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Royal Albatross Centre

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 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? Meet the Royals -Gain insight into the private lives of these magnificent birds - take a guided tour to our exclusive observatory on the nature reserve with our expert guides.

Book a tour to Albatross, Historic Fort Taiaroa. Free entry to educational displays - Taiaroa Head is a heritage and wildlife hotspot. 20 wildlife species. Wildlife & heritage capital of New Zealand.

Contact us by

+64 3 478 0499
0800 528 767 (New Zealand only)

Physical Address

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

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