NOTICE: Blue Penguins Pukekura will be in hibernation from the 1 June 21 – 1 November 21. Tours will not be available during this period. 

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Royal Albatross Tours: visit the only mainland breeding colony of Royal Albatross in the world. Book a tour to see the amazing Northern Royal Albatross, learn fascinating insights into these majestic monarchs of the sea from our expert guides. Come into the exclusive observatory and have the chance to view these charismatic birds raising their young. On a breezy day, you may even see them fly by with their huge 3-metre wingspan – a sight you’ll always remember.

The Royal Albatross Centre is operated by the Otago Peninsula Trust, New Zealand’s first private charitable conservation trust. A proportion of every ticket sold at the centre goes directly towards the fostering and protection of the Northern Royal Albatross.

Visit the world’s only mainland albatross colony

Watch Dunedin’s famous Royals from our exclusive ‘Royal Box’ observatory. Be awed by the chance to see a majestic giant of the seas with a three-metre wingspan. Learn intimate insights and view the breeding cycle of the northern royal albatross-toroa. Don’t miss your chance to visit the stars of New Zealand’s wildlife capital and encounter the magic of awesome albatross.

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Meet our Penguins

Discover kororā, the little blue penguin, in its natural habitat at Pilots Beach. See the oh-socute penguin waddle as kororā scurry up the beach to their cliff-face burrows. This is an evening tour from the Royal Albatross Centre. Bookings essential – limit of 90 people. Non-flash photos allowed.


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Tours, Cafe, Gift Shop and Centre: Open 10:15am – dusk each day

Booking on tour is recommended as spaces are limited!

“Closed Christmas Day”

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