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The Royal Albatross Centre, Dunedin
(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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  • Such a unique opportunity, to visit a mainland royal albatross colony. Plenty of time to watch, but chose your season - some times of the year are better for eggs, chicks, flying lessons. Last year th...  more »
  • We did the evening penguin tour which was amazing. The staff are so passionate about what they do and really care about conservation and the wildlife. They had so much intetesting information to share...  more »
  • We went to the Royal Albatross Centre to see the albatross and blue penguins, and we were not disappointed. after a briefing (which you need to listen to) there is a hike up the hill to the viewing ce...  more »