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Elm Wildlife Tours

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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About Elm Wildlife Tours
Elm Wildlife Tours are the ultimate award winning New Zealand wildlife adventure. We guide small tour groups onto the Otago Peninsula, one of the world’s unique wildlife areas to experience a close encounter with some of the world’s rarest wildlife. Royal Albatross, Hookers Sea-lions, Blue Penguins, NZ fur-seals, Yellow-eyed penguins and some15-20 species of marine/wading birds can be seen around a tidal lagoon.Our private conservation area is the highlight of our tour.
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Otago Visitor wrote a review Dec 2020
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Thanks to my lovely guide Laura for making the excursion on the peninsula so memorable. Laura was not only very friendly and hospitable, but she has a wealth of knowledge about the area and the animals.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Ian W wrote a review Oct 2020
Auckland, New Zealand23 contributions2 helpful votes
We saw Royal Albatross taking off from the sea and in the air. Had a close encounter with a Yellow Eyed penguin and ended up being chased my four amorous male Sealions. The guide was excellent and gave full information on everything we saw including both sides of any conservation issues.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from elmwildlifetours, Manager at Elm Wildlife Tours
Responded 27 Oct 2020
Thank you Ian for the lovely review. Our guides are passionate about the wildlife and the conservation issues facing our rare and endemic species. I hope you managed to get some great shots of your experience and some wonderful memories to take home.
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EandJBailey wrote a review Oct 2020
Takapuna, New Zealand2 contributions
We had Laura as our guide and she picked us up from the octagon. Very knowledgeable and passionate about the restoration of the peninsula and of the animals and she really loves sharing her knowledge. While we didn’t see any albatross due to timing and weather, seeing fur seals in the wild, just hanging out on rocks, yellow eyes penguins and sea lions on the beach made this unforgettable. Amazing views and wildlife. Would recommend to anyone. Pack warmly though as the wind can get up
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Alan & Val wrote a review Sep 2020
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A great day at the Peninsula seeing albatross, fur seals, sea lions & yellow eyed penguin. Tony was a great guide telling us lots about the animals & plants we saw. He was also a good driver & made it an enjoyable day.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Aditya S wrote a review Sep 2020
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One of the highlights of our trip to NZ. We opted for the Peninsula Encounters tour (the one without the albatross sanctuary visit). Had an amazing time at the private conservatory on Papanui beach - we were able to see loads of yellow-eyed penguins, sea lions, fur seals and even a (presumably lost) Snares' penguin! Even the drive across the peninsula was stunning, and we were able to see many different species of birds. Our guide, Raoul, was knowledgable, patient and kept us secure (especially from the sea lions!). I won't say it was worth every penny - because you'll forget you ever spent any money!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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