The Royal Albatross Centre, Dunedin

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#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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  • I couldn't have been more impressed by this tour! The weather was rainy and windy and grim and so my expectations were low but we gave it a go anyway. What a spectacle! There were a bunch of juveniles...  more »
  • Oamaru i-site and went to look. Albatross close how observation can be as shed is built, many children and their parents out interesting. Also underneath look at penguins return to nest at night and was impressed.
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  • Went here and n a very busy day, full of coach tours. Fantastic facility. Helpful staff, a great cafe and info centre and wonderful views. The albatrosses themselves were hard to get good photo opport...  more »
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