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Natures Wonders Naturally

Taiaroa Head, Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, New Zealand
+64 3 478 1150
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Ranked #11 of 38 attractions in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: No street/mailing address available on Web site.
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139 reviews 139 reviews
58 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

we arrived on the farm to be greeted by the familywho own and run the cafe, farm and eco tour. We were ushered into the cafe ( through the gift shop). From there we were escorted to the shearing shed where we were given a demonstration of shearing, and an explaination of the wonders of natural fibres. Yes there is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

An informative and adventurous ride into the habitat of the seals and penguins of the Otago Penninsula. Happened on to this experience when we drove out to the Albatross Center but it was closed and so we continued up the hill. Came back a little bit muddy but with big smiles. Also like the ecotourism practiced by this company.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We drove out to the end of the Otago Peninsula in cold, driving rain - go to the signposted Albatross viewing area and noticed it didn't open for another 30 mins, so we carried on driving up and up, not sure where we were going. Imagine our surprise (no we hadn't done our homework) when at the top was a... More

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We enjoyed our trip with Nature's Wonders. The ride in the all terrain Argo was fun but probably not suitable if you had bad back or mobility problems. I did shut my eyes sometimes when we were going down particularly steep inclines! As mentioned in a previous review, it is very dusty and although you are given large jackets to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We saw an article about Natures Wonders when departing Australia on way to Nz - driving around this property in an 8 wheeler was an experience the guides were informative and the wildlife in this sanctuary are well protected- it was a very special experience.

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Houston, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

The long drive our and back were worth it to see the seals and a couple of tiny penguins (only saw 2 of those) IF and only IF you are an animal lover. The scenery was breath taking and the little 5 man all terrain vehicles were fun. The owner has a real passion for what he does and it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Excellent views at first, and amazing wild life observation points afterwards. Very reasonable price. Highly recommended.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We booked a shore excursion of Dunedin city highlights, Larnach castle with a different tour operator, and Nature Wonders (penguins and seals encounter) was part of our excursion. Please beware, this tour is not for everybody (both of our passengers with walker and 95 year old went with it, and returned safely back :-) But... they had special care: drove... More

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Otaki, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Originally we went up to have a coffee at the cafe and to take photos of the area. We were asked if we wanted to go on the next trip which didn't really interest me as I said I preferred to get close-up photos. I was assured I could get up to 1 metre of penguin chicks and baby seals... More

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We visited Natures Wonders as part of our day with Awesome tours. What a great time! The ride on the 8 wheelers was such fun. We enjoyed a good look at the fur seals and their pups and then rode to a beautiful beach to penguin watch. Unfortunately we didn't spot the elusive yellow-eyed penguin, but we were able to... More

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