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Bushy Beach

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Bushy Beach Rd, Oamaru, New Zealand
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Waited 2 hrs saw One peguine from far far away

Maybe its not the peak season? Doesnt quite worth it after two hrs wait. Its quite cold in mid... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
A TripAdvisor Member
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Bother the weather

We have been before but this time the access trail down to the beach was closed because of small... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
brenda d
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Bushy Beach Rd, Oamaru, New Zealand
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Maybe its not the peak season? Doesnt quite worth it after two hrs wait. Its quite cold in mid Sep here so prepare gloves and hat for the wait.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We have been before but this time the access trail down to the beach was closed because of small slips after heavy rain. Wecould still look down from above on this sunny morning and see seals asleep on this lovely small beach.

Thank brenda d
Reviewed 21 June 2017

While touring the South Island we stopped here as our friends knew about this spot. Lovely area and well kept walkways. No penguin's though and just one lonely seal, we did stay for some time, but hay-ho no go.

Thank sandy2915
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Have been here quite a bit has live close to it. Penguins require patience to see and are about at dawn and dusk. Unfortunately due to height on cliff of viewing platforms average child or adult without binoculars does not get that good an experience.

Thank bearcartlidge
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We arrived at 4:00 as suggested and waited for about 45 minutes. In that time two penguins arrived on the beach - some distance from the viewing area. We were later told that we were lucky to see two as they are very rare and...More

2  Thank Sandra F
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Went there around 4.45pm and waited till 6 pm. We saw 4 seals but no penguins. The beach was far from viewing point. It's free.

1  Thank redvanes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Worth a visit but don't expect to see any penguins. Nice little stroll to viewing platforms with great views. Unfortunately we didn't see any penguins but not surprising as people were on the beach at the time.

Thank NZfour
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Bushy beach is a quiet beach along Oamaru coast, where you are likely to see yellow eyed penguins. Differently from the little blue penguins, yellow eyed are very shy, they don't like to see or hear humans. The beach is visible from high above, bringing...More

1  Thank BurgerQueen78
Reviewed 15 February 2017

if you want to avoid paying for penguins then come here, you can see yellow eyed ones and seals. Unfortunately when I went there were some numbnuts people who couldn't read the signs DO NOT GO ON BEACH DURING THESE DATES...so this prevented the penguins...More

Thank 22hilarys
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The walk down to the beach is through pretty foliage and flowers, depending on the season. Quite a steep walk down but worth the effort. Read the signage before you descend as at certain times you are not allowed on the beach due to the...More

Thank Juliesamari
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