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Otago Peninsula Wildlife Day Tour provided by Horizon Tours

Otago Peninsula Wildlife Day Tour

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Overview
See spectacular marine wildlife, learn from a conservation expert, discover intriguing Māori history, and explore the geological and biological diversity of our Otago Peninsula. Join us to discover some of the iconic Otago Peninsula's wildlife residents; albatross, penguins, seals and sea lions, all call this place home. Our guide, Lyndon, comes with 30 years of hands-on species management in his previous role as a conservation ranger. Likewise, James has a passion for sharing in-depth knowledge, particularly in regard to his Māori heritage, a fascinating culture that is often overshadowed by Dunedin’s more recent European history. Tour highlights include a boat cruise around Pukekura/Taiaroa Head and other wildlife viewing sites. During our trip we learn more about the people of this place, both Māori and European. There is no better introduction to this Southern City than a tour with Horizon Tours.
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  • 1
    Otago Peninsula
    Stop: 25 minutes -
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  • 2
    Hooper's Inlet Shed
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 3
    Allans Beach
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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Duration
8h
Inclusions
  • Light Lunch
  • Water
  • Tea or Coffee
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • While we endeavour to show you many animals along the way, they might have different ideas! We cannot guarantee seeing all species.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear closed-toed footwear and comfortable clothing
  • Dunedin is often windy and sometimes a wet city, we operate in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Lunch, snacks, tea and coffee are provided on this tour
  • Medium level of fitness required, 30-45 minute walks included.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Wally H wrote a review Nov. 2019
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What a fantastic day. Lyndon & James were great tour guides. Their knowledge of the local history was impressive. I learnt lots. Great lunch in a nice bush setting. The boat trip was my highlight. The seabirds we saw were too many to list and seeing the Hector dolphins playing
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from Kylie R, Owner at Otago Peninsula Wildlife Day Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Kia ora Apteryx1, Thank you so much for your review. It is always a blessed day when the dolphins come out to say hello! Nga mihi, The Horizon Tours Whanau, (family)
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Nareen B wrote a review Nov. 2019
8 contributions1 helpful vote
Thoroughly enjoyable day out with Lyndon, Horizon Tours, whose wide range of knowledge on both conservation and cultural issues provided interesting facts and anecdotes. Managed to fit a lot in the day, which flowed seamlessly from historical information to birdlife, wildlife,
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Response from Kylie R, Owner at Otago Peninsula Wildlife Day Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Kia ora Nareenb, Thank you so much for your review. It was fantastic to have you and your group out with us, and what a day it was! The weather was definitely showing off. Hope your cruise south is a pleasant one! Nga mihi, The Horizon Tours Whanau, (family)
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Anna66 wrote a review Nov. 2019
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Thank you to Lyndon and Horizon Tours for an exceptional day trip to the spectacular Otago Peninsula. A terrific combination of beautiful scenery, stunning wildlife and an interesting historical background of the area. Lyndon is incredibly knowledgable care of his 30 years in
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from Kylie R, Owner at Otago Peninsula Wildlife Day Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Kia ora Anna, Thank you so much for you review! It was a beautiful day here in Dunedin, so I am glad you and your group were able to make the most of it on the Peninsula. Lyndon had a great time too! Travel safe as you head south, and all the best! Nga mihi, The Horizon Tours Whanau, (family)
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HelenR wrote a review Nov. 2019
3 contributions2 helpful votes
Lyndon took us on a really lovely day tour covering inlet birds, forest, Maori culture, beautiful scenery, bird cliffs and a boat trip to the end of the peninsula. We had a light but perfect lunch in the Forrest. Other than getting a little queasy on the boat it was a charming
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from Kylie R, Owner at Otago Peninsula Wildlife Day Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Kia ora Lot984, Thank you so much for your review. It was a beautiful day for your tour, are we hope you enjoy your trip south! Nga mihi, The Horizon Tours Whanau, (family)
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Kathleen E wrote a review Nov. 2019
8 contributions1 helpful vote
Even though I'm a local I still learned some things I never knew, went some places I've never gone, and had a thoroughly enjoyable day of it. In addition, James introduced us to some Maori customs and legends that were completely new to me and added depth to Lyndon's generous
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from Kylie R, Owner at Otago Peninsula Wildlife Day Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Kia ora 444kathleene, Thank you so much for your review. We love it when we take out locals and show them something they haven't seen before. Glad you enjoyed the hector's dolphins... we booked them in especially! Nga mihi, The Horizon Tours Whanau, (family)
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  • Duration: 8h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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