Taiaroa Head in Albatross Centre - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama taken from one of the viewing areas of Taiaroa Head on the Otago Peninsula. This picture shows the rugged cliffs and coastline exposed to the open Pacific Ocean. People flock here to see the Royal Albatross, yellow-eyed penguins, seals, seal ions and various other animals.
Taiaroa Head in Albatross Centre - FURTHER INFORMATION
Taiaroa Head in Albatross Centre - Otago Peninsula visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Taiaroa Head in Albatross Centre' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Otago.
Taiaroa Head is at the at the far end of the Otago Peninsula on it is the only breeding colony of Royal Albatross to be found anywhere on a mainland in the world. Visitors can learn more about the albatross at the Royal Albatross Centre, and advance bookings can be made for guided tours of the colony.
Aside from the Royal Albatross, Taiaroa Head has much else to offer in terms of spectacular scenery, open ocean and wildlife. Visitors can also see yellow-eyed penguins, seals, sealions and, occasionally, elephant seals. A walkway allows visitors to explore the cliffs and hills around the centre, but Taiaroa Head itself is a protected and restricted area.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
The Royal Albatross Centre is at the far eastern end of the Otago Peninsula, at the end Harrington Point Road and just past Harrington Point, about 30km from Dunedin. There is car parking at the centre.