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Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour - with unbiased reviews

Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour

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See the highlights of Dunedin’s city center and Larnach Castle in the morning, then spend the afternoon immersed in the natural beauty of the Otago Peninsula. Visit the nesting grounds of the rare and endangered yellow-eyed penguin and northern royal albatross as you explore the scenic coast along Taiaroa Head. Small-group tour with a maximum of 19 people allows for personalized attention from your knowledgeable guide.
Important Information
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel/Port pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Larnach Castle & Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Penguin Place
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount walking is involved, there are 90 steps at the penguin reserve. A moderate level of fitness is required
  • Bring a waterproof jacket , sunglasses, hat and closed-toe shoes suitable for walking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A maximum of 18 people per tour
  • Departure time may change depending on cruise ship schedule
  • We guarantee you will see at least 1 penguin, but please be aware penguins are wild and shy birds and sightings may be limited
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Les P wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Our tour ran smoothly and we thoroughly enjoyed our trip around Dunedin and the beautiful Otago Peninsular. Our guide Ben was informative and enthusiastically showcased the magnificent scenery of the Otago area. He showed us lots of birds and the fur seals on the beach was
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from Back2NatureTours, Chief TA Responder at Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour
Responded 2 Nov 2019
Hi LesP, Thank you for your kind feedback - I've just passed that on to Ben who is coincidentally in the office. His comment was 'it was a great group on a great day'! Your a Back to Nature Legend, if your ever back in Dunedin get in touch for some 'mates rates'. Haste Ye Back!
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michael n wrote a review Jun 2019
1 contribution
Excellent trip, knowledgeable and very helpful guide, saw everything as promised, saw seals up close, albatross were amazing.
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Response from Back2NatureTours, General Manager at Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour
Responded 17 Aug 2019
Hi Michael n, Thanks for making time to write a review for us, we really appreciate that. As you know, wildlife is unpredictable so it makes for a special day when you get to see everything. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels around NZ and wish you all the best. Haste Ye Back!
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ORGinH wrote a review May 2019
58 contributions52 helpful votes
Glenn, our tour guide, did a great job of showing us the highlights of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula. As a knowledgeable local he provided not only the overview, but some interesting insights which only a resident would know. Most impressed that he was able to modify the tour
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Date of experience: April 2019
Leslie B wrote a review Mar 2019
113 contributions26 helpful votes
I had the most amazing with my guide named Ollie. He took me absolutely everywhere and was super knowledgeable. I loved our conversations and seeing beautiful sights and wildlife. The penguins are fantastic. So cute and funny. I can't say enough about what a great time I
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Date of experience: February 2019
Shakaka wrote a review Jan 2019
212 contributions68 helpful votes
Despite miserable weather we had a great time with Back to Nature tours - Dave our guide was an absolute legend and walking encyclopedia. We immediately felt like he was a part of the family. We got see the beautiful sites around the Otago Peninsula, including the penguins and
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Date of experience: January 2019
Key Details
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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