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Dunedin Shore Excursion: Wildlife Cruise & Yellow Eyed Penguins

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Combine a Monarch Wildlife Cruise with its excellent display of marine wildlife and a guided tour of a Yellow-eyed Penguin Colony located in an isolated cove on the Otago Peninsula. While your cruise ship is berthed at Port Chalmers, enjoy an informative and entertaining sightseeing tour of Dunedin City before joining your wildlife cruise where you can see fur seals, little blue penguins, albatross, and more. Following your cruise make a stop for a quick lunch break and then make your way to the unique and isolated Yellow-eyed Penguin breeding colony with Nature Wonders.

What You'll Get

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Pass By: Otago Peninsula, Dunedin New Zealand

Your bus will depart from Port Chalmers to Dunedin City via spectacular scenery of the Otago Peninsula.

Pass By: University of Otago, 362 Leith Street, Dunedin 9016 New Zealand

Enjoy an entertaining and scenically beautiful tour of the city. The tour will include the famous Otago University, Botanical Gardens, historic buildings, cathedrals, stately homes, and the world’s steepest street with lots of photo opportunities.

Stop At: Monarch Wildlife Cruises - Wellers Rock Wharf, 813 Harington Point Road, Otakou 9077, New Zealand

Arrive at Wellers Rock and join the Monarch Wildlife Cruise: a one hour cruise around the heads of the Otago Peninsula where Royal Albatross can be viewed along with a host of marine animals including fur seals, dolphins, and little blue penguins.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Royal Albatross Centre, 1260 Harington Point Rd, Dunedin New Zealand

Make a stop at the Royal Albatross Centre for lunch (optional extra)

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Natures Wonders Naturally, Taiaroa Head, Otago Peninsula, Dunedin 9077 New Zealand

Join Nature's Wonders for a fully guided tour of an isolated cove on a remote part of the Otago Peninsula where you will be able to view the Yellow-eyed Penguin breeding colony. You may also be able to see New Zealand Fur Seals and their pups, little blue penguins, a breeding colony of cormorants, along with a 360 degree view of the Otago Peninsula.

Duration: 1 hour

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Driver/guide
  • Monarch Wildlife Cruise
  • Entrance Fees & Guided Tours
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Monarch Wildlife Cruises - Wellers Rock Wharf
  • Entry/Admission - Natures Wonders Naturally

  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities

Departure Point
Port Chalmers, New Zealand

Departure Time
9:00 AM

7 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
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The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.