The Royal Albatross Centre
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BEEBOUN
Nouvelle-Calédonie62 contributions
5,0 sur 5 bulles
mai 2023 • En couple
Très très intéressant !
Accueil au top personnel disponible, la meilleure saison c'est de septembre à avril, hélas en mai il ne restait que sept jeunes.
Le guide à été très professionnel et charmant.
Écrit le 26 mai 2023
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AGM9
Lausanne, Suisse1 378 contributions
3,0 sur 5 bulles
janv. 2023
Nous avons été un peu déçu de cette visite. Nous n’avons vu que quelques nids d’albatros, avec la femelle en train de couver. Aucun mâle à l’horizon et aucun de ces majestueux oiseaux en train de voler. Mais la vue depuis ce site sur la mer et les collines est très belle.
Écrit le 6 mars 2023
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JPCAST
Leers, France96 contributions
4,0 sur 5 bulles
mars 2020
Très beau site permettant de voir des albatros ainsi que de beaux spécimens de pingouins. La visite de l'exposition vaut le détour
Écrit le 25 avril 2020
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Robert M
Aix-en-Provence, France64 contributions
5,0 sur 5 bulles
mars 2019 • En couple
Une visite super intéressante avec un guide qui connaît bien le fonctionnement de ce centre qui protège toute une zone où nichent les albatros. A recommander.
Écrit le 31 mars 2019
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Kia ora and thanks for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate your great feedback and encouragement to others to meet the amazing albatross at the world's only mainland breeding colony - it is a wonderful experience and we love sharing it with our visitors! Our team takes pride in making the albatross experience an excellent excursion and we are glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Thanks for supporting us by taking a tour. Your tour fees go to a good cause - for conservation and education programmes to help look after this amazing wildlife sanctuary. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday and safe travels back to France! Laura, Visitor Host, Royal Albatross Centre, Otago Peninsula Trust Enterprises PRESERVING AND ENHANCING OTAGO PENINSULA SINCE 1967
Écrit le 6 avril 2019
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patrick b
Saint-Raphaël, France121 contributions
3,0 sur 5 bulles
janv. 2019 • En couple
entrée et sortie par la boutique de souvenirs, quelques explications et un film de présentation, puis direction une tour d'observation qui donne sur 2 albatros qui dorment, au bas de la colline, une famille de jeunes albatros. l'intéressant aurait été de voir les albatros voler pour juger de l'envergure comme cela a lieu dans les visites de parcs d'aigles
Écrit le 5 février 2019
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Kia ora and thank you for your review. Sorry that you felt the albatross tour didn't meet your expectations. Activity at the colony is different each day as wildlife go about their natural behaviours, we cannot guarantee what people will see each tour. We can currently offer a 100% chance to see albatross – we have 3 nests on view and an additional opportunity to see flying albatross if there is a good breeze and they are flying - we're also seeing young albatross courting and 'partying'. We are very lucky that we are able to access the nature reserve and share it with our visitors. The Royal Albatross Centre offers visitors the only chance to easily access a close-up experience of an albatross breeding colony. The activity is different every day, all year around as albatross court, breed and raise their chicks. The albatross guided tour offers an informative, knowledgeable hosted experience for the limited number of visitors that are permitted by the Department of Conservation to access the colony. This includes a video, explanation of and insights into the lives of albatross, exclusive viewing from on the wildlife reserve with special access to the world’s only mainland Royal Albatross breeding colony. The cost of the tour contributes to the stewardship of the Albatross. It enables the Otago Peninsula Trust, which manages the Royal Albatross Centre to continue to offer albatross experiences to the public, to offer education programmes to children, free interactive displays contributing to understanding of the peninsula wildlife and ecosystem for visitors and to continue in its role "To preserve and enhance the Otago Peninsula". A portion of the tour fees goes to the Te Poari a Pukekura and supports the management groups role as guardians of the headland. As a kaitiaki of the headland we