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Penguin Place

Yellow-eyed penguin spotting

Yellow-eyed penguin

Penguin Place is a conservation reserve on private farmland dedicated to helping the endangered Yellow-Eyed Penguin survive.

You’ll need to book the 90-minute tours that include transport over to the east coast of the peninsula to hides that allow for close-up viewing of the penguins.

These little guys don’t live in a colony, but trudge inland up from the sea and beach to make solitary nests.

The best time to see them is late afternoon, when they come back from a day out fishing.

There’s no guarantee here, except that this is your best way of seeing a Yellow-eyed Penguin.

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Penguin Place

Otago Peninsula


Text © Craig McLachlan

Image by Kimberley Collins