The Otago Peninsula Full Day Wildlife Tour Incl Lunch


Fully discover the wildlife capital of New Zealand, brimming with natural heritage and fascinating history on an insightful full day tour with our expert guides...


  • Explore Dunedin's flora and fauna and see amazing wildlife in their natural habitat!
  • Learn about Dunedin's wildlife from expert guides with 30 years conservation experience
  • Discover fascinating Māori and European history behind natural landscapes and locations
  • Take a boat cruise around Pukekura/Taiaroa Head and other wildlife viewing sites
  • Visit fascinating areas of geological and botanical interest
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch in a lush slice of natural forest

Broaden your horizons as you fully discover the "jewel" of the Dunedin crown, Otago Peninsula, by way of a fun and insightful full day tour with our expert guides.

We'll start by seeing some of the finer historic buildings in Dunedin before heading to The Peninsula to visit some highly productive ecosystems. You'll enjoy a tasty lunch in a lush forest environment before we cruise on a boat around a nature reserve known for its various seabirds - make sure you look out for fur seals, sea lions and possibly little penguin!

Our expert guides have 30 years of conservation experience working with albatross, penguins, cormorants, seals and sea lions making them well equipped to enlighten you on the wildlife, natural flora and fauna in the various locations that we visit.

The natural landscapes will come to life by way of interesting stories shared by our guide, of Te Arawa and Ngāti Porou descent, who has a wealth of cultural insight regarding the Māori and European history.

More than just sightseeing expedition, this tour gives you the whole package bringing Dunedin’s unique wildlife, coastal character and history to life.

Departure: Dunedin I-Site, 50 The Octagon, Dunedin.

Pick-up and drop-off: Available from 20+ central city accommodations. Please contact the operator directly after booking to arrange.

Per person $260.00

What's included

  • Expert conservation guides
  • Return transportation including Pick-Up and Drop-Off
  • Lunch, snacks and hot drinks


  • Allow approximately 8 hours duration for the whole experience


  • While we endeavour to show you many animals along the way, they might have different ideas! We cannot guarantee seeing all species.
  • Medium level of fitness required, 30-45 minute walks included. Suitable for persons 10 years and older only.

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benp from United States wrote on 03 March 2019

Highly recommend

Lyndon was an excellent tour guide, weaving together Maori culture, New Zealand history, and great personality while showing us wildlife and plant life. We were able to see fur seals, penguins, albatross, dolphins, many other bird species, and learn about some important plants. I would highly recommend this tour!

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Selena from New Zealand wrote on 16 February 2019

Super boys

Both boys are super nice. They made us a wonderful and memorable holiday experience in Dunedin. The picnic lunch is also a nightlight. Highly recommend to everyone!

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From The Otago Peninsula Full Day Wildlife Tour Incl Lunch

Kia ora Selena, Thank you so much for your fantastic review. We loved showing your family around Dunedin and the Peninsula. Your boys were a lot of fun for both James and Lyndon. Hope to see you back this way again someday, The Horizon Tours Whanau, (family)

Josephine Otto from Germany wrote on 26 November 2019


Dieser Tagesausflug war dank beider Guides der perfekte Mix aus Kultur, Pflanzenkunde und Tierbeobachtung. Das liebevoll hergerichtete Picknick an der Wald Lichtung schmeckte hervorragend. Überrascht wurde ich zudem mit Cupecakes zum Geburtstag.

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From The Otago Peninsula Full Day Wildlife Tour Incl Lunch

Kia ora Josephine, Thank you so much for your review. The guys had a great time with you out on tour, and what a beautiful day it was! We loved sharing your birthday with you. Travel safe, and hope to see you again one day, The Horizon Tours Whanau, (family)


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