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Royal Albatross Centre

Royal Albatross Centre The Royal Albatross Centre is located at Taiaroa Head on the tip of the Otago Peninsula, Dunedin. Owned and operated by the Otago Peninsula Trust, a charitable trust, whose purpose and objective is the protection and enhancement of the Otago Peninsula. Taiaroa Head itself, a nature reserve is managed by the Department of Conservation.

As well as being the only mainland place in the world to view Northern Royal Albatrosse in their natural habitat, Taiaroa Head has a strong historical connection. From Maori settlement in the 1300's to the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi: the establishment of the lighthouse and fortifications in the late 1800's, and its use as a defence base during World War I and II, New Zealand's culture and history is uniquely celebrated here alongside wildlife.


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Larnach Castle

Larnach Castle With its exciting, sometimes scandalous and tragic history, magnificent carved ceilings, New Zealand antiques and breathtaking views, Larnach Castle offers you a vision of the past and present. Today, the Castle is the home of the Barker family, who have spent over forty years lovingly restoring the building and recreating the beauty of the 14 hectares of gardens and grounds.


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Penguin Place

Penguin Place Penguin Place is a private conservation reserve dedicated to helping the endangered Yellow Eyed Penguin survive.

This conservation project is entirely funded by guided tours of the reserve. This funding provides habitat restoration, predator control, a research programme and on-site rehabilitation care for penguins that are sick, starving or wounded.


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Monarch Wildlife Cruises & Tours

Monarch Wildlife Cruises & Tours As three-time New Zealand Tourism Award winners, operating since 1983, we'll show you the best of the Otago Peninsula and its wildlife. Albatross, Penguins, Marine Mammals, Ocean and Pelagic Birds and more. In addition to this teeming wildlife we'll share the fascinating history and geology of the area with you. An unforgettable experience awaits, the highlight of your Dunedin visit!


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Elm Wildlife Tours

Elm Wildlife Tours Join us to experience absolutely unrivalled close-up viewing of rare yellow eyed penguins, Hooker's sea lions, NZ fur seals and little blue penguins within our restricted wildlife conservation sanctuary, see albatross at Tairoa headland and other wildlife around Otago peninsula bay's and lagoons.


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