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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Location

Lat: -45.391162 Lng: 170.866175

User Reviews

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Jakey bish

Great place to walk through seals basking in the wild, also some cool penguins to see from a distance, the island on the end was off limits

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User 227969

Just returning from this beautiful spot. 5pm and seen 10 penguins and 4 seals! Worth to wait till the sun goes down. ; )

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Giuliabsni

We saw 3 penguins yesterday (3.2) around 4:30pm and two this morning (4.2) around 8am. Here are many seals to see too

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