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Natures Wonders Naturally

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Address: Taiaroa Head, Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 478 1150
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We toured this piece of paradise in a 4 wheel jeep driven by the sanctuary's owner Perry. The scenery was breath taking even on a rainy day. We drove up to the cliff and saw... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Qadishadoc
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Windsor, Canada

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Otley West Yorkshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived and hadn't been there more than a couple of minutes when we were verbally abused by an idiot who works there, Perry. This was one of 2 occasions we got this treatment from this odious individual, the second time was half way through the tour. We were in two minds if we should go on the tour but... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured this piece of paradise in a 4 wheel jeep driven by the sanctuary's owner Perry. The scenery was breath taking even on a rainy day. We drove up to the cliff and saw dozens of seals in their natural rocky seaside habitat. I was anxious to see penguins but was shown one baby penguin tucked away in a... More 

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Thank Qadishadoc
United States
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212 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a rough ride to see seals, we then ventured on to see penguins. Climbing down a steep path which was covered by manmade structure, there was a "blue penguin" peering through a square cut in the structure. It did not move and the guide would not allow it to be photographed. We doubt it was real. There also was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Natures Wonders as part of a day tour through another company. Natures Wonders was the absolute highlight of the day for our family (2 adults, 16yo and 11yo). The staff at Natures Wonders were friendly, courteous and welcoming. Yes, the tour involves riding in an 8 wheel all terrain vehicle which was an complete hoot. My son and... More 

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Porirua, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Keep driving until the road ends and there you will be treated to a 8wd adventure. Beware, you need to hold on for grim death as there are bumps galore here, not for the faint hearted. I chose this company as they promised we would see the yellow eyed penguin and we certainly did. The plus was the other wild... More 

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Thank walkingholiday
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ride was thrilling, in an 8 wheeler off-road vehicle, and our guide was informative and funny! The whole family loved this. Also the views and nature were downright spectacular, and completely natural and untouched! You get the sense that you're as close as possible to nature without disturbing the animals. I would highly recommend this to any visitors to... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

About an hour's drive out of Dunedin (we went with a group so don't know how easy it is to get there if you don't have a car) to this sanctuary that one family has bought and runs to save the blue eyed penguins. You'll get in a vehicle designed originally for the moon which is very agile. It is... More 

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Prudenville, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As nature lovers, we thoroughly enjoyed our excursion! The ride is up and down a hillside and is quite bumpy, but we felt safe and in good hands with our guide. We saw fur seals within two feet of us and both yellow-eyed and blue penguins. Our guide was very knowledgeable and considerate of our wishes. It was a cold,... More 

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Hawick, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent tour of the peninsula headland to see seals, cormorants and blue eyed penguins. Very enthusiastic tour guides, very informative and we were lucky enough to see a yellow eyed penguin strolling up the beach.

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Hervey Bay
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very rough, and incredibly dusty. You will be choking on dust the whole way and nearly ripping your arms out of their sockets as you hang on for dear life on the very steep track. The whole thing is very rushed and certainly not worth the money. Only saw one yellow eyed penguin in the far distance for a very... More 

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