The Royal Albatross Centre

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The Royal Albatross Centre
4.5
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Tim Doelman
Breda, Nederland252 bijdragen
Geweldig initiatief op een aparte plaats
feb. 2020
Mooi centrum aan het einde van het schiereiland. Duidelijke uitleg en goed zicht op de kuikens en hun aanvliegende ouders.
Geschreven op 9 maart 2020
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Kia ora and thanks for taking the time to write a review. Thanks for supporting us by taking a tour and for giving such great feedback - windy days are certainly the best for albatross! There is the chance for great viewing at the moment, with 4 of the albatross nests on view and adolescents back at the colony and socialising. Our team love sharing their knowledge and stories of the albatross and introducing visitors to the 'Royals of Taiaroa'. It is indeed a special and unique experience to be able to view these magnificent wild birds in their natural habitat and see the world’s only mainland breeding colony of Royal Albatross close up. A definite ‘must do’ of any visit to NZ - The Royal Albatross Centre – the Seabird Centre of the Wildlife Capital of New Zealand. Your tour fees definitely go to a good cause - for conservation and education programmes to help look after this amazing wildlife sanctuary. A portion of the tour fees also goes to Te Poāri a Pukekura co management group and supports the group's role as guardians of the headland. Our Otago Peninsula Trust, which owns the Royal Albatross Centre is NZ's first charitable conservation trust, set up in 1967 to 'preserve and enhance Otago Peninsula'. As well as supporting conservation, pest control, habitat restoration and visitor facilities we also offer special prices and days for families and locals to enable greater access and appreciation to the colony. We also run education programmes for school children at a minimal cost for the pupils; in 2019 we hosted over 1000 students. The Trust also donates over $11,000 of free tickets annually to help schools, charities and good causes fundraise. The Royal Albatross Centre itself, with it's comprehensive historical and educational displays, videos, toilets, cafe, gift shop is free to access for everyone. This is only made possible by the Trust's activities. As you will appreciate, it costs a significant amount to run a centre like this 364 days a year. We very much value all the contributions people make so that the Trust is able to offer this access and facilities to everyone year round. The cost of providing water and toilets to guests is about $100,000 per annum as water and sewage have to be trucked in and out of the headland. Thank you so much for your support of our Trust. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday! All the best Sophie, Marketing Manager, Otago Peninsula Trust Enterprises PRESERVING AND ENHANCING OTAGO PENINSULA SINCE 1967
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Brigit P
331 bijdragen
Prima
jan. 2020 • Vrienden
Druk was het die dag, omdat er cruiseschepen waren aangekomen . We moesten dus even wachten voordat we aan een toer konden deelnemen. De uitleg was prima, enthousiast gebracht. Daarna boven gaan kijken. Er zaten 4 vogels zichtbaar op hun nesten. Helaas geen vliegende vogel gezien. Zeker een aanrader.
Geschreven op 3 februari 2020
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Kia ora and thanks for taking the time to write a review. Thanks for supporting us by taking a tour. There is the chance for great viewing at the moment, with 4 of the albatross nests on view and adolescents back at the colony and socialising. Our team love sharing their knowledge and stories of the albatross and introducing visitors to the 'Royals of Taiaroa'. It is indeed a special and unique experience to be able to view these magnificent wild birds in their natural habitat and see the world’s only mainland breeding colony of Royal Albatross close up. A definite ‘must do’ of any visit to NZ - The Royal Albatross Centre – the Seabird Centre of the Wildlife Capital of New Zealand. Your tour fees definitely go to a good cause - for conservation and education programmes to help look after this amazing wildlife sanctuary. A portion of the tour fees also goes to Te Poāri a Pukekura co management group and supports the group's role as guardians of the headland. Our Otago Peninsula Trust, which owns the Royal Albatross Centre is NZ's first charitable conservation trust, set up in 1967 to 'preserve and enhance Otago Peninsula'. As well as supporting conservation, pest control, habitat restoration and visitor facilities we also offer special prices and days for families and locals to enable greater access and appreciation to the colony. We also run education programmes for school children at a minimal cost for the pupils; in 2019 we hosted over 1000 students. The Trust also donates over $11,000 of free tickets annually to help schools, charities and good causes fundraise. The Royal Albatross Centre itself, with it's comprehensive historical and educational displays, videos, toilets, cafe, gift shop is free to access for everyone. This is only made possible by the Trust's activities. As you will appreciate, it costs a significant amount to run a centre like this 364 days a year. We very much value all the contributions people make so that the Trust is able to offer this access and facilities to everyone year round. The cost of providing water and toilets to guests is about $100,000 per annum as water and sewage have to be trucked in and out of the headland. Thank you so much for your support of our Trust. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday! All the best Sophie, Marketing Manager, Otago Peninsula Trust Enterprises PRESERVING AND ENHANCING OTAGO PENINSULA SINCE 1967
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geesjevdplas
Dunedin, Nieuw-Zeeland20 bijdragen
Blue pinguïn
okt. 2019 • Stellen
Leuk om te zien hoe Blue pinguïns uit het water komen en naar de nesten gaan. De intree is prijzig maar daar onderhouden ze The Royal Albatross Centre mee.
