Albatross Cruise & Natures Wonders

Albatross Cruise & Natures Wonders

4.5 hours | Dunedin (Port Chalmers) | P C 3 - 2 5 0
Average Guest Rating
$ 279.95
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Points of Interest

  • Otago Harbour & Peninsula
Moderate activity

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Climb aboard the custom-built Albatross Express catamaran for views of the wildlife that make the Otago Peninsula their home. From Otago Harbour you'll cruise past the Aramoana sand spit, the Mole and Taiaroa Head with its historic lighthouse. Upon docking at Weller's Rock, you'll board a bus bound for Natures Wonders, a private working sheep farm owned by the Reid family whose self-funded conservation efforts are protecting penguins, fur seals and other wildlife. Here, you'll board the Argo, an 8-wheel-drive vehicle, for a scenic off-road journey to view some of the Otago Peninsula's most spectacular wildlife inhabitants. Highlights include seeing the New Zealand fur seals that live on the rocks, and the sea lions that are naturally sand dwellers. Blue penguins in their burrows are also a common sight on this tour. Half way through the tour, the groups will switch over and continue the tour via 4WD coaster bus. Please note wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.

Special Notes:

The Argo ride carries six guests and the approximately 15-minute ride is across open countryside, involving some steep and bumpy off-road driving. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed.


Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Shuttle from wharf to back beach

Transport type: Mini Bus
Travel time: 00:10

Albatross Express Cruise

Time at site: 00:45

Transfer from Wellers Rock to Natures Wonders

Travel time: 00:20

Natures Wonders Argo

Time at site: 02:00

Transfer from Natures Wonders to Wellers Rock

Travel time: 00:20

Albatross Express Cruise to Back Beach

Time at site: 00:45

Shuttle from Back Beach to Wharf

Travel time: 00:10