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Address: Taiaroa Head, Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 478 1150
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wonderful ! exelent stuff !

Since I was the only one visitore ( mid Feb. 2015) I had a kind of "privet" tour with their all terrain vehicle. The guide showed me and explained they are running this project... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Since I was the only one visitore ( mid Feb. 2015) I had a kind of "privet" tour with their all terrain vehicle. The guide showed me and explained they are running this project for 14 years, helping with conservation of the penguins ,seals and others with no help from anyone. Since I was the only visitore , the guide... More 

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Norfolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Fun, exciting trip in small all-terrain vehicle to visit many native and protected species on the property: Fur seals (and pups - so cute), an elephant bull seal that we were delighted to encounter, albatrosses, yellow-eyed penguins, blue penguins -- exceptionally interesting. The proprietors are doing a lot to help with conservation and preservation efforts on the Otago Peninsula, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

While this preserve tour is well organized, riding the ATVs to the penguin area is ROUGH and dusty. Kids and young adults LOVED the bumpy, tippy ride but I found it extremely uncomfortable. Our first stop was to an area where walruses congregate. This was unexpected and fascinating. We continued to a pretty cove where we learned the penguins inhabit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

They dress you in heavy jackets and then you are loaded in the back of an eight wheel all terrain vehicle called an "Argo". The ride itself can be a little rough as you go bouncing across the headlands and ride up an down steep slopes. Some of our group got mud in their face but a little mud never... More 

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

So awesome to see our native birds and seals in their own environment. Very, very well guided tour and we got a great deal of satisfaction for our money AND awesome photos.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Our family of 4 (2 teenage sons 13 & 16) did this 1 hour tour, which is located on the Otago Peninsula, an hour's drive from Dunedin, if you take the long way down the middle of the Peninsula, past Lanarch Castle. The road became very narrow & winding but the views of the coastline and Pacific Ocean were magnificent.... More 

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We took the tour and rode in 4 wheelers down to the ocean where we saw harbor seals, an elephant seal that was bigger than our vehicle, and two kinds of penguins. Our guide, Perry loves the animals and it shows in his enthusiasm and respect for them. He is a fountain of information and a protector of these animals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Baby penguins, baby seals, a huge elephant seal moulting, an exhilarating and breathtaking all terrain vehicle ride down to the beach, and spectacular views. What's not to like? The guide we had - Mark - was superb. Really recommended

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Cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The all terrain vehicles get you to the wildlife without disturbing it. Situated on private land with views of private beaches where the Penguins are free to roam without fear of human contact. We saw Blue Penguins, Yellow eyed penguins, fur seals and an elephant seal thanks to our very knowledgable guide who could answer all our questions and find... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Recommended by a Airbnb host we visited this sheep farm/nature preserve at the tip of Otago Pen. The owners, Perry and his wife, see to all the guests and give you an experience that no glitzy tour venue ever could. You ride across the sheep pastures in an 8 wheel drive Argo and visit several remote sites. We saw yellow... More 

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