Volunteer Point, East Falkland

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An important bird conservation area, Volunteer Point also supports southern elephant seals and the largest colony of king penguins--once nearly extinct in the Falklands. Along the beach's 2 km (3.6 mi) of white sand, you can see many of the penguins going in and out of the ocean. (Watch your step to evade the penguins' nesting burrows.) Go hiking or join guided 4x4 tours to explore the area's rich wildlife, including gentoo and Magellanic penguins, steamer ducks, white-bridled and black-throated finches, and ruddy-headed geese. Amenities include a camping site with outdoor restrooms and a tiny house with a gas heater. Add Volunteer Point to your Stanley travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Stanley trip itinerary builder app .
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  • Volunteer Point (VP) is a must go area if you like Penguins and excitment over 4 wheel drive up hill experience. The road from Pier to VP is acceptable except one uphill one go adventure, the 4 wheel ...  more »
  • The trip from Stanley to Volunteer Point took about 2.5 hours in a 4WD vehicle—roads, open land, even across a shallow river. An amazing experience in itself. Dress for it. Even in February (late summ...  more »
  • A must see destination. It is accessed by 4 wheel drive and if it wasn't for the biting cold you would think you had landed on a Caribbean Island. White sands and brilliant blue seas.........and pengu...  more »

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