Birding and Wildlife Tours in and around Dunedin
Elm Wildlife Tours is an award-winning wildlife tour operator based in New Zealand. We offer a number of wildlife tours in and around Dunedin including peninsula encounters to see penguins, fur seals, sea-lion and 25+ species of sea birds and waders. While alternative experiences include wild coast explorer, Catlin’s encounters and a short excursion cruise ship.
Join Elm Wildlife Tours to experience absolutely unrivalled close-up viewing of rare yellow-eyed penguins, Hooker’s sea-lion, 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 wildlife tours are the highlight of many visitors trip to ‘middle earth’ New Zealand and rank highly in Dunedin attractions. You will accompany our 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 is 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, we pride ourselves on our conservation and the superb quality of their sustainable nature and wildlife tours we 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.
Elm Wildlife Tours recognises the importance of conducting their business with a responsibility towards the environment and in the communities in which we operate.
The nature of their business means that we must ensure their activities have the least possible negative impact on the environment, now and in the future. We will endeavour to provide a sustainable, high-quality eco-tour experience, which meets customer expectations. We 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. We have clear policies for responsible tourism.
Elm Wildlife Tours have been assessed under the Earthcheck program 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 we are our Environmental Management Plan.
We also run a carbon neutral tour and are heavily involved in a Yellow-Eyed Penguin Conservation program that we have been funding for a number of years.
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