centre) and albatross (including chicks). It was a fantastic afternoon and an experience I will never forget. Our tour guide Felix was very knowledgeable.
    Written 22 April 2024
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  • Isabelle M
    Baulkham Hills, Australia4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unfortunately and due to extreme weather conditions, our cruise was unable to dock in Dunedin port, so we had to miss this tour. However, I would highly commend teh customer care offered by Monarch Wildlife Cruises and Tours. They responded promptly to our messages and agreed to refund our tour. We will definitely book this tour again with Monarch Wildlife Cruises and Tours next time we are in Dunedin.
    Written 20 April 2023
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  • Robert C
    Bohemia, NY261 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kim picked us up right outside the port terminal. We then proceeded on a great tour of the city with a bonus of his son playing the bagpipes for us! We also saw the railroad station, some great scenic overviews before heading out to see the yellow eyed penguins and then to the Albatross Center. It was a great full day tour with lots of great things to see. Kim was a great guide and we fully recommend him!
    Written 8 November 2019
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