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Penguin Place, Dunedin
(4.3/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
Glimpse New Zealand's endangered yellow-eyed penguins up close at Penguin Place. The conservation reserve is dedicated to the survival of this endemic species and offers guided tours to fund their vital work. Your tour begins with a short talk about the penguins' life cycle, the threats they face to their survival, and how the reserve's conservation work is carried out. A bus then takes you to the penguins' living and breeding grounds, where visitors hide in trenches and quietly observe the penguins. From this inconspicuous position, you can watch the shy creatures interact without disturbing them. Bring your camera along but remember to turn on the silent function. Put Penguin Place and other Dunedin attractions into our Dunedin vacation generator, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • 這裡需要預先預訂有關時間才可以參加. 有介紹, 亦有參觀. 企鵝很可愛. 這裡主要就是看黃眼企鵝. 他們比較獨個兒的. 所以要有心理準備. 
  • Still a very expensive attraction... They're all more or less here but hey. In view of the proposed structures we could expect a better. Very interesting to see penguins a wild state. 5:45 pm like this visit we saw the Penguin Dad home from work, I'm not sure it is very interesting to other times.
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  • Great setup for protecting birds. Seeing birds is dependent on breeding cycle, time of day. Yellow eyed penguins were on nests and didnt move, so hard to see. Little blue penguins move dusk and dawn s...  more »
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  • This place is extraordinary! We booked the ultimate tour with beautiful and very informative bush walk, and then we saw some rare yellow eyed penguins really up close. They are magnificent! There's plenty of other birds around, little blue penguins sitting in their nests just beside your path and fur seals soaking up the sun on the rocks. At the end, each of us planted a tree. It's a private conservation project with penguin hospital on site and your fee helps to protect shrinking population of yellow eyed penguins.
  • nice walk to view lone penquin
  • Too expensive... Go to the albatross centre people
  • A bit dubious at first but totally loved the experience. Couldn't believe how close we were to the penguins or how beautiful the setting is. The trails and guides excellent. I recommend you take the latest tour you can--ours was 5:45 pm. Lots of penguins about and they are so cute. Your fee helps protect them.
  • A very cool initiative: watch penguins up close from the trenches!!!