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A cold wait for penguins.

We gave up after about an hour, although we did see a seal. I guess you might get lucky sometimes... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
15natalieq
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Brisbane, Australia
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Little late

A seal was sunning itself on the beach, but unfortunately missed the penguins coming in. We got... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2018
422iana
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a stroll along the pathway, came across some birds on the way. Didn't see any Penguins due to the time we were there but dis see a couple of seals having a great time

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dmartz9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We gave up after about an hour, although we did see a seal. I guess you might get lucky sometimes but if it’s cold, I’d reconsider.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 15natalieq
Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

Turned up at 6pm and walked halfway along path to hide. Then waited.. and then yeaaa a penguin. Saw 4 in total. Fabulous!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank matthewl20
Reviewed 30 September 2018

We knew that we not visiting at the right time to see the Penguins but it was a great walk any way. It was interesting to see the breeding boxes so far away from the water and walk through the bush. the views over the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 993anitat
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

We were advised that for the time of year (sept sunset at 6.30) the penguins start coming on shore at 4 til about 5. We did not go all the way to the end of the path to the hide but about 2/3rd of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank smart_0ne
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

A seal was sunning itself on the beach, but unfortunately missed the penguins coming in. We got there about 6 with at most an hour of light left. You can only be on th he beach between 9am and 3pm. Great views down the coast...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 422iana
Reviewed 30 August 2018

On August 7, 2018 in the afternoon we were in this observatory to try to see yellow-eyed penguins, according to what they told us in the i-site they usually leave before nightfall, in fact they leave the beach at 3:00 p.m. Do not disturb the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Francisco R
Reviewed 31 July 2018

The lookout is a little far from the beach where the penguins nest, but you might be able to see them if you're lucky and it's free. You should go in the early morning or early evening. We saw two of them about an hour...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank apmaddox
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Go before sunrise or one hour before sunset. Don't expect to se crowds of penguins and see them closely. But still, it is a very beautiful place, and it's worth of seeing the penguins

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Josep G
Reviewed 26 April 2018

Went for a easy walk to Bushy Beach from Oamaru. Beautiful farms and animals along the way. Spend about 30 min at the look out and saw 4 yellow eyed penguins come out. Bring binocluars to see them properly. Keep of the beach after 3...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank peggyp1985
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