Pricing and Conditions

Adult $20.00 - $58.00
(16 year(s) and under)
$10.00 - $35.00
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The penguins return home from their day's fishing, make their way onto the beach, up a stony ramp, and cross into the Colony. You will be informed about the lives of the penguins during a commentary delivered by one of our guides. From the General Entry grandstand you will see the penguins from about 10-15 metres away. In the Premium Viewing, you have individual seating which makes the experience more comfortable and you can view the penguins from only a few metres away. When you make your way out to the grandstand you will enter into the breeding colony on a boardwalk and walk among their nesting burrows. Premium viewing is restricted to only 60 seats so bookings are advised.

Opening times

Business hours:
Day Entry 1 pm to 7pm. October - March Evening viewing begins between 7pm and 9pm and finishes between 8.30pm - 11.00pm. April - September Evening viewing begins between 5pm and 6.30 pm and finishes between 7pm and 8.30pm.
Months of operation:
All months of the year


17 Waterfront Road, Oamaru, New Zealand.

decisions Proximity to town:
The colony is in Oamaru.

Language support

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  Written Spoken
Chinese (Simplified) NO YES
Chinese (Traditional) NO YES

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