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Penguin Watching

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2 white flippered penguin chicks ready to go back at sea

Come on a tour of the largest colony of Little penguin on mainland New Zealand. We have over 1300 breeding pairs.

South IslandCanterburyBanks Peninsula

Yellow eyed penguins waddling through the petrified forest

Watch penguins return to their nesting grounds.

South IslandSouthlandWaikawa

Shag Point / Matakaea

Yellow Eyed Penguins and Seal Viewing

South IslandCoastal OtagoPalmerston

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The beach at Sandfly Bay

Sandfly Bay Walk

Otago Peninsula

1 hour return - Yellow Eyed Peguins & lots of Sea Lions

South IslandCoastal OtagoDunedin

South IslandCoastal OtagoDunedin

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    Save 10% on wildlife cruises and tours

    Save money and have fun spotting southern wildlife on the Otago Peninsula. Five-time Top Ranked Awards winner for Penguin Watching.

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Monro Beach - Look for Penguins!

1 hr 15 mins return

South IslandWest CoastHaast

Moeraki Boulders

Penguin + Seal Viewing. Time: From 20 mins to 1 hour

South IslandCoastal OtagoOamaru

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One of  Dunedin's most remote beaches

Time - 1 to 2 hours return

South IslandCoastal OtagoDunedin

Time: 20 minutes return

South IslandSouthlandOwaka

Otago Peninsula

Time: 1 - 3 hrs depending on track choice.

South IslandCoastal OtagoDunedin

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South IslandCoastal OtagoDunedin

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    Save 10% viewing Hoiho (Yellow Eyed Penguins)

    Save money and have fun viewing these funky penguins at an inspirational conservation project. Entirely funded by penguin tours on the reserve, it's a win/win for all.

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South IslandCoastal OtagoOamaru

Traveller Tip

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Believe what people tell you, you really don't need everything you have packed. If you need anything, second hand shops, Savemart, have the answer. I wish I had listened. There is one just north of Hamilton

Pilots Beach

Tairoa Head - Little Blue Penguin Viewing

South IslandCoastal OtagoPortobello