Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony

Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony

Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony

Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony

Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony

OBPC - Day Viewing

OBPC - Day Viewing

OBPC - Day Viewing

OBPC - Day Viewing

OBPC - Day Viewing

OBPC - Day Viewing

OBPC - Evening Viewing

OBPC - Evening Viewing

OBPC - Evening Viewing

OBPC - Evening Viewing

OBPC - Evening Viewing

OBPC - Evening Viewing

OBPC - Evening Viewing

OBPC - Evening Viewing

 
 
 
 
 
 

Highlights

  • Smallest penguins in the world

  • Eco-friendly tourist attraction

  • Great photo opportunities

  • Day and night tours

  • General & Premium ticket options

  • Informative attraction

Overview

An incredibly cute display of nature at work, Waitaki is home to a colony of the smallest penguins in the world - the blue penguin - at the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony. With a nest under a cliff on the foreshore of the town, the attraction is well set up to maximise viewing opportunities. Visitors are able to watch these adorable, small animals come back to shore to settle into their burrows after a big day out in the water.

The Centre serves as a wonderful example of sustainable tourism, allowing visitors reasonable access while still bearing the welfare of the penguins themselves as top priority. With a visit to the colony, travellers can also take a behind-the-scenes tour of the grounds and watch as these animals scurry past at foot-level.

Those looking to get up close to these animals can take a day tour or enter in the evening to explore the grounds of Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony. To see the animals returning home, the evening viewing session makes for a great option with two tours available; general entry and premium tour to get up close to these lovely little creatures.

Inclusions

  • Admission to Day viewing or Evening viewing

  • Live tour commentary provided in English for evening viewing

Exclusions

  • Any expenses that are not mentioned in the inclusions

Additional Information

  • Children aged 0 – 4 are complementary.

  • Child rate 5 – 17 and must be accompanied by a paying adult.

  • Evening viewing times vary and the confirmed time will be stated in the confirmation voucher.

Hours & Pricing

  • Opens at 10am every day; Ends approximately 60 minutes before dusk.

  • Excludes Christmas Day, AZAC Day and Easter Friday

  • Opens every night of the year

  • Evening viewing times vary depending on seasons and penguins

  • October to March: 10am until between 8:30pm and 11:30pm

  • April to September: 10am until between 7pm and 8:30pm

 

 

 

* Price valid until 30th April 2019

 

Location  

          2 Waterfront Drive, Oamaru, New Zealand. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Book

  1. Please fill out and submit the booking form. Once the form received, our team will check on the booking's availability on the date and/or time you prefer, otherwise, we will get in touch with you with an alternative date and/or time.

  2. Once the booking's availability confirmed, a payment link with the total amount to pay will be sent to you . Please complete payment as soon as possible to secure the booking as the availability can be changed from time to time. 

  3. Once the payment received, we will confirm your booking within 1 business day and a confirmation voucher will be sent via email.

How to use

  • Upon confirmation email received, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience.

  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction.

  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control

  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) (NZDT 17:00) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

  • If you cancel 4 day(s) (NZDT 17:00) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

  • If you cancel within 3 day(s) (NZDT 17:00) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.