Geschreven op 5 november 2019
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Kia Ora en bedankt voor het schrijven van een review. Bedankt voor je deelname aan onze Blue Penguin-tour, we zijn blij dat je het leuk vond om de vogels in hun natuurlijke omgeving te zien. We hebben elke avond veel pinguïns aan land zien aankomen - soms meer dan 150 pinguïns! De Blue Penguin-tour wordt geleid door twee non-profit trusts in een gezamenlijke inspanning om geld in te zamelen voor het behoud en behoud van de natuur die op de landtong leeft. Onze kolonie pinguïns nestelt hier buitengewoon goed, met momenteel meer dan 200 broedparen in het reservaat. De vogels profiteren van de roofvogels die we doen, evenals goede voedselbronnen op zee en het hekwerk om honden en auto's buiten te houden. We hopen dat je de rest van je tijd in Nieuw-Zeeland hebt genoten. Laura, Senior Visitor Host, Royal Albatross Centre, Otago Peninsula Trust Enterprises OTAGO PENINSULA SINDS 1967 BEHOUDEN EN VERBETEREN
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Iris&Teun
55 bijdragen
Leuk om te doen in Dunedin
okt. 2019 • Stellen
Leuk en informatief. Vond het wel redelijk prijzig. Het is op moment van het jaar niet altijd zeker dat je de albatrossen kunt zien. Vanuit de lookout hebben we er een aantal van dichtbij kunnen zien. Erg indrukwekkend.
Vanuit de weg kon je er in de verte 2 zien vliegen dus het was een must om een kaartje te kopen.

Goed georganiseerd, machtig mooie beesten en super ervaring.
Geschreven op 18 oktober 2019
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Kia ora and thanks for taking the time to write a review. Thanks for supporting us by taking a tour and for your great feedback about our staff, they are such an enthusiastic and knowledgeable team. There is a good chance for viewing albatross at the moment as they come back to court, mate and enter the egg laying season, especially on a windy day! Our team love sharing their knowledge and stories of the albatross and introducing visitors to the 'Royals of Taiaroa'. It is indeed a special and unique experience to be able to view these magnificent wild birds in their natural habitat and see the world’s only mainland breeding colony of Royal Albatross close up. Your tour fees do go to a good cause - for conservation and education programmes to help look after this amazing wildlife sanctuary. A portion of the tour fees goes to the Pukekura Trust and supports the Trust's role as guardians of the headland. Our Otago Peninsula Trust is NZ's first charitable conservation trust, which was set up in 1967 to 'preserve and enhance Otago Peninsula'. As well as supporting conservation, pest control, habitat restoration and visitor facilities we also offer special prices and days for families to enable greater access and appreciation to the colony. We run education programmes for school children at a minimal cost for the pupils; in 2016 we hosted around 1500 students. The Trust also donates over $11,000 of free tickets annually to help schools, charities and good causes fundraise. The Royal Albatross Centre itself, with it's comprehensive historical and educational displays, videos, toilets, cafe, gift shop is free to access for everyone. This is only made possible by the Trust's activities. As you will appreciate, it costs a significant amount to run a centre like this 364 days a year. We very much value all the contributions people make so that the Trust is able to offer this access and facilities to everyone year round. The cost of providing water and toilets to guests is about $100,000 per annum as water and sewage have to be trucked in and out of the headland. Thank you so much for your support of our Trust. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday! All the best Sophie, Marketing Manager, Otago Peninsula Trust Enterprises PRESERVING AND ENHANCING OTAGO PENINSULA SINCE 1967
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Anita P
Delfgauw, Nederland60 bijdragen
Interessant
feb. 2019 • Alleen
Je komt hier alles te weten over de albatrossen. Op de rotsen achter het Albatroscentre hebben de vogels hun nesten. Je krijgt eerst een voorlichting en filmpje te zien. Daarna ga je met een gids naar het spottershuisje waar je vanachter glas de vogels kunt zien. De weg hier naar toe is niet geschikt voor minder validen en kinderwagens.
