A Wildlife Enclave

``Experience nature at its most intimate and majestic: up-close encounters with rare marine wildlife, dramatic headlands and sandy beaches. Otago Peninsula is home to the only mainland royal albatross colony on earth.``

The Otago Peninsula and shoreline features some of the richest and most diverse wildlife habitats for in all of New Zealand. From the Yellow-Eyed Penguin to the New Zealand Sea Lion, visitors can tour the natural environment and see close-up a variety of wildlife living in their natural settings.


Unrivalled close-up viewing of rare yellow eyed penguins, Hooker’s sea lions, and NZ fur seals within the restricted wildlife conservation sanctuary maintained by Elm Wildlife Tours. Various tour packages available.
Freephone: 0800 356563
Phone: (+64) 3 454 4121
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Unique cruise packages visiting wildlife sanctuaries throughout the Otago Peninsula area including the Royal Albatross Centre, Yellow Eyed Penguin Reserve and New Zealand Fur Seals habitat and other areas accessible by cruise ship. One hour, half day and full day cruise packages available.
Phone: (+64) 3 477 4276
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The Royal Albatross Centre is nestled at the foot of Otago Peninsula’s Taiaroa Head. From the Centre, it’s a short walk to the Observatory for the privilege of viewing the greatest of all seabirds, the Royals Northern Albatrosses of Taiaroa!
Free Phone: 0800 528 767
Phone: (+64) 3 478 0499
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New Zealand’s only castle built in 1871 by merchant baron and politician William Larnach. Situated atop the magnificent hills of Otago Peninsula, the castle took 200 workmen over three years to build and a further 12 years to embellish. Interior, exterior and garden tours avaialable.
Phone: (+64) 3 476 1616
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