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Bushy Beach, Oamaru
(3.8/5 based on 100+ 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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  • We went to watch the yellow eyed penguins coming home from their day at sea, saw two arrive and watched them waddle to their nests. There are sometimes Little Blues here too. Great viewing paltforms a...  more »
  • Great picnic spot. We looked and looked but did not see any yellow-eyed penguins. Might have been the time of day. We did stumble upon a seal sprawled out on the hiking path! We quietly retreated to g...  more »
  • 大約夏天晚上6點到這邊(約9點天黑), 不知道是不是太早, 企鵝還沒回家, 在這邊吹了一個小時的海風, 一隻企鵝都沒有看到, 雖然是夏天, 但這邊真的風大又冷, 建議真的要做好防風防寒