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Journey across the Otago Peninsula over the high road with postcard views of the harbour and coast.
You'll see many different wading birds and shore birds as your mini-bus explores around the inlets and the wetland eco-systems.
The trip continues to Wellers Rock Wharf, for a Monarch Wildlife Cruise. You’ll travel out of the harbour, around Taiaroa Head, and out to sea. Watch as a majestic royal albatross glides across the water and returns to it's breeding colony. Beneath a historic lighthouse is a colony of playful furseals, the skipper will get you nice and close for photos. A short way out to sea and you’ll spot other rare seabirds and maybe a blue penguin or dolphins.
The final stop is at a Yellow-eyed Penguin conservation reserve. Visit the on-site rehab centre before a tour of the reserve. Your guide will take you on trails through native bushland, walking through tunnels and trenches to different viewing hides scattered around the reserve. Watch as the world’s rarest penguin
returns ashore and interacts around their nesting sites. The tour ends with a relaxed drive, following the harbour, back to Dunedin.
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