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Dunedin Otago Peninsula and Yellow-Eyed Penguins Excursion Reviews

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Peninsula tours focus on penguin conservation and close-up observation from a system of hides and trenches.

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1 review

Redeemed tours on ship. Akaroa was next and is not on your list (probably have Christchurch). Wine and Cheese/Sheep Shearing. 5 will be a 5+ when leaving from Christchurch and not such a winding, long bus ride (Got car sick Dunedin and Akaroa.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises


1 review

Dunedin was a great port call; but the ship actually uses Port Chalmers, then guests are transported into Dunedin and other venues for Dunedin. The staff who conduct tours to see Yellow-eyed Penguins, were all very helpful and gave a lot of good information about the penguins and their habits. They are amazing animals. This excursion will also allow the passengers to visit the local train depot and other city sights.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International


1 review

We hired a car and had a wonderful day driving round the Otago Peninsula - you need to get out and get onto the beaches - spectacular scenery, sea lions on the beach,sadly no penguins.

Provider: Independent Operator


4 reviews

Dunedin, New Zealand-----We took the “Otago Penguin and Dunedin Panorama Experience” ships tour 5 hours. It starts with a drive thru the city while pointing out various places of interest, and then stops at the Botanical Gardens for a bathroom break and an opportunity to walk thru the gardens which are beautiful. The highlight of this tour was the Yellow Eyed Penguin Reserve. We were able to walk down to a bunker that was on the same level as the Penguin’s habitat. One caveat is that you descend down a winding path, but, you ascend up 85 steps which might be a challenge for some.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

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