Yellow Eyed Penguin Conservation...

Yellow Eyed Penguin Conservation Reserve


19 Rankers Reviews

17 Face-to-Face

18 Penguin Watching

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Penguin Place

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South IslandCoastal OtagoDunedin


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Showing 8 reviews of 16.

Katrawa's avatar



Ranking: 8/10

Only a few penguins can be seen, 8 in 3 hours, but nicer experience than Oamaru.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in February 2012

Beeny's avatar



Ranking: 7/10

Very enjoyable as we were fortunate enough to see returning adults on the beach and also feeding young at close quarters from our hide. However, aware that you could go and see very little. Guide knowledgeable and helpful.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Hartmut Vogt


Ranking: 7/10

Don't visit during the day, very few Penguins. Better in the afternoon, nice staff, its for a good cause so price OK.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

ccthornton100's avatar


United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Conservation of penguins habitat a priority, so the walkways are embedded into the ground and camoflaged. Walking is easy and photos can be taken up close without disturbing the birds. We had good views of them in their shelters and the guide was v knowledgable and answered all our questions.
Well worth the money to know these endangered penguins are being cared for.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Nicky and Andy Prescott

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Before dusk, you get to see the penguins walking in from the sea waddling across the beach and climbing the hill to their nests. So cute!

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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MundschanGermany's avatar



Ranking: 10/10

2 guided tour on Otago Peninsula, watching for seals + yellow eyed penguins. Guide was prepared excellent and found the right mix between explaining and just giving time to look

Reviewed over 12 years ago and experienced in March 2009

ChrisD's avatar



Ranking: 10/10

Having the world's rarest penguins come up to our car in a DOC reserve.

Reviewed over 12 years ago and experienced in March 2009

JohannaB's avatar



Ranking: 8/10

Nice walk, nice ranger explains everything, but go there in breed seasons -> otherwise just few penguins.

Reviewed over 12 years ago and experienced in March 2009