Geschreven op 8 februari 2019
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Kia ora and thanks for taking the time to write a review. Thanks for supporting us by taking a tour. There is the chance for great viewing at the moment, with 3 nests on view and an additional opportunity to see adults coming back to the colony to feed their chick. Our team love sharing their knowledge and stories of the albatross and introducing visitors to the 'Royals of Taiaroa'. It is indeed a special and unique experience to be able to view these magnificent wild birds in their natural habitat and see the world’s only mainland breeding colony of Royal Albatross close up. Your tour fees go to a good cause - for conservation and education programmes, and to help look after this amazing wildlife sanctuary. A portion of the tour fees goes to the Te Poari a Pukekura and supports the management groups role as guardians of the headland. Our Otago Peninsula Trust is NZ's first charitable conservation trust, which was set up in 1967 to 'preserve and enhance Otago Peninsula'. As well as supporting conservation, pest control, habitat restoration and visitor facilities we also offer special prices and days for families to enable greater access and appreciation to the colony. We run education programmes for school children at a minimal cost for the pupils; in 2016 we hosted around 1500 students. The Trust also donates over $11,000 of free tickets annually to help schools, charities and good causes fundraise. The Royal Albatross Centre itself, with its comprehensive historical and educational displays, videos, toilets, cafe, gift shop is free to access for everyone. This is only made possible by the Trust's activities. As you will appreciate, it costs a significant amount to run a centre like this 364 days a year. We very much value all the contributions people make so that the Trust is able to offer this access and facilities to everyone year-round. The cost of providing water and toilets to guests is about $100,000 per annum as water and sewage have to be trucked in and out of the headland. Thank you so much for your support of our Trust. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday! Ashleigh, Assistant Manager, Royal Albatross Centre, Otago Peninsula Trust Enterprises PRESERVING AND ENHANCING OTAGO PENINSULA SINCE 1967
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Nard J
Monnickendam25 bijdragen
Interessant maar teleurstellend
jan. 2019 • Stellen
De rit naar het Albatros centrum vanuit Dunedin is prachtig (heen via Seaside Rd, terug via Highclif Rd een absolute aanrader!). Het centrum is mooi ingericht, We waren er echter met heel mooi weer en weinig wind. Ondanks de hoge entreeprijs toch naar binnen gegaan. Na de interessante uitleg werden we begeleid naar de observatiepunten. Daar aangekomen wordt dan door de gids verteld dat albatrossen met dit mooie weer op hun nesten blijven slapen, want met weinig wind kunnen ze niet vliegen. "U kunt ons het beste komen bezoeken als er veel wind staat; dan vliegen ze allemaal over je hoofd". Uiteindelijk dus één keer een flits van een snavel op een nest gezien op zo'n 50 meter afstand. De toegift via het fort was aardig maar niet meer dan dat. Veel te veel geld voor wat we kregen, de goeie bestemming er van daargelaten.
