Eco Tours in Dunedin

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Eco Tours in Dunedin

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  • KP2874
    Madison, WI112 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a wonderful day! We took the peninsula tour with a stop at the Albatross Centre and the penguin reserve. Our guide Mark was great! We left from Dunedin and drove to several spots on the peninsula where we walked to a beach to see seal lions, we drove around a lake to see water birds, and we got great views.

    Everyone else on our small group tour had signed up for the guided tour at the Albatross Centre (which they seemed to enjoy), but my husband and opted to just walk around the visitor center. There were some interesting displays, we wandered through the gift shop and picked up a drink at the cafe and then watched several albatross flying around from a seat outside. There were also two short walks you can do outside the centre with great views.

    We then went to the penguin reserve and after an orientation we walked through the tunnels to several hides to try to see the yellow-eyed penguins. We had been warned that they hadn't been spotted in weeks, so our expectations were low (they're in the wild so you just have to know you may not see any). It was our lucky day, however, and we saw two penguins waddling through the grass!

    While we could have driven ourselves out and around the peninsula, I was very happy to have a relaxing day and a break from driving, and to be able to actually look around vs. being so focused on a curvy road was very nice. Mark was a great guide, and we would highly recommend Monarch Wildlife Tours! (we actually booked through Elm Wildlife, they the two companies have merged).
    Written 8 April 2024
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  • Ella F
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My husband and I booked the standard peninsula encounter. Our guide, Chris, was extremely knowledgeable about the area’s wildlife, particularly albatrosses as he managed the Royal Albatross Center for many years and grew up on the peninsula. He was kind and patient with all of our questions and helped our group understand the steps we needed to take to view the local wildlife respectfully. It was a great outing and we would definitely send our friends!
    Written 20 June 2023
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  • Megeo90
    Queenstown, New Zealand3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    James made our trip incredibly memorable to Dunedin! Very prompt and considerate of our time. We did this tour as a last minute thing…and had we known about Horizon tours being so wonderful, we would have booked it far in advance! Thank you for a wonderful time James!
    Written 23 October 2022
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  • Chung7770
    Hong Kong, China31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Clearwater Wildlife Tours offers an intimate glimpse into New Zealand's diverse ecosystems. Rachel lead small-group like four people to experiences to spot rare birds, seals, and other native fauna in their natural habitats. Rachel is a super considerate person, she offered us some cookies and coat in case we caught cold, coz its super windy there. I love her hospitality.
    Written 1 June 2024
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  • Barbara Tull
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best tours I've ever done, something a little out of the ordinary, exciting and plenty of WOW's. Saw lots of seals and penguins up close and personal and our guide was super informative. Loved every minute of it
    Written 2 June 2024
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  • jgleeson5
    Dalveen, Australia3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We really appreciated Mark’s personalised informative tour a couple of days ago. It is a beautiful part of New Zealand with such a rich history.
    Written 5 April 2024
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  • Marilyn H
    Mount Shasta, CA15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Asta was a superb tour guide. She was very knowledable of the history, scenery, and birds, The visit to the Royal Albatross Centre was very informative. She read the interests of our group and planned our tour to meet those needs.
    We would have loved to spend an extra day with Asta learning about the area, but our ship was leaving!
    Written 30 April 2024
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  • Julien L
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour with Luis ! He really took care of my friend and I, showed us the highlights of Dunedin/Port Chalmers, explaining everything we should know about these lovely cities ! Thanks again !

    Super excursion avec Luis, qui a bien pris soin de nous montrer les centres d'intérêts de Dunedin/Port Chalmers ! Merci encore !
    Written 20 December 2019
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