Eden Café & Boat Hire is located on the end of the Otago Peninsula, close to the quiet, beautiful suburb of Dunedin, called Otakou. About 30 min drive from Dunedin centre.
Eden Café is a small coffee caravan, sitting on the side of the road, just off Wellers Rock. Lovely spot to have a rest, sit in front of the harbour, enjoy the peaceful view and wild life,while having a nice light meal or a good cup of coffee.
Join us for an exciting 1 hour cruise revealing the most spectacular birds & wildlife of the beautiful Otago Peninsula
- Little Blue Penguins, seals, sea lions, and a remarkable variety of sea birds including - The Royal Northern Albatross... the world's largest flying sea bird with a 3 meter wing span!!
The trip goes out from Weller's Rock wharf (about 45 min from Dunedin City) and goes all the way to Taiaroa Head to see the Royal Albatross.
Experience the Otago Peninsula wild life UP CLOSE!
Manu & Miri Douglas live on this location for a few years now. Manu grew up there and knows the area very well. Manu is our head sea kayaking guide. He has been living and breathing the sea all his life, knows how to read the sea conditions well, where to find the animals and how to get as close as possible to them, while keeping things safe and respecting the animals and nature at all times. Manu has a vast knowledge about the local wild life. He is the man to ask about all these amazing animals of our unique area.
If you want to take an even closer look at the wildlife we recommend taking one of our guided sea kayaking tours.
Paddling quietly near the animals in their natural habitat gives you a chance to get closer to them and spend more time doing so.
Our main tour is "The Wild Life Adventure Tour" where we take off from our shed on Wellers Rock and paddle all the way to Taiaroa Head. A round trip takes 1½ to 3 hours (depending on the fitness level and will of the client(s).
* NO EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED * SUITS ANY LEVEL OF FITNESS since we can take it really slowly. * Very experienced local guides with great knowledge * Stable single and double sea kayaks * Ideal location
On the way we are most likely to see Little Blue Penguins, Seals & Sea Lions, Shags (Cormorants), the Royal Albatross flying ,and many other birds and wild life.
The Royal Albatross is the biggest sea bird in the world. It's wings get up to 3 meters length when spread!! Watching them fly is an unforgettable experience. Taiaroa Heads is the only Albatross colony in the world, on the main land, where they can be viewed by the public.
Important things to have on the tour:
Sun block lotion
Water proof bags will be provided to protect valuables
And most importantly....good fun spirit !! *
How to get to us: From Dunedin drive towards Taiaroa Head past Portobello and you will see us on your right beside Eden Café, 2 km before Taiaroa Heads
Your Hosts: Manu & Miri Douglas
+64 3 4780 820
+64 21 134 6876
Sea Kayak: Adult NZ$ 75 Child under 12 NZ$ 55 Includes a free coffee and muffin from the Eden Café at the end of the trip
Cruises: Adult NZ$40 Child (5-12yrs old) NZ$20 Children under 5yrs - FREE.