Dunedin's Royal Albatross Colony


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Dunedin's Royal Albatross Colony

Animal lovers and eco warriors will adore Dunedin’s abundant wildlife. The Albatross, for example, is capable of flying with its three metre wings at speeds of 115 kilometres per hour and you have the chance to see these majestic creatures from the observatory at Dunedin’s Royal Albatross Colony, at Taiaroa Head.

Do & See

There is much to do and see in Dunedin. Drive the winding road of the Otago Peninsula through Macandrew Bay, a quaint harbour front coastal settlement, ten kilometres from town. Continue to the point of the Peninsula where the blue ocean and white sands meet, to discover yellow eyed penguin settlements, fur seals, sea lions and the elusive Albatross, with the only mainland breeding colony in the world.