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The Royal Albatross Centre of New Zealand (1 Viewer)


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If anyone ventures to New Zealand on a cruise liner most cruises if not all, go to the South Island.
Now down there at the bottom of the world there is a city called Dunedin. Very beautiful and seems designed for cruise liners.
When sailing away from Dunedin and rounding the Atago point to sail south, on the right-hand side in a grassy field, the ship passes by the famous Royal Albatross colony.

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Firstly showing where Dunedin is at the bottom of the South Island
Secondly to show where the Royal Albatross Centre is on Atago point on the Harington Peninsula.

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Now numbers of these birds have dropped alarmingly due to climate change affecting their habitat, overfishing and long-line fish hooks.
I took this shot of the seemingly thin numbers.
By car one can visit the Centre situated behind this hill, to see the full story.
I hope this was of interest and apologies to any Kiwis offended that Aussies are visiting this sacred place.
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I enjoyed a visit to the Royal Albatross Centre while staying in Dunedin for a few nights on my first round New Zealand road trip in 2015.
joke alert - I guess anyone’s money (even an Aussie's) can be used for conservation ;)
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