Peninsula Encounters Tours

Peninsula Encounters Tour Options

Wildlife Tour Options.

From $112 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 $167 Same as our Standard Tour but including a one hour boat cruise adventure viewing the spectacular Taiaroa headland and its wildlife from a boat on the ocean. Usually seen are Royal Albatross Fur Seals cormorants and other seabirds. Occasionally dolphins and whales Available 16 September until 20 March

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From $164 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 see the nesting area)
Available All year except during the albatross breeding period 16 September - 24 November

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From $122 For the less fit, the 'Lite' tour option requires 90% less walking than the 'Encounter' tour. The downside being a lessor wildlife experience. Most persons of basic fitness can handle our standard Encounters tour
Available 24 November - 31 March

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From $174 For the less fit, the 'Lite' tour option requires 90% less walking than the 'Encounter' tour and includes a Royal Albatross nesting area experience. The downside being a lessor wildlife experience. Most persons of basic fitness can handle our standard Encounters tour

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From $243 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 24 November - 31 March

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You will see a lot of animal activity, particularly during the late afternoon 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 absolutely unrivalled wildlife viewing, particularly within our conservation area and has been the highlight of many travellers visit to New Zealand. Join us to see the growth effects of our penguin conservation endeavours, knowing that your visit has contributed to the ongoing conservation effort. Consider a Larnach castle accommodation package combining our wildlife tour.

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 1/10/2018 - 30/9/2019    (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.

CodeDescriptionRateIncludes
EWT Standard 'Peninsula encounters' tour $122.00 Penguins,Fur seals, Sea lions within private conservation area, flying albatross, another 25+ species of seabirds and waders
EAT  Includes Royal Albatross tour $174.00 EWT tour - includes one hour Albatross nesting area tour
EMT  Includes 'Monarch' wildlife cruise $177.00 EWT tour - includes one hour boat cruise viewing Taiaroa headland wildlife
TWT  Peninsula encounters LITE STD $132.00 & $184.00 inc albatross tour Tour format and viewing place requires 90% less walking than standard tour
ETT  Eight hours total wildlife experience $253.00 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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