Unique Albatross Tiki Tour

Our Unique Albatross Tiki Tour provides you with the opportunity to view 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.
Travel the entire length of the peninsula where you will be treated to a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. 

Pick-up and drop-off is at the Dunedin i-SITE Information Centre. The tour lasts approximately 4 hours in total.
A proportion of every ticket sold at the Royal Albatross Centre goes directly towards the fostering and protection of the Northern Royal Albatross.

Departs: 10:30am

Unique Albatross Tiki Tour Prices:
Adult – $122
Children -$80 (5 – 17 years)
Infant – $60 (under 5 years of age)

Prices valid until 30 September 2019

Please read our useful Information below;

Useful Information

Tour & Pickup Information:

Our Unique Albatross Tiki tour includes pick up and drop off to and from the Dunedin iSite Information Centre within the Octagon by our knowledgeable guide, please wait outside the i-Site. (Dunedin i-Site opening hours Summer: (November – March) closes 6.00pm / Winter: (April – October) closes 5.00pm. Refer to map at the bottom of this page. The tour includes a short introduction and NZ natural history film, viewing the albatross from within a viewing observatory and a walk through Taiaroa Heads historical fortifications and Armstrong Disappearing gun.

Albatross Viewing:

The albatrosses are not in captivity. They are wild creatures. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee their behaviour or sightings on any given day, although sometimes of year and some seasonal and weather variations create more suitable conditions for albatrosses to fly. This is a small colony of albatross, nesting albatross numbers on view can range from 1 – 6 birds. Please contact us for more information


We do not allow flash photography on our tours as this can cause disturbance on the wildlife. Please help us to be respectful of the welfare of the wildlife. Viewing the Albatross is from within a one-way glass system/viewing observatory to respect the privacy and to reduce disturbance on the birds.


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. Jackets can be provided upon request.