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Learn about Marine Conservation with Dolphin Explorer
Conservation Week Open Mornings with Dolphin Explorer

Did you know you can see whales and dolphins right on Auckland's doorstep?

As part of the Department of Conservation's Conservation Week, enjoy free Open Mornings aboard the research vessel Dolphin Explorer - the perfect place to channel your inner marine biologist.

Take the opportunity to come down and check out the marine research and conservation that is happening right here in Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.

On the day:

  • Catch up with our Marine Biologist crew and find out what they do 
  • Find out about the latest research happening onboard and the results of recent studies
  • Discover how being a passenger on our safaris helps to contribute towards conservation
  • Meet the local marine ranger for Department of Conservation and find out how you can help look after marine mammals
  • Check out the captain's tech gear including VR, hydrophones and more
  • Competitions, spot prizes and safari specials for the afternoon's trip

Meet the crew opposite the New Zealand Maritime Museum, Viaduct Harbour (Auckland CBD) where you will be guided down to the Dolphin Explorer.

On 21 and 22 October, from 9.30 to 12.30pm, pop down to see the crew anytime during these hours.

This event is part of Conservation Week 2017 and only happens once a year so don't miss out.

Flat fee of $7 per day on weekends at Fanshawe Street carpark. Find out more.

Kids ride free on public transport on weekends and public holidays. Find out more

Last updated: 26 June 2019

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