Yellow-eyed Penguins are one of the rarest of the world's 18 species of penguin. There are only 5,000 - 6,000 Yellow-eyed Penguins in the wild and they only live in New Zealand.
Photo © Shaun Templeton
"Judged -NEW ZEALAND'S BEST LEISURE ACTIVITY"
Our daily Otago Peninsula tours present exciting, memorable wildlife encounters. Find out why overseas visitors have described our wildlife experience as the "highlight of their visit to New Zealand". Absolutely unrivalled, up close viewing of Royal albatross, Yellow-eyed and Blue Penguins, NZ Sealions and NZ fur seals and many other waders and many seabirds. Some of the species listed below as always seen are seasonal but are always seen during their seasonal stay. Some of the penguin species occaisionally seen occur during the moult time (February - April)
‘Peninsula encounters’ tours depart from Dunedin City in the afternoon and return around six hours later in the evening. Tours include lagoon and coastal birdlife and a visit to the royal albatross colony. The remainder of the tour is conducted solely within our private wildlife conservation area in a beautiful beach location. Multi-day personalised small group expeditions of the southern coastline can be arranged on request.
Freephone: 0800 356563
Winner of six New Zealand tourism awards
Winner of New Zealand conservation award
Catagory winner "Trip advisor" 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013
Qualmark green (gold level)
Elm Wildlife Tours Contact Details
Elm Wildlife Tours
Pickup point - Dunedin i-site
1 The Octagon Dunedin
19 Irvine Road
The Cove RD2
Phone : 64 3 454 4121
Fax : 64 3 454 4121
Freephone : 0800 356563
- Qualmark GOLD Sustainable Tourism Business Award
- 8 NZ Tourism Awards
- Tripadvisor - Certificate of Excellence