These magnificent birds can be seen soaring in the skies above the centre.
A guided trip to a blind allows a good view of the nesting area. We watched a researcher as she approached a nest, the parent bird was not sure she/he approved. The parents take turns sitting on the nest while the other is out at sea hunting.
Here she had the chick, parent watches closely.
The chick is weighed and then returned to the nest. I could have spent all day but we had to make way for the next group.
After viewing the Albatross, we went to another area on the peninsula to see the Yellow-eyed Penguins.
New Zealand is a great place for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere to visit in our winter. It is especially nice for those of us who prefer hiking to skiing.
Find more great views of the world at That's my World, hosted for us by Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy, Louise and Sylvia.