Discover the unique flora and fauna of New Zealand with this guided tour of the Royal Albatross Centre in Dunedin. Located on the secluded Otago Peninsula on Eastern Dundein, known as the wildlife capital of New Zealand, the Royal Albatross Centre is a must-visit for outdoorsy persons as well as nature lovers! Meet up with your tour guide at the location at least 15 minutes prior to the time you selected during booking, and once the group has been assembled, the tour will immediately begin. Enjoy a short film abouot the story of the albatross, one of the largest seabird species in the world, and Taiaroa Head, a coastal headland overlooking the stunning Otago Harbour. You’ll then get to witness the majestic royal albatrosses in action at the viewing observatory, all while your English-speaking guide discusses their history and day-to-day management. Take awesome photos before the tour ends after an hour, but remember not to use any flash to avoid disturbing the wildlife! For an additional fee, you can also stop by the historic Fort Taiaroa, establish over 100 years ago to counter invasion from Russia. Here you’ll see a restored Armstrong Disappearing Gun from 1889 in its original gun pit and discover how this six-inch gun became the world’s first successful breechloader. Optional round trip transfers are also available, at an extra cost, if you want to enjoy a comfortable journey between your accommodation in Dunedin and the Royal Albatross Centre.

Itinerary:

Royal Albatross Tour
  • Meet up at Royal Albatross Centre at your selected time
  • Watch a short movie telling the story of albatross and Taiaroa Head
  • View albatross at viewing observatory
  • Tour ends after one hour
Royal Albatross + Fort Taiaroa Tour
  • Meet up at Royal Albatross Centre at your selected time
  • Watch a short movie telling the story of albatross and Taiaroa Head
  • View albatross at the viewing observatory
  • Visit Fort Taiaroa and the Armstrong Disappearing Gun
  • Tour ends after 1.5 hours
Royal Albatross + Fort Taiaroa Tour (with Transfers)
  • 9:00am meet up at Dunedin i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
  • 9:15am departure
  • 10:15am arrive at Royal Albatross Centre
  • Watch a short movie telling the story of albatross and Taiaroa Head
  • View albatross at the viewing observatory
  • Visit Fort Taiaroa and Armstrong Disappearing Gun
  • 12:15pm depart from Royal Albatross Centre
  • 1:15pm arrive in Dunedin i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

Additional Information:

  • Child Ticket: Age 5-17
  • Children aged 0-4 can enter free of charge
  • Photography is allowed but you cannot use flash at any time
  • Viewing is behind a one-way glass system to reduce disturbance of the wildlife
  • Please wear warm, waterproof clothes and solid footwear
Royal Albatross Centre Tour

Discover the unique flora and fauna of New Zealand with this guided tour of the Royal Albatross Centre in Dunedin. Located on the secluded Otago Peninsula on Eastern Dundein, known as the wildlife capital of New Zealand, the Royal Albatross Centre is a must-visit for outdoorsy persons as well as nature lovers! Meet up with your tour guide at the location at least 15 minutes prior to the time you selected during booking, and once the group has been assembled, the tour will immediately begin. Enjoy a short film abouot the story of the albatross, one of the largest seabird species in the world, and Taiaroa Head, a coastal headland overlooking the stunning Otago Harbour. You’ll then get to witness the majestic royal albatrosses in action at the viewing observatory, all while your English-speaking guide discusses their history and day-to-day management. Take awesome photos before the tour ends after an hour, but remember not to use any flash to avoid disturbing the wildlife! For an additional fee, you can also stop by the historic Fort Taiaroa, establish over 100 years ago to counter invasion from Russia. Here you’ll see a restored Armstrong Disappearing Gun from 1889 in its original gun pit and discover how this six-inch gun became the world’s first successful breechloader. Optional round trip transfers are also available, at an extra cost, if you want to enjoy a comfortable journey between your accommodation in Dunedin and the Royal Albatross Centre.

Itinerary:

Royal Albatross Tour
  • Meet up at Royal Albatross Centre at your selected time
  • Watch a short movie telling the story of albatross and Taiaroa Head
  • View albatross at viewing observatory
  • Tour ends after one hour
Royal Albatross + Fort Taiaroa Tour
  • Meet up at Royal Albatross Centre at your selected time
  • Watch a short movie telling the story of albatross and Taiaroa Head
  • View albatross at the viewing observatory
  • Visit Fort Taiaroa and the Armstrong Disappearing Gun
  • Tour ends after 1.5 hours
Royal Albatross + Fort Taiaroa Tour (with Transfers)
  • 9:00am meet up at Dunedin i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
  • 9:15am departure
  • 10:15am arrive at Royal Albatross Centre
  • Watch a short movie telling the story of albatross and Taiaroa Head
  • View albatross at the viewing observatory
  • Visit Fort Taiaroa and Armstrong Disappearing Gun
  • 12:15pm depart from Royal Albatross Centre
  • 1:15pm arrive in Dunedin i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

Additional Information:

  • Child Ticket: Age 5-17
  • Children aged 0-4 can enter free of charge
  • Photography is allowed but you cannot use flash at any time
  • Viewing is behind a one-way glass system to reduce disturbance of the wildlife
  • Please wear warm, waterproof clothes and solid footwear

Note:

  • All prices are quoted in Australian Dollars and include GST
  • If purchase one ticket only – Please email us to arrange it for you (Email address: info@delightfultravelaus.com)
  • Please read the terms and conditions below the website before you purchase
  •  This product  non-refundable once booked
  • Children under the age of 16 years must be accompanied and supervised by an adult (18+) for the duration of the tour

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