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Nature Guides Otago - Day Tours

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Dunedin 9014, New Zealand
+64 3-454 5169
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What a perfect way to discover the Otago Peninsula

This is a very belated review of an absolutely wonderful day we spent with Hildegard in November... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
Tahanto
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New England USA
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Spent an wonderful adventure filled day exploring the Otago Peninsula where Hildegarde's knowledge... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2017
134rick
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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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Small, exclusive, away from the crowds! Experience the unique fauna and flora of the Otago Peninsula in the company of a knowledgeable, enthusiastic guide. We take you to the more remote side of the peninsula and allow for flexibility to maximise wildlife viewing opportunities on the day. We operate with min. 2 people and prefer to have max. 4 people for a more personalised nature experience.
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

This is a very belated review of an absolutely wonderful day we spent with Hildegard in November 2015. My husband and I covered most parts of New Zealand during a four-week trip, and the Otago Peninsula stood out as one of our favorite areas. Hildegard...More

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HildeGuide, Owner at Nature Guides Otago - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

What a very special surprise to receive the feedback from your tour! I love it! The weather was perfect on our day on the peninsula and the wildlife certainly ‘performed’ for us with the sighting of rare Hector Dolphins adding an extra bonus. Great that...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Spent an wonderful adventure filled day exploring the Otago Peninsula where Hildegarde's knowledge and experience helped us get up close and personal with Sea Lions, Fur Seals, Yellow Eyed Penguins, Blue Penguin's, and many varieties of bird's including the White Capped Albatross. Otago Nature Guides...More

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HildeGuide, Owner at Nature Guides Otago - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

Thank you for your wonderful feedback. Our day on the Otago Peninsula turned out to be a very special one as we were fortunate to observe sea lions and were even able to identify them using binoculars and the zoom on your camera to read...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2016

We enjoyed a fabulous day on the Otago peninsula with our guide Hildegard.We saw the Blue Penguins, the Yellow eyed Penguins, fur seals, Albatross and a lucky sighting of a female Sea lion on the beach.a highlight was watching a Royal Albotross soar over head....More

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HildeGuide, Owner at Nature Guides Otago - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. We were so lucky with our day on the Otago Peninsula – the weather not so good for us but certainly perfect for wildlife viewing with a rare female sea lion coming ashore....More

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Reviewed 5 March 2016

Hildegarde collected us from our hotel and took me and my husband out for a full day tour of the peninsula via car, on foot and by boat to view seals, wading and seabirds plus the local flora. She is a genuine, knowledgable nature enthusiast...More

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HildeGuide, Owner at Nature Guides Otago - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2016

What a great review! Thank you very much. I usually also find that the day passes too quickly as there is so much to see and experience on Otago Peninsula. The company of interesting people and lively conversations always add an extra dimension to this...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2016

We spent the day with Hildegarde of Nature Guides Otago. Her familiarity, knowledge, experience, and delightful personality made this an outstanding experience.

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HildeGuide, Owner at Nature Guides Otago - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2016

Thank you Shelli for you feedback. I remember the day with you as extra special, fun, and ‘wildlife – perfect’.

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Reviewed 25 February 2016

Hildegard took us to places on the Otago Peninsula we never would have found on our own. On one secluded beach, we got within a few feet of sea lions. She also took us onto the private property of her friends that own a magnificent...More

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HildeGuide, Owner at Nature Guides Otago - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2016

Thanks for your review of your experience on Otago Peninsula. I certainly enjoyed the day with you. Sea lions on the beach were an added bonus – glad it was not too close as it is important to keep a minimum of 10 meters away...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2016

Hildegard is one of the most knowledgeable and nicest tour guides I have seen. She clearly loves doing these tours. She asked our expectations right off and I told her mine-penguins! She addressed the loss of that population but then she made it her mission...More

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HildeGuide, Owner at Nature Guides Otago - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2016

Thank you, thank you, and thank you. There is not much more I can say to this wonderful review. It is always so rewarding being able to ‘deliver’ on guests’ requests and finding those little penguins certainly was extra special. We are concerned about the...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

Hildegard, our guide, made this tour amazing, hilarious, fun, and unforgettable. She made a little bouncy ball for the kids, and we got to see a ton of wildlife with an educational backdrop. This tour is a definite recommendation!

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HildeGuide, Owner at Nature Guides Otago - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2016

Yes, it was fun and thanks for coming! It was great to guide a family from Norway – a country that has a special place in my heart!

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Reviewed 14 January 2016

What a great way to enjoy Otago Peninsula. Hildegard, Nature Guides Otago, made this a wonderful experience for my family of four, including two kids age 5 and 10. We always try to find personalized tours, as we "do not do tours" and prefer the...More

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HildeGuide, Owner at Nature Guides Otago - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2016

It was a pleasure to guide you and your family and show you some of the special places and unique wildlife that is right at our door step here on Otago Peninsula. Thank you very much for your review and ‘not doing a tour’ with...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2016

We had a great day with Hildegard our guide for the day. She showed us lots of things other tourists cannot find. She is really a superb guide. She asked us what we expected from our day tour and made it all happen. She also...More

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HildeGuide, Owner at Nature Guides Otago - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2016

Dear Erika and Michel, you captured the essence of Nature Guides Otago’s guiding philosophy which strives to provide high quality personalised and unique wildlife experiences. Thank you very much for this.

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