COVID-19 Update

We are taking limited online bookings at this time, for further availability enquiries please ring or email us so we can ensure Level 2 social distancing restrictions are met. Please contact us on 03 478 0499 or reservations@albatross.org.nz – we look forward to seeing you!

Please note that we will be using our records to assist in the management of the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that your details (name, contact number and time and date of your visit) will be given to public health officials in the event that it is required for contact tracing.

      • Visit the only mainland breeding colony of Northern Royal Albatross in the world.
      • 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.
      • Booking a tour is highly recommended as spaces on tour are limited!

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

Booking on tour is recommended as spaces are limited!

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