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Natures Wonders Naturally

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Address: Taiaroa Head, Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, New Zealand
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+64 3-478 1150
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Enjoyable 1 hour trip around a spectacular property on the Otago Peninsula in an 8 wheel buggy. Raincoats provided. Saw a fur seal breeding colony from a few metres away and blue... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Enjoyable 1 hour trip around a spectacular property on the Otago Peninsula in an 8 wheel buggy. Raincoats provided. Saw a fur seal breeding colony from a few metres away and blue penguins have chosen to nest in some of the boxes in the closed walkway. We were lucky to see a yellow-eyed penguin on the beach and the staff... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a wildlife tour with 2 young kids. Staff was very arrogant and child unfriendly. They were not allowed to touch the bottom of the bar in the cafe as it could get stained!? Instead of the terrain wagon as advertised we were put on a bus with quite a large group. Seal colony was nice, penguins way too... More 

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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sharing the Peninsula with the seagulls, the albatross and the Blue Penguins are the seals. Just an eclectic mix of natures creatures mixing in their own habitat and making the most of the fishing and sunbathing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time we have visited. The 8 wheel ATVs are great but they could be more central to the experience than just transportation from A to B. We did however see some seal lions, seals and penguins which thrilled the kids. Very friendly staff made it enjoyable for all.

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Thank Glenn K
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a treasure to see baby seals and tiny blue penguins. Our visit was unforgettable. Be sure to wear walking shoes and outdoor clothes. These creatures are in the natural habitat.

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Thank FGMurphy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst a family member was off on a bird watching trip, I went to the Natures Wonder café. Nice seating and outstanding views over the Otago coastline. I ordered a Cheeseburger and a side of fries. Burger was beautiful. Highly reccomend a meal here. Ideal for couples and familys.

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Spijkenisse, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located at what feels to be the end of New Zealand. Stunning views and beautiful countryside. One uses Argo 8x8 vehicles to cross the estate, which is a lively add on. The drivers/narrators are very friendly, well humored and exposing dedication and love for nature. The costal views are breathtaking. The encounter at the fur seal breeding place was the... More 

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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

This was part of our tour of the Otago peninsula. We travelled in the coach to the nature sites but others within our tour had opted for the all terrain transport - it looked like fun. However on a cold day, you may prefer the coach and banter of the owner Perry Reid. We were lucky enough to see sea... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

This tour is an absolute must to visit and I cannot praise the staff enough for a magnificent experience that I shall never forget. The all terrain vehicle ride around this wonderful peninsula was great fun in itself but to be surrounded by seals and penguins that were totally in their natural surroundings was inspiring. The lengths they go to... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Great people but they believe their own sales hype. Paying double to ride in an Argo is a waste of money, the bus gets to the same place. Friendly commentary but a tendency to rubbish competitors, even those overseas. They need to tell potential Argo passengers that this is not suitable for people with back problems!

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