Royal albatross centre


At the tip of the Otago Peninsula sits the Royal Albatross Centre, the only mainland breeding colony of Royal Albatross in the world.

From the magnificent observatory, you get an opportunity to view the Albatross up close and raising their chicks. The knowledgeable guides share the history of the Centre, and you’ll learn all about the life cycle of the majestic birds.

The Royal Albatross Centre is also home to Fort Taiaroa and the Armstrong Disappearing Gun, built to protect from the threat of a Russian invasion in the 1880’s!

The Royal Albatross Centre is a fantastic experience that shouldn’t be missed for any wildlife lover.


The Royal Albatross Centre can be visited as part of the following tours: