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Address: Taiaroa Head, Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 478 1150
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Wildlife in the wild!

This was an excellent and exhilarating excursion. Numerous fur seals were observed as close as possible; penguins and chicks from a distant hidden observation tunnel. The Argo... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Popped up here for breakfast and coffee as Albatross place not open when we arrived. Coffee was good but toasted sandwich very average - had used the heel ends of bread loaf - have never come across this anywhere before, filling wasn't flash either

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This was an excellent and exhilarating excursion. Numerous fur seals were observed as close as possible; penguins and chicks from a distant hidden observation tunnel. The Argo ride and access is strenuous -our wheelchair traveler wisely skipped. The walk to see the penguins is very steep and rocky - even for physically fit.

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south wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A group of cruise passengers booked this tour through the tourist office at Dunedin. We were promptly picked up and set off on a very scenic tour. Eventually arrived at Taiaroa Head where we were told that we were going on a nature "drive." thought this was an extra which we would have to pay for, delighted to find out... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is a working farm at the end of the Otago peninsula. We went as a group of 3 adults and 5 children. The ride in the 8 wheel vehicle was exhilarating and definitely not for the faint hearted. They give you big raincoats to wear but make sure you wear clothes that you don't mind getting covered in dust... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Went with no expectations of this tour and was blown away with three knowledge of our guide and the work the team has put into the property and the conservation of the animaals on site. Highly recommend this tour to anyone. Keep up the great work team.

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CALIFORNIA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We visited Natures Wonders on a full day tour from a cruise ship. We had a lot of fun on the Argo 8 wheeled vehicles and enjoyed the new seal pups and yellow-eyed penguins.

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Penang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

It is a working farm, which happens to include a seal colony and a penguin one. So they take you along on an 8-wheeled vehicle: you get great views of the tip of the peninsula, and you watch seal and penguins from carefully constructed hideouts.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Am writing this on behalf of a friend. Took 2 elderly relatives of 85 on this trip who are locals and asked if they could sit in the front of the argonaut as there was space and would be less bumpy for them. The guide refused and put the much younger American tourists inside. The rest of us had to... More 

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Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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

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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