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Penguin Place

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45 Pakihau Road | Otago Peninsula, Dunedin 9077, New Zealand
+64 3-478 0286
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Penguin Place is a private conservation effort to help save the world's most endangered penguin, the Yellow Eyed Penguin. Visitors are taken on guided walking tours through a unique system of trenches and hides to view the penguins undisturbed at close range. Penguin Place is funded 100% by the support of our visitors, this funding enables habitat restoration, predator control, a research programme and on-site rehabilitation for sick, starving and wounded penguins. It is our hope that through our efforts, the future of this rare and wonderful penguin will be assured.
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45 Pakihau Road | Otago Peninsula, Dunedin 9077, New Zealand
+64 3-478 0286
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time there and were lucky enough to see six penguins on our tour. They can't garante that you will see any, as the penguins are free to come and go, but that gives you the chance to see them in their...More

Thank Daniela S
penguinplace, Manager at Penguin Place, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our tour, we appreciate the effort :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you enjoy nature and love penguins then don't miss this adventure! Try to go near the end of the day so you can see the Penguins come onto shore. We saw 4 penguins come onto shore. The company is committed to conservation and doing...More

Thank Worldismyoyster1070
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yellow eyed penguin found only in the nz. The view is almost assured. Have seen one walking all the way from beach to uphill. Great experience.

Thank Alifia_ali
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here last week and loved our time. We were treated to a very informative session about the penguins and then a short bus trip to the edge of the beach area and then walked through the various penguin 'huts'. It was the wrong...More

Thank Leighites
penguinplace, Manager at Penguin Place, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're so pleased that you got a lot out of our tour. We strive for all our tours to be informative and engaging, so we really appreciate having your feedback on this, thank you!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently did a tour at the Penguin Place Conservation Reserve and Louis was the tour guide. It was definitely and interesting and informative tour...especially the Penguin Hospital. Considering that Louis was only new to the job he was excellent in his knowledge and enthusiasm...More

Thank Audrey K
penguinplace, Manager at Penguin Place, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Always pleased to hear that our new tour guides are settling into the job. Thank you for the kind words and well done Louis!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wildlife preserved created by the family that owns a large sheep farm on the property. The golden penguin is one of the rarest species and they nest on this property. There was currently one nest available for viewing which was amazing. They...More

Thank emorga
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were so lucky to see two penguins on our tour! These are pretty solitary and private guys so this was pretty exciting. The people at Penguin Place have done an amazing job at creating an environment to support the survival of and encourage the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came as part of the Monarch package tour to see this great sanctuary. What a special experience. If you want to be able to see up close the conservation efforts put forth for the yellow eyed and little blue penguins - along with supporting...More

Thank Susie K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were given a penguin primer upon our arrival by a very knowledgeable staffer. They provide penguin rehab for injured penguins and we were able to see 2 of their patients that were well into their recovery (a highlight to see them so close). We...More

Thank DogsLovingWater
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is absolutely wonderful. Because of the changing habitat around the coast line this fiercely independent penguin is having a harsh time. The Penguin Place tries to create the natural habitat these penguins need for their nesting. So they are planting trees to create...More

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Response from ChristianSuiMex | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we went with Monarch Cruise from Dunedin port at 13h. They didn't pick up at Port Chalmers when we where there but you maybe can ask them. We paid aprox 260 nzd for our family of 2 adults and 2 little boys. Tip: we had a... More
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8 January 2015|
Response from penguinplace | Property representative |
Our first tour is 10.15 am. At this time of year both this and the 1.15pm tour are likely to be similar. For bookings and enquiries contact us via our website. Thanks