are primarily driven by the conservation of all the species that call Pukekura home, including the Royal Albatross at the world's only mainland albatross breeding colony. We love to share this special place and unique wildlife experiences with our visitors. We very much value to contribution that visitors are able to make to this precious wildlife sanctuary by supporting the Royal Albatross Centre's tours and activities. There are occasional times that visitors may not see Albatross flying. We endeavour to provide visitors to the headland with an understanding of the chance of seeing albatross and to provide a wonderful and engaging experience on our guided tours. As well as understanding more about albatross there is an amazing array of other wildlife the visitor may see - and the views of the harbour, ocean and landscape from the viewing areas at the reserve are breath-taking. We hope you come again to visit the Royal Albatross, and take the chance to see what the Albatross are up to next time. Sophie Marketing Manager, Royal Albatross Centre, Otago Peninsula Trust Enterprises PRESERVING AND ENHANCING OTAGO PENINSULA SINCE 1967
Écrit le 6 février 2019
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Stephanie W
Orléans, France46 contributions
3,0 sur 5 bulles
mars 2018 • En couple
Le prix d’entrée est trop élevé pour la prestation!!!! On a payé 50$ pour 10mns d’explications, 20mns de film et 30mns derrière une vitre pour au final observer avec des jumelles 4 petits albatross dont un avec un parent, et 4 qui volaient!! C’est vraiment dommage. On est resté sur notre fin.
Écrit le 13 mars 2018
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Kia ora and thank you for your review. The cost of the tour contributes to the stewardship of the Albatross. It enables the Otago Peninsula Trust, which manages the Royal Albatross Centre to continue to offer albatross experiences to the public, to offer education programmes to children, free interactive displays contributing to understanding of the peninsula wildlife and ecosystem for visitors and to continue in its role "To preserve and enhance the Otago Peninsula". A portion of the tour fees goes to the Department of Conservation and supports the department's role as wildlife guardians and for their management and care of the albatross at the colony. The $50 cost for the one-hour tour or $55 cost for the 90-minute tour compares very reasonably with other NZ tour attractions - and as this is run by a not-for-profit trust you can be assured that the tour revenue is being used for a great cause! By taking a tour, visitors are contributing to the care and conservation of these species – we are the only operator that submits funds to the Department of Conservation for Royal Albatross viewing. Otago Peninsula Trust is NZ's first charitable conservation trust, which was set up in 1967 to 'preserve and enhance Otago Peninsula'. Our Annual Report is available online for anyone to view to see how funds are used and the good work we carry out; Trust members have membership privileges, we also offer special prices for families and days where locals can visit for very special prices. We run education programmes for school children at a minimal cost for the pupils. In 2016 we have hosted around 1500 students. The Trust has also donated over $11,000 of free tickets to help schools, charities and good causes fundraise. The Royal Albatross Centre itself, with its comprehensive historical and educational displays, videos, toilets, cafe, gift shop is free to access for everyone. This is only made possible by the Trust's activities. As you will appreciate, it costs a significant amount to run a centre like this 364 days a year. We very much value all the contributions people make so that the Trust is able to offer this access and facilities to everyone year-round. The cost of providing water and toilets to guests is about $100,000 per annum as water and sewage have to be trucked in and out of the headland. We very much value any contribution that visitors are able to make to this precious wildlife sanctuary by supporting the Royal Albatross Centre's tours and activities. All the best, Ashleigh, Assistant Manager of Operations, Royal Albatross Centre
Écrit le 14 mars 2018
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BB988
Noumea, New Caledonia110 contributions
5,0 sur 5 bulles
août 2017 • En couple
Le centre propose une visite du site avec les Albatros en liberté, sur leur zone de vie. C'est magnifique de les voir évoluer dans leur milieu naturel. Votre visite, dans le respect des consignes du centre nous permettra de voir encore longtemps ces animaux.
