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Peninsula Encounters plus wildlife cruises

Peninsula Encounters plus wildlife cruises

This tour option differs from our standard option by replacing our guided Albatross viewing with a one-hour wildlife cruise aboard the MV ‘Monarch’ to view the albatross colony and other marine wildlife.  The tour departs daily from Dunedin city in the mid-afternoon to the beautiful Otago Peninsula and its wildlife 'hotspots', catering to small groups and providing a glimpse into the world of tourism and conservation working in a symbiotic relationship. Providing absolutely unrivaled viewing of estuarine and marine wildlife.

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Why book with elf wildlife tours?

Elm wildlife tours recognises the importance of conducting our business with a responsibility towards the environment and in the communities in which we operate. The nature of our business means that we must ensure our 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.

Child policy

As this tour duration is approximately six hours, the tour does not suit all children. Children under five years are free of charge and require parent to provide carry pack for walks (tour not suitable for pushchairs/strollers etc)

Cancellation policy

Within 24 hours: NO REFUND (100% charge) or rebooking at no extra cost if availability permits.


All tour options are an outdoor activity in a land where maritime weather prevails, the weather can change very quickly on the Southern coast at any time of the year. Always take warm and waterproof clothes.


Walking shoes/boots with heavy tread are recommended and necessary if conditions are wet or muddy.


Personal medicines etc. should be carried if required on all tours. Any medical condition which could potentially be a problem should be conveyed to your guide at the commencement of a tour. The terrain visited is not suitable for persons with walking disabilities and wheelchairs. Parents of infants should bring a backpack for their transport

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0.5 Day

Price & Availability

NZD177 / per person
This tour is operated by: Elm Wildlife Tours
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Tour Facts

  • Otago Peninsula
  • Available Daily
  • Half Day Trip
  • Birds
  • Summer 6-6.5 hours, Winter 5-5.5 hours
  • + 15 years
  • Leisurely
  • No
  • English
  • Dunedin International Airport
  • Dunedin International Airport
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