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“Terrific access to penguins” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Penguin Place

Penguin Place
45 Pakihau Road, Harington Point | Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, New Zealand
64 3 478 0286
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Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour
Ranked #7 of 38 Attractions in Dunedin
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Owner description: Penguin Place is a private conservation effort to help save the world's most endangered penguin, the Yellow Eyed Penguin. Visitors are taken on guided walking tours through a unique system of trenches and hides to view the penguins undisturbed at close range. Penguin Place is funded 100% by the support of our visitors, this funding enables habitat restoration, predator control, a research programme and on-site rehabilitation for sick, starving and wounded penguins. It is our hope that through our efforts, the future of this rare and wonderful penguin will be assured.
London, United Kingdom
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“Terrific access to penguins”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Well organised tour around a successful reserve with two types of penguin and some neighbouring seals. Network of trenches and hides means getting close to the penguins despite their reclusive nature. And to cap it all, the entry fee helps fund the conservation work!

Visited February 2013
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penguinplace, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Place, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Thanks for your review! You have summed up Penguin Place very nicely!
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“Plenty of Penguins!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We visited Penguin Place later in the day at the beginning of February. There were penguins coming up from the water & easy to see @ a distance. On our second to last viewing box we encountered a pair of penguins just a few feet away. Fortunately our small group was able to spend enough time to capture the moment- loved it!

Visited February 2013
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penguinplace, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Place, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Sounds like you were at the right place at the right time! We do our best to give you plenty of time to capture the moments, thanks for joining our tour and glad you loved it!
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“What fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Our group was lucky enough to see Penguin juniors with some of their baby feathers still intact. They were fat little guys standing or laying around waiting for mom to come back from the sea and feed them. The conservation efforts for the yellow-eyed penguin have done a wonderful job of protecting the penguins while providing an opportunity for nature lovers to see them in their habitat. This was an excellent adventure.

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penguinplace, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Place, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
It is lovely to see the chicks waiting patiently for their parents to come home with food for them! We are delighted you had such an excellent adventure- thanks for visiting!
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“Fabulous small-group tours with LOTS of penguins!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

Went on an awesome tour there with Victor yesterday morning - we saw lots of yellow-eyes penguins and even a few little blue ones whilst having a great time!! I definitely recommend this place, and for 49 NZD per person for a ninety-minutes tour it is great value!!

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penguinplace, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Place, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Glad Victor and Penguin Place delivered for you! It is always a bonus to see a few other species whilst out in the reserve, there's always something new and exciting to see!
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“Perfect penguins”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Well worth a visit - we got so close to the seals and it was a great opportunity to admire the penguins.

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penguinplace, Guest Relations Manager at Penguin Place, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Perfect Penguins! - couldn't agree more!
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