Local Connections - Nature's Wonders

Local Connections - Nature's Wonders

4 hours | Dunedin (Port Chalmers) | P C 3 - 4 6 0
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$ 174.95
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Min. age: 2 years (See special notes)


Points of Interest

  • Otago Harbour & Peninsula
Moderate activity

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

Outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers will relish this journey to view Otago Peninsula. Renowned as the "Wildlife Capital of New Zealand," the peninsula is home to seals, sea lions, the rare yellow-eyed penguin, and the world's only mainland breeding colony of royal albatross. From Port Chalmers, you'll drive for approximately 90 minutes along the shores of Otago Harbor and Sawyers Bay to Dunedin, continuing on to the Otago Peninsula and along the coastline to Taiaroa Head. Here, you'll board an 8-wheel-drive vehicle, known as an Argo, for a scenic off-road journey to view some of the Peninsula's most spectacular wildlife inhabitants. Enjoy the thrill of the ride on the Argo but be prepared for a steep and bumpy off-road driving experience. Although not guaranteed, wildlife sightings are likely. Highlights include seeing the New Zealand fur seals that live on the rocks and the sea lions that are naturally sand dwellers.

Special Notes:

Please note the drive from Port Chalmers to Nature's Wonders is approximately 90 minutes each way. Tour may vary. The tour at Natures Wonders is one way by Argo and one way by minibus. The Argo ride is across open countryside, involving some steep and bumpy off-road driving. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. Minimum age restriction of 2 years. Not suitable for guests with back problems.


Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

shipside to Natures Wonders

Transport type: Motorcoach
Travel time: 01:15

Natures Wonders

Transport type: Four-wheel drive vehicle
Time at site: 01:30

Natures Wonders to shipside

Transport type: Motorcoach
Travel time: 01:15