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45 Pakihau Road | Otago Peninsula, Dunedin 9077, New Zealand
+64 3-478 0286
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While we did see one yellow eyed penguin and chick in its nest (and a few blue penguins), unfortunately the yellow eyes are in decline in large part due to disease so take this into account when you visit. This seems to be the case elsewhere e.g Pohatu Penguins have not see
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Penguin Place is a private refuge for Yellow Eyed Penguins, whose population has been decimated by feral non-native preditors. These non social penguins naturally nest in bushes far from their neighbors – so are hard to see. They are very skittish and come out only at dusk &
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We booked the tour to penguin place with our cruise ship and it was well worth it. The guides are very knowledgeable and passionate on the endangered animals they study. The walk along peninsula provides beautiful vistas and plenty of wildlife aside from penguin.
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Response from penguinplace45, Front Office Manager at Penguin Place
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for visiting and supporting our project here at Penguin place, we are glad you enjoyed your experience here with us.
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We had done our round of beaches looking for these penguins and decided to go to Penguin Place to see them for sure. The penguin tours pay for the penguin rehab facility that they run. There was a young yellow eyed penguin and a fjordland penguin in the rehab and these were our
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Response from penguinplace45, Front Office Manager at Penguin Place
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for visiting and supporting our project. As our tour is wildlife it is unknown what you will see and at what distant, we do recommend binoculars if you have them and there are scopes throughout the reserve but it is not always necessary.
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We called and they guaranteed that we'd we yellowed-eyed penguins. We did - in their rehab center for recovering birds. The guide was informative but the tour of the hills over the beach area was disappointing at best. We saw a couple of seals, some ducks and got to look is a
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