• 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 [...]

A Feast for your Senses – Whakatāne’s Ngā Tapuwae o Toi walkway

October 27th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |

Today I aim to tackle the full 16-kilometre loop of the Ngā Tapuwae o Toi walkway that takes you from Whakatāne to Ōhope beach and back again. Many opt to walk portions of the track but I’m feeling confident that, fuelled with a breakfast crêpe from delightful French café l’Epicerie, I’ll take the whole length [...]