Royal Albatross Centre

Your only chance to see... the world's only mainland Royal Albatross breeding colony. Visit our exclusive observatory on the nature reserve to see giant albatross throughout their breeding cycle as they court, lay eggs and raise huge fluffy chicks.


$52.00 - $62.00
$15.00 - $20.00
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Unique... Our Royal Albatross Colony at Taiaroa Head is the only mainland breeding colony of royal albatross in the world. Imagine viewing a huge Royal Albatross with a three-metre wingspan gliding effortlessly and silently near you? Giant fluffy chicks awaiting their parental feeding? Patient parents incubating eggs? Teenage hijinks? Meet the Royals -Gain insight into the private lives of these magnificent birds - take a guided tour to our exclusive observatory on the nature reserve with our expert guides.

Book a tour to Albatross, Historic Fort Taiaroa, Little Blue Penguins, Tiki Tours. Free entry to educational displays - Taiaroa Head is a heritage and wildlife hotspot. 20 wildlife species. Wildlife & Heritage Capital of New Zealand.

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Physical address

1260 Harington Point Rd, Taiaroa Head, Dunedin Central, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $52.00 - $62.00
(16 year(s) and under)
$15.00 - $20.00
Other charges:
Family rates available ($117-142) - family is of 2 adults and up to 3 school aged children
Further pricing information:
*Infants under 5yrs are free of charge
Cancellation policy:
No penalty if cancellation is more than 24 hours before a tour. If less than 24 hours before a tour, a penalty may apply.

Facilities and Features

Proximity to town:
45-50 minute drive from Dunedin City

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Opening times

Business hours:
Open daily 10.15am. Tours from 11am - Dusk
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Language support

  Written Spoken
Chinese (Simplified) YES YES
Chinese (Traditional) YES YES
German YES YES
Hebrew YES NO
Italian YES NO
Japanese YES NO
Korean YES NO
Russian YES NO
Spanish YES NO
Swedish YES NO

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