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Elm Wildlife Tours
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Peninsula Encounters - Standard tour - Penguins...
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

When i chose what kind of activities in Dunedin,i saw all of the attractions are about wildlife,so i chose Elm wildlife.
It is really nice going with them,cause they have a beautiful place privately ..where we could see many seals,sea lions and also penguins.
The tour guide knew the place and their animals character very well,so they knew when the penguins will walk to the hill etc.
I upgraded my tour plus albatross,but we were quite disappointed about that.cause we only stay in the room and see the chicks outside..only 5 minutes maybe .
So it was enough to choose just elm wildlife..that is amazing trip with lots of fitness trip..

Thank chrysantha
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"fur seals"
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"private beach"
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"albatross center"
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"private farm"
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"otago peninsula"
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"new zealand"
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"conservation area"
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"great tour"
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"private reserve"
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"small group"
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"our guide was extremely knowledgeable"
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"seal colony"
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"yellow eyed and blue penguins"
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"within feet"
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"their natural habitat"
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"six hours"
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

We enjoyed an amazing tour with Elm Wildlife Tours back in January. We were on a cruise ship and opted to tour with a company separate to the hoards of tourists coming off the boat. We were in a very small group and were led by a very knowledgeable tour guide. We loved the visit to the Albatross Centre but the absolute highlight was the private farm where we were able to visit the NZ Fur Seals and Sea Lions on the beach. It was an incredible experience and we loved every minute of it. I would highly recommend this tour.

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Thank Nicole H
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

I know its joining the minions with the tourist thing but there are not many places you can get to see the wildlife without fences between you. Our tour guide Donna was awesome, we were unfortunate that the albatross were not playing the game, so didnt get to see any close up, but the seals, penguins and sealions were a different story..... what amazing animals, so relaxed around humans. Donna was full of knowledge on all the birds and mammels.
The hike back up the stairs was murder on the legs, but we were able to just take our time, the walk back up the hill was slightly more pleasent, once again, able to take our time, stop for a break, take in the stunning view. The sunset over the water on the way back was amazing. would totally recommend this tour

Thank freedreamz
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Lovely day, lovely experience. Tour guide was excellent and knowledgeable, we learned many things on the tour and got to observe many kinds of animals first hand. Would recommend.

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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Guide was very friendly and super informative. Incredibly picturesque. Got very close to yellow eyed penguins and hooker sealions and saw many birds and fur seals as well. Enjoyed all the changes to get out of the van and walk through some amazing scenery. Definitely recommend this tour especially if you're interested in conservation.

Thank kavoyager
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