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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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Elm wildlife tour is a good choice for those who want to see penguins and other animals in 1 day. I... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
minimize940314
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Torrance, California
Fantastic opportunity to see rare wildlife up close

My partner and I went on the Peninsula Encounters + Albatross Centre tour and it was an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sebastian S
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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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“fur seals” (189 reviews)
“private beach” (43 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 21:00
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 6 days ago

Elm wildlife tour is a good choice for those who want to see penguins and other animals in 1 day. I saw penguins, albatros, sea lions and seal in 1 day. The guide was extremely knowledgeble and informative.The pickup and dropoff were punctual.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I went on the Peninsula Encounters + Albatross Centre tour and it was an unforgettable experience. Our tour guide, Sean, was so friendly and knowledgable about the local wildlife which made the drive out to the viewing areas enjoyable and interesting. We...More

Thank Sebastian S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I did the Elm Wildlife Tour today (11.07.2018) and cannot speak highly enough of this amazing experience. I loved every single minute of it and such a fantastic time. My tour guide Shawn was absolutely brilliant; not only was he friendly and witty, he also...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Elm Wildlife can access a private conservation area where you get to see fur seals at a close distance, where you walk on a beach right next to sea lions and where you can - if you're lucky - get to stand just a short...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was absolutely gobsmacked with just how wonderful my Elm Wildlife tour was. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the sea life that we saw and made the whole experience very rewarding. We were lucky enough to see albatrosses, seals, sea lions and...More

Thank notwaltermitty
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When i chose what kind of activities in Dunedin,i saw all of the attractions are about wildlife,so i chose Elm wildlife. It is really nice going with them,cause they have a beautiful place privately ..where we could see many seals,sea lions and also penguins. The...More

Thank chrysantha
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

We enjoyed an amazing tour with Elm Wildlife Tours back in January. We were on a cruise ship and opted to tour with a company separate to the hoards of tourists coming off the boat. We were in a very small group and were led...More

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Thank Nicole H
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

I know its joining the minions with the tourist thing but there are not many places you can get to see the wildlife without fences between you. Our tour guide Donna was awesome, we were unfortunate that the albatross were not playing the game, so...More

Thank freedreamz
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Lovely day, lovely experience. Tour guide was excellent and knowledgeable, we learned many things on the tour and got to observe many kinds of animals first hand. Would recommend.

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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Guide was very friendly and super informative. Incredibly picturesque. Got very close to yellow eyed penguins and hooker sealions and saw many birds and fur seals as well. Enjoyed all the changes to get out of the van and walk through some amazing scenery. Definitely...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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ready_to_go99
14 November 2017|
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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
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