Penguin Watching

Point of Interest

4.6 from 16 users.


Timaru, South Island.


From Marine Parade you can watch the Little Penguin (Koror) coming ashore at dusk. The Little Penguin is the smallest species of penguin, at full stretch (35-43 cms) they're not much taller than a rugby ball standing on end.

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Lat: -44.387502 Lng: 171.255061

User Reviews



Saw around 6 or 8 last night at 10pm-11pm! So cute to watch, better than Oamaru because it's not as built up, it's free and it's well lit. Recommend standing at the top (closer to the car park) where their nests are because they're very easy to see.


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Saw penguins on the rocks. You look down onto rocks from the foot path along road. Walking on the beach disturbs them. Nice volunteer trying to protect the penguins and give information. Also saw local family arrive in a loud car, hop down onto the beach and shine lights in penguins face to show their 2 kids. Volunteer told them not to, the parents told him to shut up and they continued. Volunteer couldn't do anything more. Typical. Loud car, uneducated, no respect for nature.



We saw one at 9.30pm


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