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The Royal Albatross Centre, Dunedin

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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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  • I visited with a tour group from the Celebrity Solstice cruise ship. It was one of a number of attractions built into our shore excursions. I didn't know what to expect but was more than pleasantly su...  more »
  • What a fantastic drive! This place is well worth the drive just to see the beautiful peninsula and the scenery along the way. The information is very educational and well done. It is a long slow drive...  more »
  • We did get to see albatross soaring above us and we got to see young ones with their mothers...the windows of the viewing area were clean and easy to see through however the birds were father away tha...  more »