Blue Penguins Pukekura

Discover Kororā, the Little Blue Penguin, the world's smallest penguin, in their natural habitat - scurrying up to their cliff-face burrows at Pilots Beach on the Otago Peninsula.


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After a day at sea, the penguins congregate in groups known as "rafts" not far offshore where they often can be heard vocalising - usually short, loud squawks. At dusk penguins come ashore and make their way to their nests where they feed their chicks or roost.

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Access to Pilots Beach reserve is restricted from one hour before sunset to 8 a.m. year round. Access during this time is permitted only when on a guided tour.

Tour time is approximately half an hour before sunset check your booking confirmation for specific time.

Children $10 Adults $25 and Family $60

Blue Penguin Tiki Tour 'Bird Bus' available from Dunedin City - return daily.


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Physical address

Blue Penguins Pukekura, 1259 Harington Road, Harwood, Dunedin, Dunedin - Coastal Otago, 9077, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Tours begin at sunset every night. For tour times see
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $25.00
Other charges:
Family $60

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