Dunedin’s Royal Albatross Colony is the only mainland place in the world to view Northern Royal Albatross in their natural habitat. The headland, known as Pukekura by local Māori has a strong historical connection.
From Maori settlement in the 1300′s to the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. New Zealand’s culture and history is uniquely celebrated here alongside wildlife bringing sustainable tourism and environmental conservation together.
The Otago Peninsula Trust owns and operates the Royal Albatross Centre. The Centre provides award winning wildlife tours of the Otago Peninsula including onsite albatross viewing, penguin viewing tours, interactive marine conservation displays, and historical tours of Taiaroa Head.
The Dunedin Royal Albatross Centre is located at Taiaroa Head on the tip of the Otago Peninsula in Dunedin, New Zealand. The albatross has become an icon of the city and nothing compares to the sight of a fully-grown Royal Albatross soaring over your head as it circles the headland on the way to its nest site.