The Royal Albatross Centre, Dunedin

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Use your visit to the scenic Taiaroa Head to admire the world's most graceful birds at . Just a short drive away from the city of Dunedin, this is the only albatross colony on inhabited mainland in the world. The state-of-the-art visitor center lets you learn about these amazing birds and about the center's preservation work that started in the early 20th century. The indoor viewing area lets you observe the creatures in their natural environment throughout the year without disturbing them. The center also organizes various other tours of the Otago Peninsula, including visits to a little penguin colony and the historical Fort Taiaroa, home of the world's only functional Armstrong disappearing gun. Plan to visit The Royal Albatross Centre and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Dunedin attractions using our Dunedin road trip planning site.
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  • Well worth a visit - used the shorter School Holiday Special, and this was perfect for our young kids (aged 3-7). Staff were really awesome - engaging, kind, good with children and helped us onto the....  more
    Well worth a visit - used the shorter School Holiday Special, and this was perfect for our young kids (aged 3-7). Staff were really awesome - engaging, kind, good with children and helped us onto the....  more »
  • We walked out to the cliff top viewing platforms - highly recommended for a super easy wander and view. Cafe was terrific - vibe a bit quiet but food excellent! Highly recommend the breaded fish and.....  more
    We walked out to the cliff top viewing platforms - highly recommended for a super easy wander and view. Cafe was terrific - vibe a bit quiet but food excellent! Highly recommend the breaded fish and.....  more »
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  • What a wonderful experience my partner and I had when we visited the centre. There were 4 Albatross nests with babies!!! We got to see them all. I loved it. We even saw a parent changeover which was magical. Very informative and interesting. A must do if you are in Dunedin!
  • Efficient friendly staff, easy check in process. We did the 30 minute express tour, family of four with an 8 year old and a baby. The tour guide was so lovely and very informative - she was great. Unfortunately it was a still day with no winds so we didn’t get to see any adult albatross flying in or out but we did get to see the chicks nesting and learn about the albatross. Great experience with beautiful views.

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