Geschreven op 18 januari 2019
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Kia ora and thank you for your review. The cost of the tour contributes to the stewardship of the Albatross. It enables the Otago Peninsula Trust, which manages the Royal Albatross Centre to continue to offer albatross experiences to the public, to offer education programmes to children, free interactive displays contributing to understanding of the peninsula wildlife and ecosystem for visitors and to continue in its role "To preserve and enhance the Otago Peninsula". A portion of the tour fees goes to the Te Poari a Pukekura and supports the management groups role as guardians of the headland. The $52 cost for the one-hour tour or $62 cost for the 90-minute tour compares very reasonably with other NZ tour attractions - and as this is run by a not-for-profit trust you can be assured that the tour revenue is being used for a great cause! We can currently offer a 100% chance to see albatross – we have 3-4 nests on view and an additional opportunity to see flying albatross if there is a good breeze and they are flying. Thank you for taking a tour to the Royal Albatross and supporting the work of the Otago Peninsula Trust. As a kaitiaki of the headland we are primarily driven by the conservation of all the species that call Pukekura home, including the Royal Albatross at the world's only mainland albatross breeding colony. We love to share this special place and unique wildlife experiences with our visitors. By taking a tour, visitors are contributing to the care and conservation of these species – we are the only operator that submits funds to the Department of Conservation for Royal Albatross viewing. The best way to see albatross is by taking a tour, otherwise there may be an occasional one spotted flying from a distance, we offer the best chance to see albatross in their breeding environment - the only mainland royal albatross breeding colony in the world! Otago Peninsula Trust is NZ's first charitable conservation trust, which was set up in 1967 to 'preserve and enhance Otago Peninsula'. Our Annual Report is available online for anyone to view to see how funds are used and the good work we carry out; Trust members have membership privileges, we also offer special prices for families and days where locals can visit for very special prices. We run education programmes for school children at a minimal cost for the pupils. In 2016 we have hosted around 1500 students. The Trust has also donated over $11,000 of free tickets to help schools, charities and good causes fundraise. The Royal Albatross Centre itself, with its comprehensive historical and educational displays, videos, toilets, cafe, gift shop is free to access for everyone. This is only made possible by the Trust's activities. As you will appreciate, it costs a significant amount to run a centre like this 364 days a year. We very much value all the contributions people make so that the Trust is able to offer this access and facilities to everyone year-round. The cost of providing water and toilets to guests is about $100,000 per annum as water and sewage have to be trucked in and out of the headland. The albatross guided tour offers an informative, knowledgeable hosted experience for the limited number of visitors that are permitted by the Department of Conservation to access the colony. This includes a video, explanation of and insights into the lives of albatross, exclusive viewing from on the wildlife reserve and the only chance visitors have to easily access a close-up experience of an albatross breeding colony. The activity is different every day, all year around as albatross court, breed and raise their chicks. There are over 20 species of wildlife that live at Pukekura, the observatory allows viewing of this wildlife too – and magnificent views of Otago Harbour and Peninsula. We very much value to contribution that visitors are able to make to this precious wildlife sanctuary by supporting the Royal Albatross Centre's tours and activities. Sophie, Marketing Manager, Royal Albatross Centre, Otago Peninsula Trust Enterprises PRESERVING AND ENHANCING OTAGO PENINSULA SINCE 1967
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Leon
Roosendaal, Nederland432 bijdragen
gewéldig om blauwe pinguins te kijken!
dec. 2018 • Gezinnen
Wij boekten een tour om blauwe pinguins te kijken. Voor $35 per persoon ga je bij zonsondergang naar een vlonder en zie je de pinguïns uit zee komen en naar hun nest gaan. In een woord geweldig! Het was de $35 meer dan waard! Als kers op de taart albatrossen zien vliegen en een meeuwenkolonie met veel jongen. De weg naar het centrum langs de kust is spannend en prachtig!
