Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony, Oamaru

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The Colony is a tourism operation with a strong research and conservation focus. At the core of the operation is a long-term conservation programme that ensures the penguins are protected and that the population achieves long-term stability. An important and unique part of that conservation programme is the Colony's Research Scientist who is now one of New Zealand’s leading little penguin experts. The programme is not limited to work at the site however, but extends further afield to include protection and monitoring of penguins elsewhere within the region.
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  • My husband and I visited Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony and had a wonderful time. We opted for a premium option, and it was well worth the extra few dollars. The premium option gives you a far superior... 
    My husband and I visited Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony and had a wonderful time. We opted for a premium option, and it was well worth the extra few dollars. The premium option gives you a far superior...  more »
  • Came here for blue penguin viewing, its our second time, the first time is blue penguin viewing in dunedin( super recommended) We were disappointed no videos, no phones are allowed, unlike the one.....  more
    Came here for blue penguin viewing, its our second time, the first time is blue penguin viewing in dunedin( super recommended) We were disappointed no videos, no phones are allowed, unlike the one.....  more »
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  • We saw 158 penguins. We purchased premium tickets, so most of penguin are passing very closely. But we can not see how they're coming from sea. I think you can see it from opposite side pavilion. Even some penguin also gone through that pavilion. So if you looking for chipper option then go for it. At car park even we saw 4 penguin. Very nice experience, little expansive, but it is worth. I also went to Philips island in Melbourne, Australia. Number of penguin are more and different location, i.e. on sandy beach, so you can see penguins are coming from sea and passing closely.
  • Visiting beach with my dog and grandson

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