Katiki Point - see penguins & seals

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Katiki Point is the southern point of Moeraki Peninsula. Visit to view the historic Katiki Point Lighthouse, Te Raka a Hineatea Pa site, yellow-eyed penguins, and fur seals amongst other marine wildlife. Yellow-eyed penguins This is the most significant breeding site for yellow-eyed penguins/hoiho in North Otago. Keep noise to a minimum. Stay on formed tracks. The beach cannot be accessed. The lighthouse keeper's house is used as a private rehabilitation centre for sick and injured penguins and other birds. The centre is run by Penguin Rescue NZ. The trust and its volunteers protect penguins from predation by trapping feral cats, ferrets and stoats. New Zealand fur seals/kekeno Large numbers of New Zealand fur seals/kekeno haul out to rest on the rocky platforms around Katiki Point and Moeraki Peninsula. This is the main breeding area in North Otago. Birds A variety of sea and shore birds breed here little blue penguin/koror, yellow-eyed penguin/hoiho, sooty shearwater/tt, diving petrel, red-billed gull/tarapuka, spotted shag/koau pteketeke, white-fronted tern/tara, variable oystercatcher/trea pango.

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Lat: -45.391162 Lng: 170.866175

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Best to view penguins from 3pm in December and January, and May - September. And from 4pm for the remaining months of the year. In October, November, February and March you may also spot them before 7am. A yellow eyed penguin came ashore on the first beach (opposite the gull nests) just before 3pm today, and was the only one we spotted when we left at 4pm. Lots of seal pups feeding as well, which is wonderful to see.



Saw a few penguins and a lot of seals with their pups. Penguins arrived at around 4pm



Saw 1 yellow eye penguin today! And a good bunch of seals.


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