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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.

Unique... Our Royal Albatross Colony at Taiaroa Head is the only mainland breeding colony of royal albatross in the world!

Imagine viewing a huge Northern 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?

Gain insight into the private lives of these magnificent birds on a guided tour to our exclusive observatory on the nature reserve. Views throughout their breeding cycle as they court, mate, and raise chicks

Free entry to our centre's educational & history displays

Tours to Albatross, Historic Fort Taiaroa, Little Blue Penguins, Tiki Tours.

20 wildlife species.

Superb cafe and gift shop.

Contact us by

+64 3 478 0499

Physical Address

1260 Harington Point Rd, Taiaroa Head
Otago Peninsula
Dunedin 9077
New Zealand

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  • 23 Apr 2018: “Wonderful experience”
  • 21 Apr 2018: “Magical...”
  • 20 Apr 2018: “A trip out to see the penguins”