Écrit le 27 août 2017
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Kia ora and thanks for taking the time to write a review. Thanks for supporting us by taking a tour. There is the chance for great viewing at the moment, with 2-4 chicks on view, albatross chicks to see and breeding adults coming and going. Our team love sharing their knowledge and stories of the albatross and introducing visitors to the 'Royals of Taiaroa'. It is indeed a special and unique experience to be able to view these magnificent wild birds in their natural habitat and see the world’s only mainland breeding colony of Royal Albatross close up. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday! All the best, Ashleigh Compton
Écrit le 1 septembre 2017
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JMC33200
Bordeaux, France28 contributions
3,0 sur 5 bulles
févr. 2017 • En solo
N'y allez pas en Février, vous ne verrez rien, c'est la période de nidification
Aucun intérêt et dont on voit bien que cette visite n'a qu'un seul but de récupérer de l'argent pour peut-être une cause fort louable et qui se termine en queue de poisson par la visite d'un canon !!!
Écrit le 5 mars 2017
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Kia ora and thanks for taking the time to write a review. Thanks for supporting us by taking a tour. It is hard to understand your review as there is the chance for great viewing at the moment, with 3-5 nests on view with guaranteed albatross chicks in view plus the chance to see adolescents back at the colony and socialising. There is the chance to see albatross fly, this is often dependent on the wind, perhaps there was absolutely none when you visited. . Our team love sharing their knowledge and stories of the albatross and introducing visitors to the 'Royals of Taiaroa'. It is indeed a special and unique experience to be able to view these magnificent wild birds in their natural habitat and see the world’s only mainland breeding colony of Royal Albatross close up. Your tour fees do go to a good cause - for conservation and education programmes to help look after this amazing wildlife sanctuary. A portion of the tour fees goes to the Pukekura Trust and supports the Trust's role as guardians of the headland. Our Otago Peninsula Trust is NZ's first charitable conservation trust, which was set up in 1967 to 'preserve and enhance Otago Peninsula'. As well as supporting conservation, pest control, habitat restoration and visitor facilities we also offer special prices and days for families to enable greater access and appreciation to the colony. We run education programmes for school children at a minimal cost for the pupils; in 2016 we hosted around 1500 students. The Trust also donates over $11,000 of free tickets annually to help schools, charities and good causes fundraise. The Royal Albatross Centre itself, with it's comprehensive historical and educational displays, videos, toilets, cafe, gift shop is free to access for everyone. This is only made possible by the Trust's activities. As you will appreciate, it costs a significant amount to run a centre like this 364 days a year. We very much value all the contributions people make so that the Trust is able to offer this access and facilities to everyone year round. The cost of providing water and toilets to guests is about $100,000 per annum as water and sewage have to be trucked in and out of the headland. Thank you so much for your support of our Trust. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday! All the best Sophie, Marketing Manager, Otago Peninsula Trust Enterprises PRESERVING AND ENHANCING OTAGO PENINSULA SINCE 1967
Écrit le 7 mars 2017
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FDK14
Noumea, Nouvelle-Calédonie100 contributions
2,0 sur 5 bulles
janv. 2017 • En famille
Le centre eSt complet et nous informe bien sûr l albatros, mais la visite d 1 heure pour voir les albatros peut être décevante. Nous n avons vu que des albatros poses au loin, depuis un observatoire derrière une vitre. Alors que le soir de retour à proximité du centre, nous avons vu les albatros voler, ce qui est plus intéressant. La prestation M a parut chere pour 2 adultes et 2 enfants de moins de 5 ans.
