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Roaring Bay

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The Nuggets Road, Kaka Point, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great little walk with the kids and we got to see some seals. Superb views! Highly recommend to stop it. We did not see the penguins but you can in the morning or evening.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LoloMacky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We waited about an hour and were rewarded when one little penguin appeared out of the sea around 6.30 pm. Spent a bit of time preening and walking up the beach and onto the rocks before disappearing into the bush

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NZerLovestoTravel
Reviewed 15 December 2018

We visited the penguin blind twice. The first time we went about 1 1/2 hours before dusk. The folks leaving the blind pointed out one penguin who had just came in. After 20 minutes, the next penguin came in. The adorable creature spent about 20...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank VT_Travelerx2
Reviewed 8 December 2018

We were determined to see some penguins after lucking out in Oamaru. We arrived at the hide before dusk and after outwaiting most others there we were rewarded to see two hoiho returning to their burrows. The second bird waited among the rocks on the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gavatron07
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We went a sunny calm day and it was stunning, but I imagine the waves would be really impressive in raining windy condition.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tennille S
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Having read several reviews on TripAdvisor it seems that many people miss these rare but quite large penguins altogether or see only one or two coming back to the beach around dusk. A MUCH more reliable way to see these penguins is to arrive at...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank WFKtravels
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Roaring Bay is located between Kaka Point and Nugget Point, which are just minutes apart and together can offer a very rewarding visit. Roaring Bay, itself, is of particular interest for its rare yellow-eyed penguins, but good luck seeing them. A very nice hide (wooden...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank IN_Travelers47906
Reviewed 27 March 2018

we enjoyed this despite not seeing penguins, great views and nice beaches for play for the kids. Worth seeing.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank susanL7308PL
Reviewed 5 March 2018

It's a short walk from the car park to the hide, from where you can see yellow-eyed penguins. They go into the sea early morning and return at dusk. There's a well-positioned hide (building to hide you from the penguins) with windows that open, and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Joy H
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Roaring Bay offers the oportunity to see the yellow eyed penguin in its natural habitat but you have to patient and visit at the right times (the timing will depend on when in the year you visit). We were also very lucky to have a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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10 April 2017|
Response from Found_Lost_Key |
Hi there, Best viewing for April is after 4pm.. Good luck :-)