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Sightseeing Tour in Otago Peninsula

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Key Highlights

  • This tour offers the best of Otago Peninsula and its incredible wildlife
  • See New Zealand's most picturesque harbor and peninsula
  • Stunning scenery and plenty of photography opportunities
  • Enjoy the pick-up and drop facilities to your centrally located Queenstown hotel
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    3 - 5½ hours

    Start time

    Start time: Peninsula Cruise:
    01 Apr - 30 Sep: 1300h (01:00pm) & 1430h (02:30pm)
    01 Oct - 31 Mar: 0900h (09:00am) & 1530h (03:30pm)
    Peninsula Cruise including Yellow Eyed Penguin Reserve:
    01 Apr - 30 Sep: 1300h (01:00pm)
    01 Oct - 31 Mar: 0900h (09:00am) & 1330h (01:30pm)
    Duration: Peninsula Cruise: 3 hours
    Peninsula Cruise including Yellow Eyed Penguin Reserve: 5½ hours

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Dunedin. (We would require your hotel details in order to arrange your pick up. If you do not have this information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Dunedin

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Combine a scenic wilderness cruise and a bus tour on this exploration of the Otago Peninsula.

    The Otago Peninsula, stretching along the southern edge of Otago Harbour is an easy drive from central Dunedin. Home to some of the rarest wildlife in the world, it is characterized by lush green pastures, small bays and inlets, sandy beaches, rugged hills and volcanic landforms

    You can enjoy close encounters with the world’s rarest penguin, the Yellow Eye. On the secluded beaches are sea lions and their pups, fur seals, and blue penguins.

    This tour promises a unique experience for nature and wildlife enthusiasts


    You will be picked up from your hotel in Dunedin and taken in an air-conditioned coach for a sightseeing tour of Otago Peninsula. Your tour includes a cruise as well as a scenic bus ride.

    Board your cruise vessel at Otago Harbor and set out on a harbor and Taiaroa Head wildlife cruise. Cruise the length of the beautiful Otago Harbour. The 20 kilometer-long shallow-bottomed fiord is home to an abundance of wildlife such as blue penguins, terns, petrels, fur seals and more. This one-hour cruise offers unrivalled viewing of wildlife in its natural and inaccessible environment.

    Scenic bus tour of Otago Peninsula:
    Continue your tour in an air-conditioned bus and explore the scenic Otago Peninsula with your English-speaking guide.

    After this you have choice of a visit to the Yellow-Eyed Penguin Reserve. This tour last for about 90 minutes.

    Yellow Eyed Penguin Reserve: This Reserve is home to the world’s most endangered penguin - the yellow-eyed penguin. The Yellow Eyed Penguin Reserve is situated near the end of the Otago Peninsula and is five minutes from the Albatross Colony. The reserve has been enormously successful in increasing the number of yellow-eyed penguins.

    At the end of the tour you will be dropped back at your hotel In Dunedin.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
    • Wilderness cruise in the Otago Harbor and Taiaroa Head
    • Scenic bus tour on Otago Peninsula
    • Experienced English-speaking nature guide
    • Entrance fee


    • Meals
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have

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