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Address: The Nuggets Road, Kaka Point, New Zealand
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Nice sealed road in to the small free car park area, with a toilet there. The tourist numbers have definitely increased over the years, and this may have caused reductions in the... read more

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New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice sealed road in to the small free car park area, with a toilet there. The tourist numbers have definitely increased over the years, and this may have caused reductions in the penguin population, especially with beach access granted during certain times of day. We have even seen visitors crawling around the banks of where they nest both here at... More 

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Owaka, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Your in for a true treat when you visit Roaring Bay, rare yellow eye penquin can be viewed from the DOC hide. Great viewing windows allow you to capture the early morning spectacle. Patience is key, listen to the chatter of these incredible birds. You won't be disappointed, we take tours here and the guests come away extremely happy having... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We had to wait for 1.5 hours, standing in a hide, until the penguins started to arrive about 7:30 pm or so. While we waited a conservation guide (at the hide) answered our questions about the lives of these penguins. It was well worth the wait. We watched as more and more penguins followed the first to arrive until there... More 

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Te Anau
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212 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

As a family we holidayed at Kaka Point for 20 years. Trips to Roaring bay and the Lighthouse were always a highlight. Disappointing now to see hordes of tourists head down to Roaring Bay to photograph a penguin. Its clear that penguin numbers have reduced and the large amount of visitors in this area clearly contributes.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Waited for two hours for a sighting and then saw a yellow eyed penguin coming home from a days fishing. Was very cool. Nugget point is an awesome place for views, and a chance to invoke some vertigo. If your anywhere near, make a detour to the point.

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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Penguins, simply stunning and an easy walk. If you like penguins this will make you happy. Very helpful DOC worker (volunteer) and a good hide to see them from.

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Otago Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

This Northern entrance point to the Catlins District, has many places to stop, enjoy the view, fish, swim, picnic or walk... unfortunately camping of any sort (even certified self contained) is not a welcomed activity in this district. Goodness knows why; because as well as being a very scenic and beautiful place with a very, very small population, the locals... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We stopped for a few minutes on our way through to Te Anau. Beautiful spot though freezing cold during winter

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Sydney
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80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

About an hour before dusk, we waited in the hide for some penguins to come ashore. One or two were spotted in the shore grass and the other "watchers" left. Shortly after, several arrived, in and along the shore before hitting the rocky beach. No so graceful on land, as they waddled and hopped over the stones on the beach.... More 

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Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

We arrive at Roaring Bay to try and see the Yellow Eyed Penguins and were not disappointed. On the walk down we spotted 2 penguins on the grass line on the beach. By the time we walked down to the hide, another Penguin emerged from the water and by the time we left, about an hour and a half later,... More 

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