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Elm Wildlife Tours

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50 The Octagon, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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Meet the penguins and the sea lions

We had an educational long afternoon driving round the otago peninsula. Our two guides were very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Anne J
via mobile
7 degrees C and pouring rain & Still Fantastic

Our small group of 8 travellers had an amazing time inspite of horrible weather. Our Guides did... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
smarsh26
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Toronto, Canada
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Elm Wildlife Tours are the ultimate award winning New Zealand wildlife adventure. We guide small tour groups onto the Otago Peninsula, one of the world’s unique wildlife areas to experience a close encounter with some of the world’s rarest wildlife. Royal Albatross, Hookers Sea-lions, Blue Penguins, NZ fur-seals, Yellow-eyed penguins and some15-20 species of marine/wading birds can be seen around a tidal lagoon.Our private conservation area is the highlight of our tour.
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“fur seals” (185 reviews)
“private beach” (43 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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50 The Octagon, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had an educational long afternoon driving round the otago peninsula. Our two guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. At the same time they took good care of us and the animals we saw. I recommend this tour to anybody interested in wild animals.

Thank Anne J
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our small group of 8 travellers had an amazing time inspite of horrible weather. Our Guides did all they could to work with the weather to ensure we had a good experience, but, remember this is a wildlife hike, if the weather is bad dress...More

Thank smarsh26
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Loved this tour, albatross breeding centre was excellent topped by the trip to the private wildlife reserve. Sea-lions, seals, penguins all close up and in their natural habitat. Lots of great information. Just one gripe - I would have preferred to know how much time...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Roy(?) and Donna were amazing guides. Donna drove the small bus (13 people plus guides) while Roy was guiding us during the drive on the Otago peninsula and did a wonderful job. During the main portion of the tour in the private conservation park (about...More

Thank Alison K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly highly recommended eco tour experience. ELM operates its own private wildlife sanctuary and offers small groups a guided tour. Pickup offered from hotels or the central isite location. We both enjoyed the tour very much. Our two nature guides were incredibly knowledgeable and very...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky to have a beautiful day and saw everything we set out to from much closer than one might expect. Our guides were very friendly and competent, manoeuvring the small groups expertly so we could get as close as we could to penguins...More

Thank Ralitsa S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent tour and service.Great place for animal's lover. Sea lions, seals, penguins and birds were very lovely. We will of course use your service when we have a chance to come back next time!

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Thank Poony T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I could not have been a happier or more excited person after participating in their Peninsula Encounters Lite tour (imagine a 6-year old who has just eaten an entire block of chocolate). I had initially booked the normal peninsula encounters tour, however I was in...More

Thank g_lucy1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our wildlife tour of the Otago Peninsula. We were picked up from our accommodation on time and driven out with a small group of like-minded people to the peninsula where we visited an albatross centre. We were then taken to a private...More

Thank 387Sue_Dave
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I read the other peoples reviews and it is hard to add on. The guides are extremely nice, professional, patient, and well informed-- you can see it is a passion with them not just a job. They managed to share so much with us, The...More

Thank AndyPerlow
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BeeSee20
21 December 2017|
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Response from Manager_Elm | Property representative |
The railway station has lot's of parking and we can pick you up from there. If you wish to change your pickup location please e-mail our office with your reference number and preferred location.
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Liz f
21 December 2017|
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Response from Manager_Elm | Property representative |
If you are staying at Larnach castle we can pick you up from there. If you can't book through our website please e-mail our office and make your booking that way.
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ready_to_go99
15 November 2017|
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Response from Manager_Elm | Property representative |
The link should work? Sometimes the security settings on some peoples devices does not allow bookings to be made. You could try another device and if that does not work please contact us by e-mail and we can make the booking... More
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