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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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Wildlife wonders

Tour over muddy rugged terrain in 4WD open air vehicles. Truly into the pastures and backroads. Beautiful overview of the coastline and inland. Short walk to see fur seals over... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Tour over muddy rugged terrain in 4WD open air vehicles. Truly into the pastures and backroads. Beautiful overview of the coastline and inland. Short walk to see fur seals over a boardwalk path. Jacket and binoculars provided. Take your long camera lens to get pics of yellow eyed penguin (alas, we didn't)

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw an add on the Dunedin guide maps/pamphlets and decided to give it a go - and so glad! We travelled as two adults and one 9 year old. From memory i think this group are not well supported by the Department of Conservation and it's a private funded sanctuary (i think) so any support helps! It's a bumpy ride... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent tour. The owner Perry was driving my vehicle, a real character who is passionate and proud of his beautiful property and so he should be. Totally amazing views! The birds, seals and penguins were a sight to behold. Funny little vehicles used, a challenge to get in and out of for the non flexible but I managed with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Bumped into the owner Perry whilst we were in the north of the north island and thought we'd take him up on his offer to have a look around the Peninsula. It was amazing, friendly folk, cool vehicles, awesome view and insightful information plus we got really up close and personal with the wildlife, seal pups in particular. When we... More 

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Biloela, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

The drive out was stunning!!! We had a late afternoon tour we had a group of 4 adults and 3 children aged 9,10 & 11. We all really enjoyed the tour, the guides where very informative. It's unreal just how close you get to the seals and the penguins. We didn't know what to expect but can honestly say it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I did this tour on our honeymoon in 2005 and it was one of the highlights of our visit to NZ. We loved it so much that we decided to bring our two young children back to share the experience in 2016. Somehow the second time around was even better than the first! Our guide Nick was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

We visited this 11 years ago and went back again as it was awesome, and it has gotten even better. We took our kids this time and they absolutely loved it. We had wild fur seal pups sniffing our legs which was just amazing. We also saw blue penguins up close. The Argo itself was an adventure which thrilled the... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Visiting Dunedin without doing this tour would be a real shame. Our tour guide Perry shows such passion for his slice of paradise, it is very admirable. Our tour included fur seals, penguins, loads of birds and an understanding and appreciation of the of fragile ecosystem on the Otago Peninsula. The ride around on the 8 wheeler was a blast... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

With our fun, passionate and highly dedicated and knowledgeable guide, Perry, we accessed remote parts of the Otago peninsula that most tourists could not. We were greeted by a miriad of wildlife including penguins and seals within reach and the views were to die for. We loved the buggy in which we were transported that allowed us to access all... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

I first went here closer to 15 years ago and loved it! So when I was back in Dunedin recently with people who hadn't been, I made sure we went again. First of all, make sure you book! We drove out without a booking in March (not school holidays) and they had been fully booked with cruise ships visitors. Luckily... More 

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