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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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A Real Hoot of aw Wildlife Experience

What a great experience. We loved the 8-wheel drive Argo vehicles and the front seat! We did the wildlife tour and have no complaints. The driver was great - stopped for photos... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Victoria M
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Prescott, Arizona
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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a great experience. We loved the 8-wheel drive Argo vehicles and the front seat! We did the wildlife tour and have no complaints. The driver was great - stopped for photos and explained about the wildlife. We had a great ride that had panoramic views of the peninsula and coast. the penguins are fantastic (naturally) and so were the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked this through Celebrity Cruises in October 2016 for our Jan/Feb 2017 cruise, we were supposed to go in an 8x8 but ended up in a bus. The owner escorted us to only two spots on the farm and were provided with crass political views relating to conservation along the way, understandably the owner of this property is passionate about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked this tour as part of our cruise around NZ. Definitely the highlight of the trip. Guides were friendly and informative. Loved driving in the all terrain vehicle even though it was windy & muddy. Got up close to the fur seals & their pups, loved the viewing hides. Once we returned to the cafe we were given fresh scones,... More 

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Monza, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The only way to visit the Otago Peninsula is to take one of the tours proposed by different companies. You can either choose a boat tour, a walking tour or a 8-wheel drive! Because of the stormy weather we went for the 8-wheel drive tour, but we booked it from the Dunedin I-Site (tourist board), to be sure to find... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perry Reid and his staff are wonderfully informative. Loads of beautiful scenery. The conversation flowed as our parents went on the tour, on their return my parents could only wax lyrical about how wonderful it all was. Definitely worth the effort. Nick (the guide) was a bundle of joy, information and fun, I think he enjoyed my parents company as... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You are in for a most exciting and wonderful experience. You ride in an Argo. Ok, so what's an Argo? It's a Canadian made vehicle with 8 large wheels and direct drive goes to each of them. Up to 10 folks can fit inside. You first put on a slicker, which is necessary. Then your driver/guide takes off -- better... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

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 10 January 2017 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 6 January 2017

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 5 January 2017 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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