Écrit le 15 janvier 2017
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Kia ora and thank you for your review. Sorry that you felt the albatross tour didn't meet your expectations. Activity at the colony is different each day as wildlife go about their natural behaviours, we cannot guarantee what people will see each tour. We do offer guaranteed viewing for the breeding season as the Richdale Observatory opened 24th November after the nest establishment period - we are pleased to report four to six Albatross nests in view of the observatory. We are very lucky that we are able to access the nature reserve and share it with our visitors. We do offer a discount for children, children are less than half the price of adults, we also offer a discounted family pass. The Royal Albatross Centre offers visitors the only chance to easily access a close up experience of an albatross breeding colony. The activity is different every day, all year around as albatross court, breed and raise their chicks. The colony – the world’s only mainland breeding colony of Royal Albatross - consists of around 250 birds. The birds of breeding age breed every second year. One year to breed, one year to recover. For the 2016/17 breeding season we have seen 145 returned albatross altogether, these are counted from September 1. These consist of birds that have come back to check their offspring have left (Sept/Oct), our approximately 70 birds that breed each year Sept/Oct onwards, birds that ‘keep company’ during Oct/Nov, returning adolescents (usually 6-10 years old) Dec/April and new chicks (late January onwards) – the viewing is different every day and every month. Currently there are 30 nests althogether and are excited about our hopes for their breeding success this season with 29 fertile eggs due to hatch soon. The albatross guided tour offers an informative, knowledgeable hosted experience for the limited number of visitors that are permitted by the Department of Conservation to access the colony. This includes a video, explanation of and insights into the lives of albatross, exclusive viewing from on the wildlife reserve with special access to the world’s only mainland Royal Albatross breeding colony. The seagulls you mention are red-billed gulls, they are actually more endangered than the albatross. We are very fortunate and privileged to have a breeding colony of them here, the only colony in NZ not in decline. The cost of the tour contributes to the stewardship of the Albatross. It enables the Otago Peninsula Trust, which manages the Royal Albatross Centre to continue to offer albatross experiences to the public, to offer education programmes to children, free interactive displays contributing to understanding of the peninsula wildlife and ecosystem for visitors and to continue in its role "To preserve and enhance the Otago Peninsula". A portion of the tour fees goes to the Department of Conservation and supports the department's role as wildlife guardians and for their management and care of the albatross at the colony. As a kaitiaki of the headland we are primarily driven by the conservation of all the species that call Pukekura home, including the Royal Albatross at the world's only mainland albatross breeding colony. We love to share this special place and unique wildlife experiences with our visitors. We very much value to contribution that visitors are able to make to this precious wildlife sanctuary by supporting the Royal Albatross Centre's tours and activities. We cannot guarantee viewing; there are occasional times that visitors may not see Albatross. We endeavour to provide visitors to the headland with an understanding of the chance of seeing albatross and their flying – usually around whether there is enough wind for them – and to provide a wonderful and engaging experience on our guided tours. As well as understanding more about albatross there is an amazing array of other wildlife the visitor may see - and the views of the harbour, ocean and landscape from the viewing areas at the reserve are breathtaking. Hope you come again to visit the Royal Albatross, and take the chance to see what the Albatross are up to next time. A favourite time is after hatching when the chicks are on view and the parents coming to and fro to feed them. All the best Sophie, Marketing Manager, Otago Peninsula Trust Enterprises PRESERVING AND ENHANCING OTAGO PENINSULA SINCE 1967
Écrit le 17 janvier 2017
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Nancy00009999
Victoriaville, Canada1 contribution
2,0 sur 5 bulles
janv. 2017 • En couple
Le mandat du Centre est louable et leurs efforts pour aider la cause des albatros semblent porter fruits. Par contre, les visiteurs sont exploités. Comme à plusieurs endroits en Nouvelle Zélande, nous sommes repartis déçus pour l'argent que nous avions choisi d'y consacrer : 160$ pour voir les albatros et les pingouins bleus. C'est quand même une somme importante. Nous avons eu droit à un petit 30 minutes avec quelques albatros et la seule façon de voir les pingouins étaient de jouer du coude tellement il y avait de monde. Ce n'est pas du tout mon genre. C'était très désagréable.

C'est dommage, car les installations sont intéressantes et pourraient permettre une plus grande appréciation de la visite. Mais l'argent semble trop important pour limiter le nombre de visiteurs.
