Peninsula Encounters Tours

Peninsula Encounters Tour Options

Wildlife Tour Options.

From $119 Our most popular and multi-award winning tour, departing daily from Dunedin city in the afternoon to visit the beautiful Otago Peninsula and its wildlife 'hotspots'. All animals are seen during this tour with alternative viewing available in the other options This tour is available throughout the year

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From $176 Same as our Standard Tour but includes our recommended one hour MV Monarch cruise adventure viewing the spectacular Taiaroa headland and its wildlife by boat. Usually seen are Royal Albatross Fur Seals cormorants and other seabirds. Regularly dolphins and whales Available All year

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From $171 Include a tour at the Taiaroa head, Royal Albatross Centre on the Otago Peninsula, viewing the albatross nesting area from a purpose built hide. (Note: Standard tours still observe flying albatross but do not visit the nesting area)
Available All year except during the albatross breeding period 16 September - 30 October

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From $253 Created for the obsessed wildlife enthusiast, the MAX tour provides 8 hours totally immersed in a wildlife experience. All our tours rolled into one !! Fantastic unbeatable wildlife viewing
Available 1 November - 31 March

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You will see a lot of animal activity, particularly during the arrival from the sea of Yellow-eyed penguins during this 5 to 6 hour 'wildlife packed' tour on the beautiful Otago Peninsula. The Peninsula encounters tour operates during the late afternoon/evening to coincide with great penguin, sea lion and seal activity which will provide you with unrivalled wildlife viewing, particularly within the Yellow-eyed penguin conservation area.

Average duration

  •  6.5 - 7 hours (All options except MAX option)
  •  8 hours MAX option

Departure Points

  • Dunedin i-site or Dunedin/Peninsula commercial accommodation

All Peninsula encounter rates*

*valid 1/10/2020 - 30/9/2022    (Rates may change annually from 1 October)
A $10 discount per person applies to the rate if booking is for a student (ID required) The online reservation system will identify family groups when booking.  A family group consists of parent(s) and two dependent children.

EWT Standard 'Peninsula encounters' tour $129.00 Penguins,Fur seals, Sea lions within private conservation area, flying albatross, another 25+ species of seabirds and waders
EAT  Includes Royal Albatross tour $181.00 EWT tour - includes one hour Albatross nesting area tour
EMT  Includes 'Monarch' wildlife cruise $186.00 EWT tour - includes one hour boat cruise viewing Taiaroa headland wildlife
ETT Eight hours total wildlife experience $263.00 Our multi-award winning "Peninsula encounter" tour plus wildlife boat cruise and Royal Albatross tour Note:pickup time from 1.20pm


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