4 Nature Tours

4 Nature Tours New Zealand specialise in personalised, small group guided nature tours around Dunedin’s scenic Otago Harbour, spectacular coastline, hidden beaches, unusual geology and enthralling ecosanctuary. Travel in comfort, at your own pace in “an awesome environment” and encounter nature in its broadest sense, with a thrilling array of our unusual and rare wildlife up close. Your friendly, knowledgeable local guide aims to make your tour "the highlight of your trip" to New Zealand. Relax as you are chauffeured through stunning scenery to see some of Otago’s hidden treasures in our comfortable, air conditioned vehicle. Experience many of the areas scenic and wildlife highlights whilst avoiding the crowds and delays of large group tours. Stay a little longer to enjoy that special encounter, stop when you want to take a photograph, move on when you want. 4 Nature Tours offer a "great personal service" to make your tour "a wonderful day, perfect!"

Book your 4 Nature Tour now or inquire about our flexible options here.

We offer a range of Full day or Half day tours to cater for various interests and abilities. Tours offered include:


Wildlife, Dunedin City and Scenic Highlights Tour:

This full day 4 Nature tour combines viewing the world's rarest penguins with the unique Moeraki Boulders, stunning scenery, an ancient rock gorge, magical Orokonui Ecosanctuary and Dunedin city highlights. This 4 Nature tour is aimed at cruise ship passengers and those who want to fit a bit of everything into their day.

Yellow Eyed Penguins and Moeraki Boulders Tour:

Encounter some of New Zealand's rare wildlife on this 4 Nature tour which combines viewing the world’s rarest penguin, marine wildlife and a wide variety of birds with the unique Moeraki Boulders, almost spherical rock formations, weighing several tons and up to three meters in diameter.

Organ Pipes, Orokonui Ecosanctuary, Sea Caves and Wetlands Walking Tour:

This 4 Nature tour includes a walk to the Organ Pipes, the birds and forest of Orokonui Ecosanctuary, a picturesque wetland, sea caves and stunning beaches. This full day 4 Nature tour is aimed at those able to walk on uneven ground and with a moderate level of fitness, who want to experience New Zealand’s unique wildlife up close and personal.

Orokonui Ecosanctuary, Scenic Coastline and Wetlands Strolling Tour:

This 4 Nature Tour includes many of the highlights of the walking tour but is tailored for those able to walk on well formed tracks and beaches who want to experience New Zealand’s unique wildlife at a gentler pace.

Bird Watching and Wildlife Tour:

This specialised 4 Nature tour is designed for those determined to try and view specific rare birds or reptiles.

Ecosanctuary and Waders Tour:

This half day tour is intended for those able to walk on uneven ground at a gentle pace, who want to experience some of the highlights of New Zealand’s unique wildlife up close and personal.

Tailor Made Tours:

Work with 4 Nature to make up your own unique itinerary from half day jaunts to multi-day packages.


Department of Conservation Approved

Enjoy the thrill of seeing a yellow eyed penguin chick.

The highly endangered takahe is at home in Orokonui Ecosanctuary to the delight of visitors.

There are only 263 takahe left in the world - fortunately two of them roam freely around Orokonui Ecosanctuary, to the delight of visitors.

Yellow eyed penguin the world's rarest penguin seen on 4 Nature tours

A Rare yellow eyed penguin rests in the shade.Moeraki Boulders.

Pied stilt seen at wetlands and beaches.

Dunedin railway station.