The Royal Albatross Centre, Dunedin

3.7
#3 of 23 in Parks in Dunedin
Use your visit to the scenic Taiaroa Head to admire the world's most graceful birds at . Just a short drive away from the city of Dunedin, this is the only albatross colony on inhabited mainland in the world. The state-of-the-art visitor center lets you learn about these amazing birds and about the center's preservation work that started in the early 20th century. The indoor viewing area lets you observe the creatures in their natural environment throughout the year without disturbing them. The center also organizes various other tours of the Otago Peninsula, including visits to a little penguin colony and the historical Fort Taiaroa, home of the world's only functional Armstrong disappearing gun. Plan to visit The Royal Albatross Centre and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Dunedin attractions using our Dunedin road trip planning site .
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  • Lovely setting on the coast. Highly recommend going in the afternoon and relax and enjoy a cup of tea in their tea shop where you can also watch the birds soar.  more »
  • Already from the parking lot of the Center, one can observe the Royal albatross in flight with some luck. It is advisable to take a guided tour but. Explains a great deal about these giant birds and they can be observed by a hide out on their nesting grounds. The proceeds from the tour is the protection of albatrosses.
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  • Dozens of Albatrosses at off, flying and landing, to a competent and informative guide, an unforgettable experience.
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