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Peninsula Encounters - Standard tour - Penguins, Seals, Sea-lions and Albatross provided by Elm Wildlife Tours

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Peninsula Encounters - Standard tour - Penguins, Seals, Sea-lions and Albatross

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50 The Octagon
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    Elm Wildlife Tours
    Stop: 6 hours - Admission included
    Guests will hear guided commentary. See New Zealand fur seals, New Zealand sealions, Albatross, Yellow eyed penguins, a variety of wading birds found around the tidal inlets plus the spectacular scenery of the Otago Peninsula. Walking down a steep hill is required to reach the animals.
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50 The Octagon
50 The Octagon, Dunedin 9016, New ZealandOutside the Dunedin Visitor Information Centre.
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Departure Point
50 The Octagon, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Duration
330–390 minutes
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Binoculars
  • Rain Jacket if required
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Elm Wildlife Tours
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This Tour is not available to people arriving by cruise-ship.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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TrMarek wrote a review 21 Mar
891 contributions42 helpful votes
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This one day tour gives you the opportunity to view some of New Zealand's finest wildlife in one day (pick up was suppose to be 3:00 but they were 10 min. late**they time the visit with the yellow eyed penguins home retreat schedule. The entire trip took about 6.5 hours). We
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Response from elmwildlifetours, Manager at Peninsula Encounters - Standard tour - Penguins, Seals, Sea-lions and Albatross
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you TrMarek fortaking the time to leave a review. Maria is a wonderful guide and very passionate about the wildlife. As for being late, in our defence, it does say on our website that the pickups start at 3pm but actual pickup time can be up to 15 minutes after that time depending on where the other pickups are and traffic conditions. Kind regards Shaun
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Allan A wrote a review 17 Mar
3 contributions1 helpful vote
We really enjoyed our tour. Our guide/driver Warren was very informative. Definitely one of the highlights of our trip to New Zealand!
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Date of experience: March 2020
Scuvich wrote a review 14 Mar
Dunedin, Florida14 contributions1 helpful vote
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Elm Wildlife tours was an amazing experience. We started the day by going to see the Albatros, and were lucky to have enough wind for them to take flight with several flyby just in front or over us. They then drove us to see the fur seals with the cutest pups from two very good
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214trevorc wrote a review 6 Mar
1 contribution
We saw Yellow Eyed Penguins, Fur Seals, Sea-Lions and Albatross, plus many other birds. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We had a superb trip.
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Date of experience: February 2020
robyn h wrote a review 4 Mar
4 contributions
We took this tour in January and were wowed by all the animals we saw. The group was small and Eric, the guide was very knowledgable. We chose Elm as they have their own private reserve/beach where we saw sea lions, seals and penguins. We never felt hurried and Eric was quite
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Date of experience: January 2020
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fairsuzy
Plymouth, United Kingdom
61
Amazing day viewing local birdlife and sea lions
Wonderful close up viewing of birds all day long, in the lagoons and on the beaches, sadly we did not see the
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TrMarek
24142
Seals & yellow eyed penguins the real highlight
This one day tour gives you the opportunity to view some of New Zealand's finest wildlife in one day (pick up was
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Allan A
21
Peninsula Encounters
We really enjoyed our tour. Our guide/driver Warren was very informative. Definitely one of the highlights of our
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jgold10529
Portland, Oregon
334146
Great Wildlife TOur
We did both the penguins and albatross tour and was worth it. Got to see lots of animals and our guide, Eric, was
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Scuvich
Dunedin, Florida
41
A wild tour with passionate peoples!
Elm Wildlife tours was an amazing experience. We started the day by going to see the Albatros, and were lucky to
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214trevorc
10
Excellent trip to the Otago Peninsula
We saw Yellow Eyed Penguins, Fur Seals, Sea-Lions and Albatross, plus many other birds. The tour guides were very
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robyn h
40
Wonderful tour
We took this tour in January and were wowed by all the animals we saw. The group was small and Eric, the guide was
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LoveNewExperiences
Bartlesville, Oklahoma
331144
Excellent shore excursion for viewing local wildlife
I booked the standard tour in advance of a recent New Zealand cruise we were taking. I prefer to book shore
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Hannah
20
Amazing experience
It was amazing to get up and close to the rare, interesting and endemic species!! It’s cold so bring a jacket!!
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rimaSC
Seneca, South Carolina
31761
Good day viewing local creatures
A well-run tour with knowledgeable and friendly guides. We saw albatross, sea lions, seals, yellow-eyed
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  • Duration: 330–390 minutes
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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