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The Royal Albatross Centre, Dunedin

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Landmarks, Tourist Spots, Nature & Parks
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3.6/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web
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. A visit to The Royal Albatross Centre represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Dunedin travel itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • This facility includes a free display area that is available any time, informative tours of the albatross centre including a viewing area and the Armstrong disappearing gun - the tours themselves have...  read more »
  • Fabulous experience seeing these amazing birds close up. You don't realise how big they are until then. Great commentary, spectacular scenery, a great experience. 
  • Went on the evening tour to see the Blue penguins. Didn't pre-book and managed to buy tickets that day. Was a magical evening and a brilliant tour, well worth the cost. 
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