Otago Peninsula wildlife - Roadside Stories

A Manatū Taonga audio guide to Otago Peninsula

Check out the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's audio guide to Otago Peninsula's wildlife in the Video tab.

Abundant wildlife has long drawn people to the Otago Peninsula – though today’s visitors are more likely to be appreciating live penguins, seals, albatrosses and sea lions, rather than hunting birds for their meat and feathers, or whales for their oil.

Otago Peninsula

Albatrosses at Taiaroa Head
Yellow-eyed penguin nesting
Ngāi Tahu

Archival audio sourced from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives. Sound files may not be reused without permission from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives (Reference number Spectrum 228).

Roadside Stories are a series of audio guides to places of interest on major road trips in New Zealand. Each guide tells the story of an attraction along the way – its people, its history, its cultural and natural significance. For more information about Roadside Stories visit http://www.mch.govt.nz/roadside/