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Albatross Express! Science Festival Special


Wed 11 Jul 2018, 10:15am–3:00pm
Thu 12 Jul 2018, 10:15am–3:00pm
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 10:15am–3:00pm
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 10:15am–3:00pm
Sun 15 Jul 2018, 10:15am–3:00pm

Where: Royal Albatross Centre, Harington Point Rd, Harington Point, Dunedin, Otago

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Child Express Tour: $3.00
  • Adult Express Tour: $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Special Deal - Find out how heavy albatross chick can actually be? What do they eat? What's the wingspan of the biggest seabird? Discover huge 7kg+ Royal Albatross chicks at the worlds only mainland royal albatross breeding colony. 30 minute Express tours at expressly special prices.

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Dunedin is uniquely privileged to be the only place in the whole world where you can easily see these amazing birds breed. It's the 80th anniversary of the first chick fledging from this site in 1938. Learn all about Lance Richdale and the incredible work he did to protect the first chick and see it safely fledge.

Talk to our expert guides and discover more astonishing facts about albatross - such as why they 'cry' when they drink salt water... While you're here, learn about the other 20+ birds that breed at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head and what makes Dunedin "The Wildlife Capital of NZ" and "The Seabird Capital of the World".

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