Monarch Wildlife Cruises & Tours

Join this 3-time Tourism Award winning company to experience unrivalled viewing of the diversity of wildlife around New Zealand's most picturesque harbour and peninsula. 

Taiaroa head is the only mainland nesting place for Northern Royal Albatross in the world, home to NZ fur seals, other marine mammals and up to 20 species of ocean birds. 

Each tour is fully guided with informative commentaries, fact sheets, complimentary use of jackets and binoculars. 

Courtesy transfers for half and full day tours from city accommodation.

 

Tour 1 - Wildlife Cruise

  • 1 hour from Wellers Rock, a 45 minute drive from Dunedin.
  • October - mid-April departs 10.30am, 12 noon, 2pm, 3.15 pm & 4.30pm. April - September departs 2.30pm

 

Tour 2P - Harbour Cruise, Peninsula Coach Tour, Penguins

  • Cruise the length of the beautiful Otago Harbour, enjoying the wildlife of spectacular Taiaroa Head, a scenic Otago Peninsula bus tour and a guided land tour of the Yellow Eyed Penguin Reserve.
  • October - mid-April departs 9am & 1.30pm.  April - September departs 1pm.

 

Tour 3 - Full Day Otago Peninsula Package

  • Includes the ful Otago Harbour & Taiaroa Head wildlife cruise, scenic Otago Peninsula bus tour, guided tours of the Royal Albatross Colony, the Yellow Eyed Penguin Reserve & wading bird habitats.
  • Departs 11am all year.

 

Description & Highlights

Join this 3-time Tourism Award winning company to experience unrivalled viewing of the diversity of wildlife around New Zealand's most picturesque harbour and peninsula. 

Taiaroa head is the only mainland nesting place for Northern Royal Albatross in the world, home to NZ fur seals, other marine mammals and up to 20 species of ocean birds. 

Each tour is fully guided with informative commentaries, fact sheets, complimentary use of jackets and binoculars. 

Courtesy transfers for half and full day tours from city accommodation.

 

Tour 1 - Wildlife Cruise

  • 1 hour from Wellers Rock, a 45 minute drive from Dunedin.
  • October - mid-April departs 10.30am, 12 noon, 2pm, 3.15 pm & 4.30pm. April - September departs 2.30pm

 

Tour 2P - Harbour Cruise, Peninsula Coach Tour, Penguins

  • Cruise the length of the beautiful Otago Harbour, enjoying the wildlife of spectacular Taiaroa Head, a scenic Otago Peninsula bus tour and a guided land tour of the Yellow Eyed Penguin Reserve.
  • October - mid-April departs 9am & 1.30pm.  April - September departs 1pm.

 

Tour 3 - Full Day Otago Peninsula Package

  • Includes the ful Otago Harbour & Taiaroa Head wildlife cruise, scenic Otago Peninsula bus tour, guided tours of the Royal Albatross Colony, the Yellow Eyed Penguin Reserve & wading bird habitats.
  • Departs 11am all year.

 

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