HAVE YOU VISITED OTAGO PENINSULA’S FAMOUS FIVE? Discover why Dunedin is New Zealand’s wildlife and heritage capital and Otago Peninsula the highlight daytrip. Meet Dunedin’s Royal Family on your Famous Five adventure… Famous Five Must Dos: Gaze at gigantic Royal Albatross, see the world’s only mainland breeding colony – Royal Albatross Centre Meet the world’s.. read more →

School Holiday Fun, Events and Deals

Have you planned your holiday fun? We’ve found 20 Deals and Tips for you during FUNedin Festival 4-19 July ✅🐥Royal Albatross Express. $15/$5 express tours to see giant 8kg+ fluffy chicks ✅ 🐦Blue Penguins Pukekura- Free kids ✅ 🎅Glenfalloch Gnaughty Gnome Hunt.15 July ✅ 🏡Fletcher House Gold Coin entry ✅ 💥Unique Fort Taiaroa Mates Rates ✅ 🐠Marine Studies Centre and Touch.. read more →

Givealittle Generosity Thank You

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We’ve cried a little from the generosity of our supporters. Its a really hard time for us as we closed the Royal Albatross Centre for the pandemic. Usually we’d be busy with visitors and raising money to support albatross care and carry out our mission to preserve.. read more →

Albatross Quiz

Test your Albatross knowledge.       read more →

Royal Albatross Centre Closed until April 24

Kia ora Albatross Friends We have closed the Royal Albatross Centre and halted albatross and penguin tours until at least 24 April 2020 as part of the NZ Govt’s measures to combat COVID-19 under the Level 4 Alert. Our team are busy working hard to deal with booking cancellations, operational matters and everyone’s welfare. We.. read more →

Royal Arrival Heralds Hatching Season

Royal fans worldwide are thrilled as the first northern royal albatross chick of the 2019/20 breeding season was welcomed at the Royal Albatross Colony at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head on January 16. In a Dunedin tradition a ‘Happy Birthday’ flag is flying from the Dunedin City Council’s Mayoral Flagpole to celebrate the beginning of an exciting time.. read more →

Farewell to a firm friend

Jane Higham Our team at Otago Peninsula Trust was shocked and saddened by the loss of one of our special friends in December. Jane Higham was a staunch supporter of the Trust’s work over many years, beginning on the Trust board in the 1970s when much hard work was done by the team on the.. read more →