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Time: 20 minutes return

Yellow-eyed penguins/hōiho can be viewed from the hide when they come ashore in the late afternoon. To avoid disturbing these endangered penguins, please do not go down to the beach after 3pm. Sea lions/pakake can also sometimes be seen on the beach.

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3 reviews with the most recent first

Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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Max Brunner

Ranking: 10/10

Cool. Watch penguins from a distance. Come in the late afternoon to evening for most penguins.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Florent Peytavy

Ranking: 7/10

We saw 3 penguins late in the afternoon. We only can see them far away to be sure we don't disturb them.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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B D

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Super hide out. Saw several yellow pinguens camping though the surf. By coincidence we saw the ranger get a sick pinguen from the Beach, so we Got to ser it Close up.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

3 reviews with the most recent first

Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

Max Brunner's avatar

Max Brunner

Ranking: 10/10

Cool. Watch penguins from a distance. Come in the late afternoon to evening for most penguins.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

Conservation Campsite Pass

Save up to 70% on campsite fees! Support conservation and experience the natural beauty of NZ. 93 Department of Conservation campsites, one convenient pass.

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Florent Peytavy's avatar

Florent Peytavy

Ranking: 7/10

We saw 3 penguins late in the afternoon. We only can see them far away to be sure we don't disturb them.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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B D

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Super hide out. Saw several yellow pinguens camping though the surf. By coincidence we saw the ranger get a sick pinguen from the Beach, so we Got to ser it Close up.

Reviewed over 4 years ago