The Royal Albatross Centre, Dunedin

3.8
#2 of 24 in Wildlife in Dunedin
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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  • An interesting information center with a good explanation of the Albatrosses and blue penguins. Also a souvenir shop and cafe restaurant. In the direct neighbourhood are guided wildlife routes to see ...  more »
  • This is the only place you can watch this giant bird in its nesting habitat. The site introduces all what you want to know and beyond ... about this special bird.  more »
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