This is an exclusive private tour option, either single day or multiday itineraries or a dedicated wildlife photography tour which is available throughout the year.
Whether you have only a day to spare (Ideal for a private guided tour of the Otago peninsula and its unique and abundant wildlife), or a whole week, we can help you have an amazing southern coast experience. Base your itinerary around our explorer locations to build your own perfect guided nature holiday.
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.
Flash We do not allow close flash photography of penguins as this startles them,Digital cameras and camcorders perform well suited in the low light encountered during the evenings on our tours Take another look at our tour Options, the Peninsula Wildlife Tour, the Catlins Group tour or the exclusive Wild Coast Explorer - private option.
Meals - as per previously agreed itinerary inclusions.
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
Wild Coast Explorer private tours depart as indicated in your pre-arranged personalised itinerary. 'One-off' exclusive private tours from visiting cruise ships depart as soon as possible after docking, usually around 8.15am.
-Within four weeks but more than two weeks - 50% of fee. -Less than two weeks - no refund. -Once the tour has commenced - no refund with the exception of any prepaid optional activities not available Cruise ships only - no charge made if ship unable to doc