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Dunedin, New Zealand's oldest city, boasts fine architecture and Scottish heritage, and is the gateway to the famous wildlife preserves and rolling scenery of the Otago Peninsula.


Mercure Hotel


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Centrally located on Princes Street, The Mercure Hotel Dunedin is ideally situated to explore the many sights of the capital of Otago on foot. It just a short walk to the Octagon, Casino, Speights Brewery and the city's dynamic shopping district, as well as some of the best preserved Edwardian and Victorian buildings in the Southern Hemisphere.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Tour Desk

From £36 per person per night


Dunedin Tours & Excursions


Peninsula Encounters Tour with Albatross

Excursion (6hrs)

Peninsula Encounters

This multi-award winning, scheduled, daily, 'small group' tour departs from Dunedin city in the mid-afternoon for the Otago Peninsula wildlife 'hotspots'. The tour combines tourism and conservation in a symbiotic relationship and provides absolutely unrivalled viewing of estuarine and marine wildlife. Our knowledgeable guides will inform you of activity being viewed and visit places where the best possible viewing of Hooker's Sea lions, Yellow-eyed Penguins, Blue Penguins, a breeding colony of New Zealand Fur Seals and Royal Albatross can be had. A further 25-30 other estuarine and marine bird species are seen during the experience. Close up unobtrusive viewing from beach locations and strategically placed observation hides is guaranteed.

If you want to see the world's biggest sea bird close-up, then this is as good as it gets. A unique opportunity to watch these magnificent birds on their nesting area at Taiaroa Head. Your tour guide will deliver you to the Royal Albatross centre to join the one hour tour, before rejoining with your Elm Wildlife tour guide for the remainder of our half day tour. This tour inclusion is a must for the Albatross enthusiast.

NOTE: Not available during the Albatross nest building period from 16th September to 24th November each year.

Departs: Daily. Pickup/drop-off from Dunedin hotels.

From £57 per person