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Bushy Beach, Oamaru

(3.8/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
Bushy Beach is not just any beach--it holds the last remaining natural coastal vegetation in the area and supports native wildlife like penguins. True to its name, the shoreline is decorated with shrubbery like hebe, ngaio, and broadleaf. The attraction provides several outlooks where visitors can spot yellow-eyed penguins, fur seals, and occasionally sea lions and elephant seals. Be sure to dress very warmly to avoid shivering in the strong winds. Visitors are only allowed on the beach when the penguins are not there (usually between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.). If you're visiting before or after that time, head to one of the viewing points to watch the lovable creatures come ashore and feed. Note that beach access is prohibited from November to March, when penguins may be feeding with their young at any time of day. Arrange your visit to Bushy Beach and discover more family-friendly attractions in Oamaru using our Oamaru itinerary builder.
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  • 最好在下午三點前到,才能下去海灘,我們去時沒看到企鵝,只聽到樹叢中有企鵝叫聲,但看到5,6隻 SEA LION 慵懶的躺在沙灘上,看到野生的SEA LION也是很特別的經驗,只敢遠遠的看,沒有打擾他們  more »
  • Bushy beach is a quiet beach along Oamaru coast, where you are likely to see yellow eyed penguins. Differently from the little blue penguins, yellow eyed are very shy, they don't like to see or hear h...  more »
  • if you want to avoid paying for penguins then come here, you can see yellow eyed ones and seals. Unfortunately when I went there were some numbnuts people who couldn't read the signs DO NOT GO ON BEAC...  more »