Écrit le 11 janvier 2017
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Kia ora and thank you for your review. As a kaitiaki of the headland we are primarily driven by the conservation of all the species that call Pukekura home, including the Royal Albatross at the world's only mainland albatross breeding colony. We love to share this special place and unique wildlife experiences with our visitors. Otago Peninsula Trust is NZ's first charitable trust, which was set up in 1967 to 'preserve and enhance Otago Peninsula'. Our Annual Report is available online for anyone to view to see how funds are used and the good work we carry out; Trust members have membership privileges, we also offer special prices for families and days where locals can visit for very special prices. We run education programmes for school children at a minimal cost for the pupils. The Royal Albatross Centre itself, with it's comprehensive historical and educational displays, videos, toilets, cafe, gift shop is free to access for everyone. This is only made possible by the Trust's activities. As you will appreciate, it costs a significant amount to run a centre like this 364 days a year. We very much appreciate all the contributions people make so that the Trust is able to offer this access and facilities to everyone year round. The albatross guided tour offers an informative, knowledgeable hosted experience for the limited number of visitors that are permitted by the Department of Conservation to access the colony. This includes a video, explanation of and insights into the lives of albatross, exclusive viewing from on the wildlife reserve and the only chance visitors have to easily access a close up experience of an albatross breeding colony. The activity is different every day, all year around as albatross court, breed and raise their chicks. We have 29 fertile nests and 4-6 in view of our exclusive observatory. There are over 20 species of wildlife that live at Pukekura, the observatory allows viewing of this wildlife too – and magnificent views of Otago Harbour and Peninsula. The cost of the tour contributes to the stewardship of the Albatross. It enables the Otago Peninsula Trust, which manages the Royal Albatross Centre to continue to offer albatross experiences to the public, to offer education programmes to children, free interactive displays contributing to understanding of the peninsula wildlife and ecosystem for visitors and to continue in its role "To preserve and enhance the Otago Peninsula". A portion of the tour fees goes to the Department of Conservation and supports the department's role as wildlife guardians and for their management and care of the albatross at the colony. The $50 cost for the one hour tour or $55 cost for the 90 minute tour compares very reasonably with other NZ tour attractions - and as this is run by a not-for-profit trust you can be assured that the tour revenue is being used for a great cause! Blue Penguins Pukekura is a joint venture between the Korako Karetai Trust and the Otago Peninsula Trust who agreed to establish an accord to manage the environmental, historical and amenity values of the area known as Takiharuru Pilots Beach at Pukekura Taiaroa Head. The kororā little blue penguin tour is hosted by local guides who share their cultural history and welcome guests to their area, Takiharuru Pilots Beach, which is of historical and current significance to the descendants of Korako Karetai. The values are: • Protection, conservation and enhancement of the area known as Takiharuru Pilots Beach for the benefit of its flora and fauna, and in particular the kororā blue penguin colony established there; • Enhancing the cultural and ecological visitor experience of the area. For Manawhenua (people of the land), Takiharuru (Pilots Beach) is a sacred and special place (wāhi tapu, wāhi tāoka). Chief Karetai, local paramount chief and signatory to the Treaty of Waitangi, lived out his final years on the headland overlooking the beach. The descendants of Karetai maintain a strong whakapapa link to this whenua (land). As Manawhenua the descendants of Karetai have a connection to the flora, fauna and environs of Takiharuru. This connection extends to the role of Kaitiakitaka (guardianship) for the whenua and species associated with it. Manawhenua have special relationships with all species considered to be Tāoka (Treasured), with particular interests towards albatross, whales, sharks and of course penguins. In the spirit of Rangatirataka (cultural leadership) this area is shared with manuhiri (visitors) as a pathway towards regenerating the land, protecting the local wildlife and providing a sustainable environment for locals, whānau (family) and mokopuna (generations to come). Our team hopes that this explanation leads to greater understanding for visitors of the cultural and spiritual significance of the area and the wildlife within. We very much value to contribution that visitors are able to make to this precious wildlife sanctuary by supporting the Royal Albatross Centre's tours and activities. All the best Sophie, Marketing Manager, Otago Peninsula Trust Enterprises PRESERVING AND ENHANCING OTAGO PENINSULA SINCE 1967
Écrit le 17 janvier 2017
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