Plan a day out on Otago Peninsula

Planning a day trip? Otago Peninsula is the wildlife capital of NZ – a stunning area full of interesting, unique and fun activities.

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Here is a sample itinerary to fit in the best the peninsula has to offer while supporting Otago Peninsula Trust enterprises: Make sure you check opening and tour times as they vary seasonally.

SUMMER idea (October – March)
  • 12.noon: Drive from Dunedin to Glenfalloch Garden – beautiful, seasonal historic garden established 1871. FREE Entry, trampoline, garden walks, birdsong. 10-15 minutes scenic drive from Dunedin city centre
  • 1.00pm: Leisurely lunch at superb  Glenfalloch Restaurant. Open Daily 9.30am-3.30pm.  Dinner Thursdays and Fridays from 5pm,  Bookings 476 1006 restaurant@glenfalloch.co.nz
  • 2.30 – 6.00 pm: Make your way to the Royal Albatross CentreOptions on the way include Edwardian Fletcher House Open weekends and public holidays 11am-4pm , shops, heritage & wildlife attractions Larnach Castle, Monarch Cruise, Yellow-eyed penguins
  • 6.00pm: Take a Unique Albatross Tour, the ultimate albatross & history tour. View the world’s only mainland albatross breeding colony with huge Royal Albatross nesting. “Unique Tour” includes Fort Taiaroa hidden fortress tunnels with the world’s only fully restored Armstrong disappearing gun. Book 478 0499 or Book Online
  • 7.30pm: Have dinner at the Albatross Café and explore the free centre displays
  • 9/9.15pm: Blue Penguins Pukekura Tour – see the world’s smallest penguin in it’s native habitat return home after a day at sea  – meets at Royal Albatross Centre. Book 478 0499 or Book online
  • 10.30pm: Drive back to Dunedin

Or: Book one of our Tiki Tours easy transport inclusive tours , guided wildlife experiences Albatross/Penguin Tiki Tour 

For a fully guided and inclusive wildlife experience try our Sundowner Package with Monarch Cruise, Albatross Tour, Blue Penguins Pukekura, dinner and return city transport.

WINTER idea (April to September)
  • 12.noon: Drive from Dunedin to Glenfalloch Garden – beautiful, seasonal historic garden established 1871. FREE Entry, trampoline, garden walks, birdsong. 10-15 minutes scenic drive from Dunedin city centre
  • 12.30pm: Leisurely lunch at superb  Glenfalloch Restaurant. Open Wednesday to Sunday 9.30am-3.30pm.  Dinner Thursdays/ Fridays/ Saturdays from 5pm,  Bookings 476 1006 restaurant@glenfalloch.co.nz
  • 2.00 – 2.30 pm: Make your way to the Royal Albatross Centre – Options on the way include Edwardian Fletcher House Open weekends and public holidays 11am-4pm , shops, heritage & wildlife attractions Larnach Castle, Monarch Cruise, Yellow-eyed penguins
  • 3.00pm: Take a Unique Albatross Tour, the ultimate albatross & history tour. View the world’s only mainland albatross breeding colony with huge Royal Albatross nesting. “Unique Tour” includes Fort Taiaroa hidden fortress tunnels with the world’s only fully restored Armstrong disappearing gun. Book 478 0499 or Book Online
  • 4.30pm: Have a snack at the Albatross Café and explore the free centre displays
  • 5.30pm: Blue Penguins Pukekura Tour – see the world’s smallest penguin in it’s native habitat return home after a day at sea  – meets at Royal Albatross Centre. Book 478 0499 or Book online
  • 7.00pm: Drive back to Dunedin – perhaps stop and dine at Glenfalloch Restaurant (30 mins from Albatross Centre)

Download our brochure for tips, itinerary ideas, map and attraction information.

Otago PENINSULA Brochure 2018

OTAGO PENINSULA TRUST – preserving and enhancing Otago Peninsula since 1967