13 Apr 2018

Go Wild on Otago Peninsula!

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Otago Peninsula goes Wild!

Ever wanted to see a 6kg giant albatross chick, or watch the world’s smallest penguin waddle home?

Keen to learn about what sort of pests endanger our precious wildlife?

Otago Peninsula Trust presents an array of special events to encourage keen wildlife watchers during this month’s Wild Dunedin Festival of Nature 20-25 April.

Great deals abound for the keen nature watcher during the festival. There’s daily Royal Albatross Express Tours, a 30 minute insight into Dunedin’s royals, with the chance to see four giant chicks, including the Royalcam celebrity for a fraction of the usual cost. Each evening you can see the world’s smallest penguins pitter-pattering home at Pilots Beach, with a special family deal. Marvel at the spectacular Ross Sea, Antarctica during daily showings of “The Last Ocean” film in the Royal Albatross Centre’s amazing new giant screen – you can also get to meet the film maker and campaigner Peter Young at a wine and cheese evening and hear first-hand all about the campaign to save the world’s last great ocean. Hear how Blue Penguins Pukekura has a project to RFID chip their whole penguin population and learn lots more about their breeding, survival rates and daily activities. Hunt for Pesky Pests in the Glenfalloch Garden and learn what you can do to help our native birds and bugs flourish. Get out and explore the peninsula with a Wild Explorer Map, take photos and enter the Otago Peninsula Photo Contest. It’s the perfect time to explore your own backyard!

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