Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony
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The Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony provides visitors with an opportunity to see little penguins in their natural environment. A tour during the day allows visitors to peek into the penguins’ nests, stroll through their habitat and learn about their fascinating lives. In the evening, visitors are captivated by watching the nightly arrival of penguins from their days’ fishing at sea.
The Colony is a tourism operation with a strong research and conservation focus. At the core of the operation is a long-term conservation programme that ensures the penguins are protected and that the population achieves long-term stability. An important and unique part of that conservation programme is the Colony's Research Scientist who is now one of New Zealand’s leading little penguin experts. The programme is not limited to work at the site however, but extends further afield to include protection and monitoring of penguins elsewhere within the region.
We are open to the public for Evening Viewing.
Doors open at 4:00pm, viewing begins at 5.15pm
If you are a Waitaki resident, please email us directly with proof of address to book: email@example.com
Book online here.
You can support our work by adopting a penguin or sponsoring our work: visit us here
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