Nature's Wonders

  • Port

    Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand

  • Activity Level


  • Excursion Type

    Jeep 4-Wheel-Drive ATV, Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Starting At


  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 4 hours

  • Meals Included


Departing Port Chalmers, you will pass along the shores of Otago Harbour and Sawyers Bay to Dunedin. From there you will continue out to Otago Peninsula and along the pretty coastline to Taiaroa Head. Taiaroa Head is unique for the diversity of wildlife that abounds on this small headland. Historically, it was used by the Maori people as a defensive retreat long before being fortified by European settlers in the 1880s.

At Taiaroa Head board an 8-wheel-drive vehicle, known as an Argo, for a scenic off-road journey to view some of the Otago Peninsula’s most spectacular wildlife inhabitants.

Highlights include seeing the New Zealand fur seals that live on the rocks, and the sea lions that are naturally sand dwellers.

Enjoy the thrill of the ride on the Argo that takes you places other vehicles would find difficult to access, then swap to a mini-coach to enjoy a different perspective on your return through the property.

Return to the ship taking the Otago Peninsula’s High Road, if road conditions allow.


Tour may vary. The tour at Natures Wonders is one way by Argo and one way by minibus. The Argo ride carries six guests and the approximately 15 minute ride is across open countryside, involving some steep and bumpy off-road driving. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed.