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Natures Wonders Naturally

Address: Taiaroa Head, Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 478 1150
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Ranked #9 of 38 Attractions in Dunedin
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: No street/mailing address available on Web site.
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: No street/mailing address available on Web site.
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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Many wildlife expeditions,in my experience,are fairly hit or miss- but not this one. It's truly the real deal, with nothing whatever contrived or pretentious. It is also reassuring to know that the owner intends to keep it so.

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We loved Natures Wonders, we went not knowing anything about the tour and fell in love with the property and consercation efforts! We saw baby penguins and seals in the wild upclose. We got to ride the 8 wheel Argo driven by Luke. And even met and chatted with the owner Perry who was so passionate about his conservation work!

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Though I have lived in Dunedin for many years this is the first time I have visited Natures Wonders. My wife and I took a visitor from Ireland. This is quite an adventure and, of course, because you are visiting the wildlife of the Otago Peninsula you can only see wild creatures; quite properly, no attempt is made to interfere... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Its not only a great wildlife experience but the property and restaurant offers some of the best views in Dunedin (and the world). Perry the host is like NZ's version of Crocodile Dundee and if you are lucky enough to have him you will leave wanting to change the world! Awesome upclose experience to seals and penguins and love travelling... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We were disappointed. The overall tone of the attraction seemed to be very commercial. The Argo ride was very bumpy with clouds of dust billowing onto the passengers. By the time we returned to the gift shop we had a thin layer of fine dust from head to toe. We saw no penguins other than a mother and two chicks... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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124 reviews 124 reviews
56 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This tour on an Argo got us out to the fur seals and yellow eyed penguin viewing areas. This was our first experience on land in New Zealand and it was a excellent start. You are on a private sheep ranch here. So nice of the owners to share the sights. Our driver was great.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Turned up when the owners had gone off for a day's fishing and the three staff who were there really made us (my wife and a Japanese couple) feel welcome. Enjoyable, entertaining and informative. Some great insights into the penguins and local outlook. Great people. The Japanese couple left with beaming smiles...mirroring ours!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

An exciting tour in off road vehicles. The owner Perry is obviously passionate about what he does as well as very knowledgable about the wildlife on his farm. We got to see all manner of wildlife up close including seal pups, little blue penguins, sea birds nesting on cliffs. Great views down the Otago Harbour. I would thoroughly recommend this... More 

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singapore
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Myself and my husband were intrigued by what we could see when we booked our tickets. The experience has been fantastic and we were in the same automobile with the owner Perry who showed every indication of someone who loves what he does and could also been felt or seen as someone who has a strong opinion... Either way, we... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My family went on this ecotour. By definition it is not an ecotour as you go to see seals and penguins on an Argo with 20 other people. Ecotours are supposed to be small on maybe with no more than five people and you are not supposed to be right In the face of wildlife. That's not my complaint however.... More 

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