Update November 2020: Due to the precarious state of the yellow-eyed penguin population, we are suspending tours to the colony near Moeraki until further notice. In the meantime, the blue penguin colony in Oamaru is thriving and we encourage visitors to consider visiting them instead.
Oamaru and the Waitaki District are a nature-lover’s paradise. Our rugged coastline is home to two very special penguin species: the Blue Penguin, which is the world’s smallest penguin, and the Yellow-Eyed Penguin, which is one of the rarest. Both of these penguin species are easily visited from
On your arrival day you will visit the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony, located a short 5-minute drive from
On your second day, after a morning at your leisure, you will be met by our private guide who will take you along the North Otago coast to the small hamlet of Moeraki, where you will visit the 60-million-year old Moeraki Boulders before heading to the Yellow-Eyed Penguin colony, where these rarest of penguins make their home, and where you are also likely to encounter a range of other marine wildlife, including NZ fur seals, oyster catchers and other birds.
Your stay will include all the above activities, one of our deluxe Annex Suites (our most comfortable rooms), a gourmet table d’hôte meal each evening at
Rates include NZ GST of 15% and are subject to availability. While every effort will be made to ensure that this package is offered as described, changes due to weather or other conditions beyond our control may result in last-minute changes.