Our Uniqie Tiki-Tour provide you with the opportunity to visit 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.
Pick-up and drop-off is at the Dunedin i-SITE Information Centre. The tour lasts approximately 3.5 hours in total
Tour Pick Up: Summer – 9:15am and 1:45pm / Winter – 9:15am – From outside the Dunedin i-SITE.
Tour Includes: Transportation to and from the Royal Albatross Centre + Albatross Tour + Fort Taiaroa Tour.
We can accommodate Cruise Ship Pick Ups if the ship arrives prior to 8:00am at the Port (Port Chalmers). Pick Up is approx 8:45am. Please contact us if you wish to be picked up from the Cruise Ship Terminal, no extra cost – e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Unique Albatross Tiki Tour Prices:
Adult – NZ$115
Child – NZ$80 (5 – 17 years)
Infant – NZ$60 (4 and under)
Prices valid until: 30 September 2017
A proportion of every ticket sold at the Royal Albatross Centre goes directly towards the fostering and protection of the Northern Royal Albatross.
Little Blue Penguin Tiki Tour
Our Little Blue Penguin Tiki Tour provides you with the opportunity to discover Kororā, the Little Blue Penguin with transportation to and from the Royal Albatross Centre located 30kms from the Dunedin city at the tip of the Otago Peninsula, to view the world’s smallest penguin, in their natural habitat – scurrying up to their cliff-face burrows at Pilots Beach on the Otago Peninsula. After a day at sea, the penguins congregate in groups known as “rafts” not far offshore where they often can be heard vocalising – usually short, loud squawks. At dusk penguins come ashore and make their way to their nests where they feed their chicks or roost.
Pukekura was a significant Māori settlement or pā located on Taiaroa Head, the headland that rises over Pilots Beach. From the mid-17th century to the mid-19th century the pā was home to the Kai Tahu tribe.
Pick-up and drop-off is at the Dunedin i-SITE Information Centre. The tour lasts approximately 3.5 hours in total.
Our Blue Penguin platform holds up to 100 visitors, all Little Blue Penguin Tiki tours will be joining the Blue Penguin tour.
Little Blue Penguin Tiki Tour Prices:
Adult – NZ$80
Children – NZ$60 (5 – 17 years)
Infant – NZ$50 (4 and under)
Prices valid until: 30 September 2017
Tour & Pickup Information:
Our Dunedin Tiki tours includes pick up and drop off to and from the Dunedin i-SITE Information Centre within the Octagon by our knowledgeable guide. Our Unique Albatross Tiki Tour includes transportation + our Unique Taiaroa tour (Albatross + Fort) tour includes a short introduction about the lifecycle of the Royal Albatross, a NZ natural history film, viewing the albatross from within a viewing observatory and a walk through Taiaroa Heads historical fortifications and Armstrong Disappearing gun. Little Blue Penguin Tiki Tour includes transportation + our Little Blue Penguin viewing tour.
Refer to map at the bottom of this page for the pick up location – we can drop visitors off at their accommodation if within the CBD area..
Wildlife & Photography Opportunities:
We do not allow flash photography on our tours as this can cause disturbance on the wildlife, our viewing area’s for the albatross are within a one way glass system and for the Little Blue Penguin tour we provide lighting for the viewing. Modern digital cameras are capable of taking great photographs under these conditions. Please help us to be respectful of the welfare of the wildlife. Our Blue Penguin platform holds up to 100 visitors, all Little Blue Penguin Tiki tours will be joined with other visits.
All tour options are an outdoor activity in a land where maritime weather prevails, the weather can change very quickly on the Otago Peninsula year round. Always take warm and waterproof clothes and solid footwear is required.