Nearby are the remains of Fort Taiaroa and its 1886 Armstrong Disappearing Gun, built when NZ was certain a Russian invasion was...
Royal Albatross Centre
Taiaroa Head, at the peninsula’s eastern tip, has the world’s only mainland royal albatross colony. The best time to visit is from...
Yellow-Eyed Penguin Conservation Reserve
Activities include building nesting sites, caring for sick and injured birds, and trapping predators. Ninety-minute tours focus on...
Nature’s Wonders information
Lonely Planet review
Situated 1km past the albatross colony, and based on a sprawling coastal sheep farm, Nature’s Wonders runs one-hour tours taking in Stewart Island shags, NZ fur seals and yellow-eyed penguins. The tour is conducted in ‘go-anywhere’ Argos vehicles and is an exciting combo of improbable scenery and wildlife adventure.