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Our Blue Penguins nest close to town under the cliffs along the Historic Harbour foreshore.
During the day penguins are not walking around on land, they are either out at sea fishing or hiding away in their nesting burrows. Our day tours take you behind the scenes into the penguins breeding area where you may see the penguins up close in their burrows. Our penguin numbers vary from day to day so just ask one of our friendly staff how many they can guarantee you will see.
Evening viewing is when you will get to see the penguins arrive home from their days fishing, walk up the stony ramp in front of you and cross into the breeding colony.
We have tours running from 10am to late so stop by and visit Oamaru's most unique residents.
Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony, Waterfront Road, Oamaru, Waitaki, 9400, New Zealand.
- Business hours:
- 10am to one hour after dusk
- Months of operation:
- All months of the year
Pricing and Conditions
|Adult||$10.00 - $45.00|
- Other charges:
- Combo options and family passes are also available