• The Royal Albatross Centre also offers tours of Pilots Beach, home to a colony of Little Blue Penguins. During the tour, visitors have the ability to get up close with the world’s smallest penguins via a state-of-the-art viewing platform.

Royal Colony: The War Between Conservation and Climate Change

July 9th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |

DUNEDIN – Tourists from all over the world jostle for position along the windows of the observatory, eager to glimpse the nesting royal albatross chicks just a few dozen metres away. Four chicks, plump and fluffy, sit oblivious to the sensation they have caused. For many of those visiting the Royal Albatross Centre, this is [...]

  • The very friendly hut tomtit. The DOC sign is one of his favourite perches

Native Birds and a New Zealand Great Walk

September 5th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |

If you’re keen on experiencing a New Zealand Great Walk but don’t have the time or perhaps the fitness to complete the whole journey, the eastern Glenorchy end of the Routeburn track provides the opportunity for a very pleasant and relatively easy day walk. Depending on how fast you like to walk and how many [...]