Otago Peninsula Trust – Preserving and Enhancing Otago Peninsula

New Zealand’s first private charitable conservation trust, registered in 1967 has an impressive record of achievement. It’s managed by a voluntary Board of Trustees.

Trust Objectives

  • The stimulation of public interest in and care of the beauty, history and character of the Otago Peninsula.
  • The preservation of the natural attractions of the area and the protection of the flora and fauna of the area.
  • The development of tourist attractions, public and recreational services so that the public may obtain maximum use and enjoyment of the area in a way that will not detract from or destroy its beauty or character.
  • The promotion of knowledge of and interest in the objects of the Trust by meetings, exhibitions, educational courses and all other forms of instruction and publicity.

To enable its objectives, the Otago Peninsula Trust operates the following properties and businesses:

Help us and Support our work:
  • Visit – Plan your day Peninsula Day out here.
  • Get involved – Become a member here
  • Book a meeting or function at the Royal Albatross Centre or Glenfalloch.
  • Donate via Givealittle Fundraising

Be part of our achievements:

  • NZ’s first private charitable conservation trust since 1967
  • 200,000+ visitors each year hosted to our attractions
  • 150,000 free visitors hosted to Royal Albatross Centre an iconic Dunedin attraction which includes educational displays, toilets, information centre and paid tours.
  • 60,000 peninsula brochures with care code and visitor information shared each year to help educate Dunedin visitors
  • 20,000 followers across social media channels sharing Otago Peninsula and advocacy stories
  • $11,000+ of experiences given to fundraisers annually
  • 1400 students a year subsidised onto education programmes to inspire the next generation of guardians
  • Advocate for Otago Peninsula care and sustainability
  • Umbrella for fledging trusts including Otago Peninsula Biodiversity Group, Hereweka Trust. Fundraiser for good causes
  • Glenfalloch Garden saved as a community asset – free visits.
  • Public Events held annually – Magical Glenfalloch Night Garden, Glenfalloch Gnome Hunt, Nature-based educational talks

Become a part of this important work – Join our membership Now


  • Members are entitled to free guided tour of the Royal Albatross Colony when accompanying a paying guest – reservations essential
  • 10% discount on souvenirs, complimentary Local’s Loyalty Coffee Card with first coffee free at Toroa Cafe
  • Free Fort Taiaroa Tour with accompanying paid guest
  • Free Blue Penguins Pukekura Tour with accompanying paid guest
  • Free tour at Fletcher House
  • Glenfalloch Restaurant 10% members discount for lunch
  • Glenfalloch Function Deal -Free Canapes with every Function booking from 50pax.
  • Invitations to Trust meetings, functions and special events. Volunteer opportunities. Fellowship
  • Quarterly newsletters and regular updates
  • Eligibility to stand as a Trustee Board member
  • Welcome to the Trust pack with complimentary 50th anniversary book, albatross badge and Otago Peninsula Ambassador Pack.
  • Volunteer Opportunities. Fellowship
  • The pleasure of knowing you are contributing to conservation of Otago Peninsula.
  • Become a part of this important work – Join our membership Now

Find out more about Otago Peninsula Trust Website

Otago Peninsula Trust 03 476 1775
Robyn McDonald (CEO) robyn@albatross.org.nz
Sophie Barker (Marketing Manager – Media & Trade Enquiries) sophie@albatross.org.nz
Royal Albatross Centre/Blue Penguins Pukekura 03 478 0499
Hoani Langsbury (Ecotourism Manager) – manager@albatross.org.nz
Chris McCormack (Operations Manager) – chris@albatross.org.nz
General Enquiries reservations@albatross.org.nz
Glenfalloch Restaurant 03 476 1006
Glenfalloch Garden 03 476 1775
Fletcher House 03 476 1775 or 03 478 0180