The Royal Albatross Centre, Dunedin
The Royal Albatross Centre provides award winning wildlife tours of the Otago Peninsula including onsite albatross viewing and penguin viewing tours, interactive marine conservation displays, and historical tours of Tairoa Head. The Royal Albatross Centre is located at Taiaroa Head on the tip of the Otago Peninsula in Dunedin, New Zealand. Owned and operated by the Otago Peninsula Trust, a charitable trust, whose objective is the protection and enhancement of the Otago Peninsula.
Dunedin’s Royal Albatross Colony is the only mainland place in the world to view Northern Royal Albatross in their natural habitat, Taiaroa Head has a strong historical connection. From Maori settlement in the 1300′s to the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. New Zealand’s culture and history is uniquely celebrated here alongside wildlife, bringing sustainable tourism and environmental conservation together.
Dunedin Albatross Centre Highlights
- Visit the only mainland place in the world to view Royal Albatrosses
- Daily Viewing of the Little Blue Penguin in its natural environment
- Superb café and the best of cuisine with albatross gliding above
- Explore historic Fort Taiaroa, one of New Zealand’s earliest settlements
A 60 min guided tour telling the story of the Northern Royal Albatross, followed by a short movie by Natural History New Zealand then a visit to potential viewing areas on Taiaroa Head.Read More / Book Tour
Discover Kororā, the Little Blue Penguin, the world’s smallest penguin, in their natural habitat – scurrying up to their cliff-face burrows at Pilots Beach on the Otago PeninsulaRead More / Book Tour
Our Otago Peninsula Combo Tours allow you to make better use of your time in the area. Choose from a range of options to see as many sights as you can.Read More / Book Tour