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Dunedin Peninsula – Wildlife & Larnach Castle
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Enjoy a scenic drive past the charming towns along the shores of Otago Harbor and a brief orientation tour of Dunedin, including a drive past the botanical gardens and the historic University of Otago. Arrive at the Royal Albatross Center, get ready to experience the privilege of seeing the huge Albatrosses, with their incredible wing span of nearly 10 feet, glide smoothly and graceful from the viewing area. You’ll learn about their fascinating social and family life. In order to protect the birds’ natural habitat and from being overly disturbed, access is controlled.
Stop at Larnach Castle, an impressive stone mansion that was constructed between 1871 and 1885. Set in a park-like setting amidst trees and colorful gardens, the castle boasts many elaborate features, a result of the many English and Italian artisans and craftsmen who worked on the home. A curving hanging staircase, carved ceilings and an array of wonderful antiques on display showcase the castle's exceptional design. Enjoy lunch on the castle grounds and free time to stroll the beautiful property.
Need to Know:
Note: Tour involves negotiating many steps and steep inclines. There are no ramps or elevators in the castle. Comfortable walking shoes and a light raincoat are recommended. Tour operates with a driver/guide.
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Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.
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