New Zealand Wildlife Tours
Elm Wildlife Tours is an award winning wildlife tour operator based in New Zealand. They offer a number of New Zealand wildlife tours in and around Dunedin including peninsula encounters to see penguins, fur seals, sea lions and 25+ species of sea birds and waders. While alternative experiences include wild coast explorer, Catlins encounters and a short excursion cruise ship.
Join Elm Wildlife Tours to experience absolutely unrivaled close-up viewing of rare yellow eyed penguins, Hooker’s sea lions, New Zealand fur seals and little blue penguins within their restricted wildlife conservation sanctuary, you will also see albatross at Taiaroa headland and other wildlife around Otago peninsula bay’s and lagoons.
The New Zealand wildlife tours are the highlight of many visitors trip to ‘middle earth’ New Zealand and rank highly in Dunedin attractions. You accompany their enthusiastic and expert guides to some of the most spectacular wildlife spots, inaccessible to others, to ensure an absolutely special wildlife experience of a lifetime. Elm Wildlife Tours are a multi-award winning family owned and operated business with over twenty years’ experience in wildlife conservation and tours.
Based in Dunedin on the South Island of New Zealand, they pride ourselves on their conservation and the superb quality of their sustainable nature and wildlife tours they guide you to. Dunedin city is the wildlife capital of New Zealand, and see the Otago peninsula extending into the ocean, close to the food supply that supports the huge range of unique animals that this area is famous for.
International Wildlife Tours
Though Elm Wildlife Tours are mainly based in New Zealand, they also offer an exciting range of International wildlife and cultural tours during the southern hemisphere winter months of May to August.
Borneo tour groups are escorted from New Zealand by a representative from their company who handles all the logistics and ensures the best possible tour experience is delivered to wildlife lovers. Africa and Peru/Galapagos wildlife tours are escorted from NZ (subject to minimum group size ) otherwise African tours are met at Nairobi airport and Peru/Galapagos at Quito by a member of the team who will ensure you are looked after throughout the tour.
Elm Wildlife Tours can also arrange non-escorted tours based on our itinerary or a modified itinerary for alternative dates if required.
Pensinsula Encounters Tour
Wild Coast Explorer Tour
Catlins Encounters Tour
Cruise Ship Shore Excursion
Galapagos Peru Adventure Tour
Borneo Adventure Tour
African Adventure Tour
Please note Elm Wildlife Tours reserves the right to change listed pricing anytime at their discretion. Please contact them directly to confirm.
Yellow Eyed Penguins
Northern Royal Albatross
New Zealand Fur Seal
New Zealand Kingfisher
Stewart Island Brown Kiwi
Elm Wildlife Tours recognises the importance of conducting their business with a responsibility towards the environment and in the communities in which they operate.
The nature of their business means that they must ensure their activities have the least possible negative impact on the environment, now and in the future. They will endeavour to provide a sustainable, high quality eco-tour experience, which meets customer expectations. They are committed to working with other tour operators to raise awareness in the environment and to develop and demonstrate good practice by operating in a sensitive and considered manner. They have clear policies for responsible tourism.
Elm Wildlife Tours have been assessed under the Earthcheck programme conducted by EC3 Global one of Asia Pacific’s most experienced environmental management and tourism consultancy businesses as meeting or exceeding the standards of “Best practice” as outlined their our Environmental Management Plan.
They also run a carbon neutral tour and are heavily involved in a Yellow Eyed Penguin Conservation programme that they have been funding for a number of years.
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