Kia ora Welcome to the Royal Albatross Centre

The only mainland breeding colony of Northern Royal Albatross in the world.

Tours, Toroa Cafe, Gift Shop – Open Monday-Friday from 12.30 pm – 5.30 pm. Weekends from 10.15 am-5.30 pm

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 our 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.

People come from all over the world to enjoy the spectacular views on the Otago Peninsula, The Wildlife Capital of New Zealand. With its 20 km long harbour, Otago Peninsula is the home of an abundance of magnificent world-famous wildlife. There are over 20 species that breed, live or visit Taiaora Head.



Join one of our Mates Rates guided tours – find out more  click here 
Watch the world’s smallest penguin waddle home each evening in it’s natural environment. . Book a Penguin tour today.


Join one of our Main Albatross or Unique Taiaroa guided tours to go and see the nesting colony of these giant wonders and Fort Taiaora.

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Royal Albatross Centre – Blue Penguins Pukekura – Otago Peninsula Brochure

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