Geschreven op 25 december 2018
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Kia ora and thanks for taking the time to write a review. It's fantastic that you were glad you did the Blue Penguins Pukekura tour and enjoyed it so much. As a kaitiaki/guardian of the headland we are primarily driven by the conservation of all the species that call Pukekura home, including a joint venture with the Pukekura Trust to allow for safe Blue Penguin viewing for visitors. Pukekura is a precious wildlife refuge and we work with the local Maori Korako Karetai Trust to host visitors and protect the Blue Penguins. We love to share this special place and unique wildlife experiences with our visitors. The Blue Penguins Pukekura guided tour offers an informative, knowledgeable hosted experience for visitors. This includes a briefing on the experience, explanation of and insights into the lives of Blue Penguins and exclusive viewing from on the wildlife reserve. The cost of the tour contributes to the stewardship and protection of the Little Blue Penguins. It enables the Otago Peninsula Trust with the Pukekura Trust and Korako Karetai Trust, which all manage Blue Penguins Pukekura to continue to offer penguin experiences to the public, to offer education programmes to children including revegetation, habitat and penguin monitoring and pest control. We very much value any contribution that visitors are able to make to this precious wildlife sanctuary by supporting the Blue Penguins Pukekura and Royal Albatross Centre tours and activities. Hope you come again to visit the Little Blue Penguins at Pukekura, and take the chance to access the Albatross Colony reserve and experience one of our informative and enjoyable guided tours. Ashleigh, Assistant Manager, Royal Albatross Centre, Otago Peninsula Trust Enterprises PRESERVING AND ENHANCING OTAGO PENINSULA SINCE 1967
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Adriana S
116 bijdragen
Vier kuikens!
jun. 2018 • Stellen
Het Albatros centrum ligt op de punt van het schiereiland. Het is een eindje rijden vanuit Dunedin via een bochtige maar mooie kustweg. Met de entreekosten, die redelijk hoog zijn, draag je bij aan de doelstellingen van het centrum. Wij hadden geluk met zicht op vier Albatros kuikens en een volwassen vogel die langs kwam scheren.
Geschreven op 9 juni 2018
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Kia ora and thanks for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate your great feedback and encouragement to others to meet the amazing albatross - we are so pleased to hear that you managed to see some good flying as well! Our team takes pride in making the albatross experience an excellent excursion and we are glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Thanks for supporting us by taking a tour. Your tour fees go to a good cause - for conservation and education programmes to help look after this amazing wildlife sanctuary. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday! All the best, Ashleigh, Assistant Manager of Operations, Royal Albatross Centre
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doortje2017
Heerlen, Nederland10 bijdragen
majestueus
feb. 2018 • Gezinnen
tijdens de Elmtour van dichtbij de majestueuze vogels bekeken en fijne uitleg gekregen. De vogels waren aan het broeden of wel waren de kleintjes uitgekomen.
Geschreven op 13 maart 2018
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Kia ora and thanks for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate your great feedback and encouragement to others to meet the amazing albatross at the world's only mainland breeding colony - it is a wonderful experience and we love sharing it with our visitors! Our team takes pride in making the albatross experience an excellent excursion and we are glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Thanks for supporting us by taking a tour. Your tour fees go to a good cause - for conservation and education programmes to help look after this amazing wildlife sanctuary. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday and time with the rest of your trip with Elm Wildlife Tours! All the best, Ashleigh, Assistant Manager of Operations, Royal Albatross Centre
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Lieke M
Utrecht, Nederland67 bijdragen
Prachtig!
feb. 2018 • Gezinnen
Alhoewel het voor onze 4,5 jarige tweeling net iets te lang duurde (wachten op vogels is gewoon nog niet helemaal hun ding ;) ), waardoor ze beetje ongedurig werden (excuses aan de guide hiervoor!), waren wij (alweer) enorm onder de indruk. 15 jaar geleden waren we hier ook en ook toen al onder de indruk van deze machtige dieren en het super goede visitor centre. Prijs is wat aan de hoge kant, maar wetende dat deze besteed wordt aan conservation maakt het helemaal in orde. Echt doen!!
Geschreven op 11 maart 2018
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Kia ora and thanks for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate your great feedback and encouragement to others to meet the amazing albatross at the world's only mainland breeding colony - it is a wonderful experience and we love sharing it with our visitors! Our team takes pride in making the albatross experience an excellent excursion and we are glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Thanks for supporting us by taking a tour. Your tour fees go to a good cause - for conservation and education programmes to help look after this amazing wildlife sanctuary. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday! All the best, Ashleigh, Assistant Manager of Operations, Royal Albatross Centre
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