Otago Peninsula Yellow Eyed Penguin Reserve

PC3-195 | Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand | See Special Notes

from $159.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:

  • Otago Harbour & Peninsula Otago Harbour & Peninsula

You will see:

Easy

Excursion Length:
Approx. 4.5 hours

Tour Overview

After driving past the port district of Dunedin, head out along the Otago Peninsula--a narrow and hilly stretch of land that shelters Otago Harbour from the Pacific Ocean.

The coastal drive will take you past many small seaside communities, including MacAndrew Bay and Portobello.

At Penguin Place--an award-winning penguin-conservation project--you will have the privilege of entering a protected yellow-eyed penguin nesting area.

A carefully controlled and informative tour begins with a talk about the penguins and their conservation before a guide takes you to the beachside colony where well-camouflaged trenches and hides among the dunes allow excellent proximity to the penguins and great photographic opportunities.

Proceeds from the tour are used to fund the conservation work and a unit that looks after injured penguins.

On your return to Port Chalmers, you'll pass through downtown Dunedin.

Notes Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. Minimum age is 4 years. Not advisable for guests with mobility limitations. There are 90 steps down to the trenches and 90 steps back up to the coach. Some areas of the trenches require participants to bend over to view the penguins.

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Detailed itinerary

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.