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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
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
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
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
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
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
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