Dunedin: Wildlife Cruise and Penguin Colony Shore Excursion
- Duration: 7 hours
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The 6 hour trip was brilliantly organised. We ere picked up from our hotel and taken on a tour with an interesting commentary to the Penguin Rehabilitation Centre where penguins from the wild, who were suffering from an illness, or had been bitten by a shark, for example, were brought to be cured. Having seen the penguins in the various stages of recovery before being put back into the wild, we were taken to the coast to see the penguins and fur seals in their natural environment. We were then taken to a beautifully converted fishing boat at a jetty near the entrance on the south side of Otago Bay. From there we went out through the heads to view the magnificent abundance of bird and marine life. The albatrosses, with their 3 metre wing span were in full flight that day and were the highlight of the sea-bird activity. There were shags, shearwaters, penguins and baby seals climbing up the rocks. The commentary was excellent as was the trip back to the port of Dunedin.
Exceptional We had the chance to see albatrosses in flight but also 4 nests and we could see one of the little ones. One more we were given a French guide which makes the visit perfect February period to remember to observe the nesting
Very informative guide. Gave advice on how to make the most of our visit and to obtain the best pictures/videos.
Very important work, we learned a lot of the Albatrosses. Very interesting.
The best thing is not to go through get your guide.