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Personalized Tour of Dunedin
"Dunedin has much to offer in the way of wildlife and historic buildings. In the city itself we have excellent Edwardian and Victorian architecture including the historic train station and Otago University. The Botanic Gardens Otago museum and the Early Settlers museum are also worth a visit at no cost. There are also some excellent spots for photo opportunities of the entire city.Only one hour north of Dunedin is the amazing Moeraki boulders and a nearby seal and sea lion Natures Wonders and Penguin Place each of which offer guided tours. On the way we have amazing scenery between our typical New Zealand hilly sheep country and the Pacific Ocean. You can also visit the historic homestead of Olveston or enjoy the Cadbury C if any attractions are wanting to be visited the clients pays for the ticket locally and it isn't included in the price.""""Our 4 hour personalized tours of Dunedin for small groups of a maximum of 4 people give you the best way to see Dunedin. Tours can include wildlife historic buildings
From NZD300.00
 
Mount Cook to Queenstown Tour
"Journey deep into the Southern Alps on a half day sightseeing tour from Mount Cook to Queenstown.Set off to Queenstown in a luxury coach enjoying the commentary from your local driver guide as you travel south. Travel through rugged high country landscape of the Mackenzie Basin. Skirting the shores of Lake Dunstan your tour crosses the Lindis Pass into Omarama for afternoon tea (own expense).Relax as you take in the spectacular scenery that changes from rugged ranges and mirror lakes to the winding Kawarau River Gorge before emerging into the lush green farmland surrounding your destination of Queenstown where you will be transferred to your hotel.""""Be mesmerised by the alpine surroundings of the truly unique region of New Zealand's South Island as you leave Mount Cook on a one-way tour to Queenstown. Depart Mount Cook village in the afternoon and travel down the western side of Lake Pukaki
From NZD181.00
 
Mount Cook to Wanaka Tour
"Stop for a short afternoon tea break in the farming community of Omarama before beginning the ascent over the Lindis Pass into the historical gold mining region of Central Otago. On your arrival at the small town of Tarras transfer to a shuttle service which will take you on the last leg of your journey to picturesque Wanaka located on the southern shores of Lake Wanaka where you will be transferred to your hotel.""""In the afternoon depart the Mount Cook village and travel down the western side of Lake Pukaki at the foot of New Zealand's tallest mountain
From NZD209.00

Blue Penguin Colony Tips (7)

Visit the Blue Penguin Colony

A big blue penguin colony settled down in Oamaru, giving you a unique opportunity to observe these little lovely animals from very close. Penguins are used to come back from the seaside in the...
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BurgerQueen
Nov 09, 2012

Penguin Night- Be captivated by Nature

Visit Oamaru for a Penguin evening in the Blue Penguin Colony. Those penguins nest in town close to the harbour. There is a little Blue Penguin Reserve/Visitor Centre. You pay about 8$ entrance. Go...
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iammon
Mar 23, 2008

Blue Penguin Colony

The visitors centre to the colony is 5 minutes from town. The colony is a conservation area, so you'll have to pay a fee to get in. Before the penguins come to shore, you'll get some information. It's...
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didgeridorien
Apr 19, 2006

Blue Penquins

Most nights the blue penquins from Oamaru return home to their burrows. For a small charge there is a hide where you can watch the action at dusk.Unfortunately when we were there there was a heavy sea...
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stevezero
Apr 16, 2005

Blue Penguin

The smallest penguin Blue penguins are the smallest of the world's 17 species of penguin. Standing just 25cm high and weighing 1kg, they can be found around the coast of NZ and in Southern Australia. ...
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TomorrowsAngel
Aug 15, 2003

Gathering up...

Blue (or Fairy) Penguins are more common than the yellow eyed ones. Also, they come back from the daily fishing expeditions later, 9 or 10 o'clock at night.Oamaru has built a big grand stand and now...
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kenmerk
May 28, 2003

... and Heading for Home...

... and then watch as they waddle off single file to their nests in the rocks... Quite the Spectacle...
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kenmerk
May 28, 2003
 
 
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Things to Do Near Blue Penguin Colony

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Moeraki Boulders

The coast and specially the boulders make a very nice day trip (or if you are on the way from/to Dundin a great stopping place) out of Oamaru (SH1, 30 km south of Oamaru). The little fishing village...
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