The Royal Tour

Enjoy a scenic Otago Peninsula tour by bus seeing various species of wading birds in their natural habitats. Experience a guided tour at the Royal Albatross Centre, viewing the majestic Royal Albatross from an observatory in their natural environment. Take a guided land 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. A short bus trip over the farm takes the small groups to the reserve. 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. You will have the opportunity to witness and photograph undisturbed activity at close range! Continue your tour to the tip of the Otago Peninsula for a One Hour Wildlife Cruise aboard the M.V.Monarch to see what cannot be seen from the land including Albatross, New Zealand Fur Seals and up to 20 species of bird and marine life in their undisturbed and otherwise inaccessible environment. Learn the fascinating history and geology of the area. Cruise the length of the beautiful Otago Harbour, passing by the historic fishing village of Careys Bay and the working port of Port Chalmers.