Here’s your chance to be taken on a fully guided tour of the Otago Peninsula with one of our knowledgeable guides. Our Unique Albatross Tiki Tour provides you with the opportunity to view the world’s only mainland breeding colony of Royal Albatross and explore the historic Fort Taiaroa containing the only Armstrong Disappearing Gun in its original emplacement in the world.
Travel the entire length of the peninsula where you will be treated to a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
Pick-up and drop-off is at the Dunedin i-SITE Information Centre. The tour lasts approximately 3.5 hours in total
A proportion of every ticket sold at the Royal Albatross Centre goes directly towards the fostering and protection of the Northern Royal Albatross.
Pick Up Times: Summer – 9:15am and 1:45pm – Winter – 9:15am
Unique Albatross Tiki Tour Prices:
Adult – $115
Infant – $60 (under 5 years of age)
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The Royal Albatross Centre is open at (Summer 11.30am) (Winter 10.30am), tours commence daily and run at regular intervals. Bookings are highly recommended. (Entry to the nature reserve itself is only permitted by guided tour.) A proportion of every ticket sold at the Royal Albatross Centre goes directly towards the fostering and protection of the Northern Royal Albatross.
Albatross breeding season – from 17th Sept – 23rd Nov, tours will be running to a smaller viewing location. Albatross sightings are not guaranteed during this period as the birds are returning to begin their breeding season, despite regular sightings on our tours.
We encourage photography and the wildlife viewing offers excellent photographic opportunities. We ask that NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY is used on our tours. Please help us to be respectful of the welfare of the wildlife. Our viewing areas are sheltered, visitors will be looking from a one way glass system to reduce visual disturbance on the nesting albatross.
All tour options involve outdoor activity in a area where maritime weather prevails, the weather can change very quickly on the Otago peninsula year round. Always take warm clothing and solid footwear is required. Jackets can be provided upon request.
Some walking is involved to get to and from the various viewing areas and tours require a reasonable fitness level. We have 2 self-drive mobility carts available upon request, please contact us directly to book a cart.