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Travel by road along the scenic Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle. Journey back in time with our guide, for a tour of New Zealand’s only castle built in 1871. Learn the scandalous, exciting and tragic history of Larnach Castle, see the magnificent carved ceilings, antiques and craftsmanship.
You will then join the wildlife cruise with unrivalled viewing of the exciting diversity of wildlife which abounds around Taiaroa Head on the Otago Peninsula including the only mainland nesting place for Northern Royal Albatross in the world. You will also see New Zealand Fur Seals, rarely seen ocean birds, including other species of albatross; you may also see penguins, dolphins, sea lions and other marine mammals in their natural environment.
Then on to a guided tour of the Yellow Eyed Penguin Reserve to see the rarest penguin in the world found only on the south east coast of New Zealand. While in the reserve your guide will lead you on foot through a unique system of covered trenches into viewing hides. Allowing access to the living areas and breeding grounds of this shy penguin, which provides the opportunity to witness and photograph undisturbed activity at close range. Medium fitness is required on this tour.
To conclude your tour by returning to Dunedin by road travelling along the scenic Otago Peninsula. You will enjoy spectacular harbour and ocean views throughout the journey.
9.00 Collected from your Dunedin Hotel / Motel accommodation.
10.00 Arrive Larnach Castle
12.00 One hour wildlife cruise
13.15 Transfer to The Yellow Eyed Penguin Reserve
14.15 Conclude your tour by returning to Dunedin by road.
15.30 Returned to your Dunedin accommodation.