Shag Point / Matakaea

Yellow Eyed Penguins and Seal Viewing

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18 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 2.

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Harold Booy

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing rocks and lots of seals - very active.

Reviewed 11 months ago and experienced in January 2017

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Sam Howard

United Kingdom

Ranking: 4/10

Very tricky to get to in a camper. Also did not see any penguins as people were on the beach.

Reviewed 11 months ago and experienced in January 2017

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Christina

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice view, easy to find, we had a beautiful sunny day.

Reviewed about 1 year ago and experienced in December 2016

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Ulrich K

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

We were at first disappointed at the viewing house for the Yellow Eyed Penguins but you can also go to right along the fence before the house. A Yellow Eyed Penguin came and sat right beside us.

Reviewed about 1 year ago and experienced in October 2016

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Judy Aspinall

Ranking: 10/10

Seals, sea lions, penguins, oh my! Sunbathing, frolicking in the water and hamming it up for photos. Take the road to the lighthouse. Don't miss this!

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Lee Burdett

Ranking: 10/10

Well worth the 10 minute diversion off the main road. Lots & lots of seals sunbathing on the rocks.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Jorg Muller

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Quiet place with a lot of seals and penguins, definitely worth it.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in April 2016

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Roman and Liz

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

A lot of seals and you can get very close.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Max Brunner

Ranking: 9/10

A lot of seals but didn't see penguins.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Emma

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

DO NOT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY
This free attraction was by far the best thing I did in my 1 month visit to NZ!
Plentiful seals that you can get very close to
A real natural wildlife experience.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2015

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James Webster

Ranking: 10/10

Brilliant place to see seals, you can get super close without disturbing them.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Ma Za

Australia

Ranking: 7/10

A bit nervous driving the 4berth van down the road, but got to see some seals.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Anne and Steve Bartlett

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Off Main Road #1, lots of seals and great views.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in January 2014

18 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 2.

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Harold Booy

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing rocks and lots of seals - very active.

Reviewed 11 months ago and experienced in January 2017

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Sam Howard

United Kingdom

Ranking: 4/10

Very tricky to get to in a camper. Also did not see any penguins as people were on the beach.

Reviewed 11 months ago and experienced in January 2017

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Christina

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice view, easy to find, we had a beautiful sunny day.

Reviewed about 1 year ago and experienced in December 2016

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Ulrich K

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

We were at first disappointed at the viewing house for the Yellow Eyed Penguins but you can also go to right along the fence before the house. A Yellow Eyed Penguin came and sat right beside us.

Reviewed about 1 year ago and experienced in October 2016

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Judy Aspinall

Ranking: 10/10

Seals, sea lions, penguins, oh my! Sunbathing, frolicking in the water and hamming it up for photos. Take the road to the lighthouse. Don't miss this!

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Lee Burdett

Ranking: 10/10

Well worth the 10 minute diversion off the main road. Lots & lots of seals sunbathing on the rocks.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Avoid Camping Fines!

The only camping map where each location is approved by every regional council in NZ. So if it shows on the map, you’re allowed to stay.

The Rankers Camping NZ app, is also in association with…

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Jorg Muller

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Quiet place with a lot of seals and penguins, definitely worth it.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in April 2016

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Roman and Liz

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

A lot of seals and you can get very close.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Max Brunner

Ranking: 9/10

A lot of seals but didn't see penguins.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Emma

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

DO NOT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY
This free attraction was by far the best thing I did in my 1 month visit to NZ!
Plentiful seals that you can get very close to
A real natural wildlife experience.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2015

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James Webster

Ranking: 10/10

Brilliant place to see seals, you can get super close without disturbing them.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Ma Za

Australia

Ranking: 7/10

A bit nervous driving the 4berth van down the road, but got to see some seals.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Anne and Steve Bartlett

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Off Main Road #1, lots of seals and great views.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in January 2014