Costal Otago & Southland

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Natures Wonders Naturally

The Penguin Beach Experience
A must do while in Dunedin


The Penguin Beach Experience & The Sheep Shed Combo...
A must do for the whole family while in Dunedin.
Gates open at 10am with tours operating throughout the day.
Bookings recommended to avoid disappointment.
Natures Wonders is a Reid family conservation effort.

The Otago Peninsula headland is arguably the most precious wildlife habitat in New Zealand and the farm owned by the Reid family is right on the forefront of this headland.
Here amongst truly spectacular scenery, significant breeding colonies of wildlife including the world’s rarest penguins, the yellow-eyed, the little blue penguins, the New Zealand fur seals, sea lions and a large variety of birdlife all live in harmony. Natures Wonders is also a yellow eyed penguin sanctuary.

Wildlife Tour
Travel on an 8 wheel drive all terrain vehicle for an exhilarating cross country tour,
taking in panoramic views of the peninsula and rugged coast. See spectacular wildlife, cormorants and little blue penguins during nesting season. Fur seals, and the world’s rarest penguin - the yellow eyed.
Our tours begin from 10.15am daily and run at regular intervals throughout the day, until one hour before dusk in all weather. Tour times can vary and are subject to availability, so booking is advisable. The tour duration is one hour and visitors must report 30 minutes prior to departure. Group minimum is 2.

The Sheep Shed
From the moment you enter the sheep shed you know: ‘this is the real deal’!
Take in the energy and excitement of the sheep being mustered in from the paddocks by the dogs. Watch an experienced shearer skillfully remove the fleece and inspect the fleece as its cleaned and compacted ready for sale. Learn about the unique qualities and types of wool and what they are manufactured into. Contact us for tour times. The tour duration is 45 minutes.

A view to dine for, either inside or out.
Open 7 days from 10am. Fully licensed. Sample real New Zealand foods: sandwiches, panini’s, burgers, chips, light meals, salads, cakes. Conference facilities available with all amenities.

Cameras are a must but flashes for wildlife photos are not permitted. The guide carries binoculars to aid viewing. Tours are suitable for people with limited mobility and all levels of fitness. Transport to and from Natures Wonders is available on request (at an additional cost).

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Contact: Hosts - Perry, Tracey and the Team
Address: Entrance to the Otago Harbour, on the Peninsula. Just past the Royal Albatross Colony ,Dunedin
Phone: +64 03 478 1150  
FreePhone: 0800 246 446 (Bookings) - within New Zealand only
Fax: +64 03 478 0714
Map Reference:
GPS coordinates: -45.777315,170.729609

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