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The Royal Albatross Centre, Dunedin

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Must see · Wildlife Area · Landmark
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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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  • Stopped here as part of a port of call tour. Have watched the live cams of the nesting birds often enough we wanted to see them in real life. We weren't disappointed. There were two flying about... 
    Stopped here as part of a port of call tour. Have watched the live cams of the nesting birds often enough we wanted to see them in real life. We weren't disappointed. There were two flying about...  more »
  • This was a great place to visit, well worth the drive out of Dunedin. Volunteers provided information about the centre and the wildlife and the tunnels were an interesting and different way to view... 
    This was a great place to visit, well worth the drive out of Dunedin. Volunteers provided information about the centre and the wildlife and the tunnels were an interesting and different way to view...  more »
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  • Lovely to see the birds soar across the ocean. And the visitor center has an amazing array of information. Interactive fun things. You can also walk down to see the penguin burrows during the day and then take a tour at night once they wake up
  • Love the view of the light house and the small gallery has so lots of history and information to read. I booked for an albatross tour but it was drizzling and too windy and cold, I have decided to cancel and refund. Til we return to Dunedin again, will surely take the tour on a good weather.

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