Elm Wildlife Tours Otago Peninsula Dunedin - New Zealand

Close-up viewing of rare wildlife including Penguins, Sea lions, Fur seals and Albatross on the beautiful Otago Peninsula Dunedin New Zealand

Elm Wildlife Tours are in hibernation until October 1.

In the mean time, check out these tours at Monarch Wildlife Cruises & Tours.

From $119

Peninsula Encounters Tours

'Peninsula encounters' is our most popular tour, a scheduled daily wildlife tour around the Otago Peninsula including a private yellow-eyed penguin, conservation area, with options to join an Albatross breeding area tour or our recommended one hour cruise on the MV "Monarch". For the wildlife obsessed our MAX option includes all options rolled into one. All options are the same duration,.except MAX at approximately eight hours


Wild Coast Explorer

Exclusive private guided tour - Create your own personalised tour of the Otago peninsula or the Southern Coast, or ask us for suggestions. The Wild Coast Explorer tour goes where you want to go to see what you want to see. Option as a dedicated wildlife photography tour .....

From $192

Cruiseship Passenger Tour

Tour pickup/dropoff from your ship berth at Port Chalmers, Dunedin. This award winning tour offers an exciting land based shore excursion through historic Dunedin city and onto the beautiful scenic Otago peninsula. Tour includes close viewing of Albatross, Penguins, Sea lions and fur seals.and includes a 'lite lunch' further options can include a Royal Albatross tour or Wildlife cruise

Judged New Zealand's best leisure activity   Chinese website link

"See tourism and conservation working together"

Joining our wildlife tours of the Otago Peninsula provides an exceptional experience, close-up viewing of rare yellow eyed penguins,  NZ fur seals and little blue penguins  you will also see albatross at the Royal Albatross centre at Taiaroa headland and other wildlife around Otago peninsula bay's and lagoons, and regularly Sea lions, dolphins and whales. 'Video introduction'

Our wildlife tours bave been the highlight of many visitors trip to New Zealand and rank highly in Dunedin attractions. You accompany our enthusiastic and expert guides to some of the most spectacular wildlife spots, to ensure an absolutely special wildlife experience. We are a multi-award winning business with over thirty years’ experience in wildlife conservation and tours. We are based in Dunedin on the South Island of New Zealand, and pride ourselves on our conservation ethic and the quality of our sustainable nature and wildlife experiences. 

We provide many wildlife tour choices for you ...

Peninsula encounters 

These our well known and extremely popular daily 'wildlife packed' tours to the Otago peninsula combining options.  The seasonal options are necessary to meet the wildlife’s changing activities during breeding, moulting, and  summer and winter.

Wild Coast Explorer

This choice offers exclusive one day or multi-day private wildlife experiences of the Otago peninsula, the southern coast and Stewart Island.  Please request suggestions or contact us with your proposal tours@elmwildlifetours.co.nz 

Cruise ship passenger shore excursion

Created just for you .... Passengers arriving in Dunedin by cruise ship are provided  with an exclusive full day shore excursion with schedules aligned with your ships port time - If you are visiting Dunedin NZ on a cruise ship this is a unique experience for you. 

Our credibility

We have received many awards including six times winning a prestigious New Zealand Tourism Award, and have been benchmarked by the Green Globe EarthCheck system, to the highest environmental standard of operation based on agenda 21 of the Rio earth conference. We operate in a sustainable environmentally friendly manner which was acknowledged when we won tourism awards in four categories at a New Zealand's tourism awards. We currently maintain the highest qualmark green (Gold level) environmental status.  We have been used as an example of sustainable nature tourism by the New Zealand prime minister.

We are particularly active in conservation our main focus, predominantly benefits Yellow-eyed penguins. This was our principle endeavour with a long term project to increase this species available breeding area through replanting native habitat on a neglected part of the peninsulay. 

Elm Wildlife Tours, Dunedin, New Zealand

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