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Blue Penguins Pukekura Family Special - 21-25 April 

Otago Peninsula Trust —

Discover Korora (Little Blue Penguin), the world’s smallest penguin, in their natural habitat – scurrying up to their cliff-face burrows or feeding their young at Pilots Beach. Tour starts 6/6.15pm.

 Only 1 tour available each night so bookings are essential. 

 After a day at sea, the penguins congregate in groups known as “rafts” not far offshore where they often can be heard vocalising – usually short, loud squawks. 

Blue Penguin viewing tours start at the Royal Albatross Centre and are at dusk when penguins come ashore to make their way to their nests where they feed their chicks or roost.

The Royal Albatross Centre operates Little Blue Penguin viewing tours every evening over the festival from its Taiaroa Head facility using a modern, purpose built viewing platform and interactive walkway. 

This is a Kiwi Guardian Explorers Medal event for children going on this tour. When purchasing your ticket at the Royal Albatross Centre you will given a flyer.  The DOC flyer informs you how to redeem an Explorers Medal. Go to www.wilddunedin.nz and click on the medal icon on the homepage. Follow the instructions and a medal will be sent to you in the post.

Your guide will provide you with detailed information about the Little Blue Penguin and other Otago Peninsula wildlife that you may encounter.

Money raised from the tours is reinvested into the wildlife reserve to assist with the preservation and protection of Pilots Beach and its Little Blue Penguin colony. Conservation projects include the planting of native trees, installing penguin nest boxes and predator control.

Special Family Ticket: $35 (2 adults & 3 children)

Time of tours: 6/6.15pm - Friday 21 April toTuesday 25 April

Bookings essential as numbers restricted.

 Ph: 027 273 6484 

Email: reservations@albatross.org.nz 

Go to website: www.bluepenguins.co.nz