Our Tours

90 minute duration

Summer (October - March)

Departing frequently from 10.15am until 6.45pm

Please contact Penguin Place for specific tour times. Bookings are essential.

An interpretive tour of our working conservation reserve. Tours begin with a short introduction outlining the issues Yellow Eyed Penguins are facing and how our conservation work is carried out. A short bus ride takes you to our reserve where you will continue on foot. Wild Yellow Eyed Penguins, or Hoiho, are often seen in our reserve. Your guide will also point out other native wildlife and interesting flora along the way. Highlights can include plentiful native bird species, New Zealand fur seals, nesting or moulting blue penguins, beautiful native forest, regenerating wetlands and a visit to our rehabilitation facility for penguins. 


Winter (April - September) 

Tour departing at 3.45PM


Adult - $55

Child - $16 (5yrs - 17yrs old)

Family Pass - $120 (2 Adults & up to 3 children)

Under 5 free


All participants need to be comfortable on their feet as we cover about 1 kilometre of walking and there are 100 stairs involved.

Viewing of wildlife can change from day to day, please do not hesitate to contact us for an up to date information on what is likely to be seen in our reserve.


By joining one of our tours you are helping us save the rare and endangered Yellow Eyed Penguin, Hoiho.