Trip Planner:   South Pacific  /  New Zealand  /  South Island  /  Otago Region  /  Dunedin  /  Wildlife Areas  /  The Royal Albatross Centre
The Royal Albatross Centre, Dunedin
(3.6/5 based on 1,100+ 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.
Create a full Dunedin itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Dunedin

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Dunedin by other users

9 days in South Island BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in New Zealand & Melbourne BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES April, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND March, kids, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in South Island BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in South Island BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in South Island BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM RUSSIA April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM INDIA April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM CANADA October, outdoors, historic sites, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 12 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM INDIA March, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We paid 50NZD each to go around the viewing area to see the albatross. We had some good info and watched a film with some history of the arrival and life of the albatross. Unfortunately we didn't get ...  more »
  • Interesting visitor centre, plenty of displays and museum style stories. Also tremendous views from the viewing areas 
  • Our visit to The Royal Albatross Centre was enlightening and the ability to watch the Albatross soaring and sailing in the high wind from a tower inside with floor to ceiling windows was such a wonder...  more »