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Reviewed 1 February 2021

Penguin Place is a must. They do a fantastic job, and provide a unique opportunity to get close to the endangered yellow-eyed penguins. Jason was our friendly and very knowledgeable guide and gave us a informative and interesting tour of their penguin hospital - about 40 of them? We were also lucky enough to see one yellow eyed penguin in the wild, and one Hooker's sea lion and cub in search of adventure. These guys are fully funded by visitors, so help them out, do the tour, see loads of penguins, learn a lot, leave a donation, and save a species. Thanks, Maurice and Karen

Date of experience: January 2021
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Reviewed 11 January 2021

Penguin Place is a conservation reserve dedicated to helping the endangered species especially Yellow-eyed penguins.

Date of experience: February 2020
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Reviewed 5 January 2021

Wonderful, dropped by as part of Monarch tour and was great. Doing amazing work for the yellow eyed penguins, super special to see a new rescued chick arrive. Definitely recommend.

Date of experience: January 2021
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Lisa K, Front Office Manager at Penguin Place, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2021

Thank you for taking the time to visit and support our project here at Penguin Place. We are so glad you enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 2 December 2020

The Yellow-Eyed Penguin is an endangered species. Penguin Place is the world's only wildlife refuge fully funded by visitors. It is a conservation and restoration program. Injured and sick penguins are rehabilitated. In the summer season, tours run frequently each day from October to March. In the winter season, from April to September, one tour is held daily.

Date of experience: December 2020
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Lisa K, Front Office Manager at Penguin Place, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2021

Thank you for visiting and supporting our project here at Penguin Place.

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Reviewed 24 November 2020 via mobile

Spur of the moment visit, the 4.45 tour. Lucky enough to be the only ones on tour. Great guide, started with overview of these exceptional birds and what they are doing to help them survive. Visited the ‘hospital’ enclosure which provided a very close encounter with about 6 juveniles. Great photo opps!
A quick bus ride to ‘their’ beach and guided around through a series of ‘tunnels’ to various viewing spots. Managed to see 3 in the wild including 1 returning from the sea. Recommend++

Date of experience: November 2020
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Lisa K, Front Office Manager at Penguin Place, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2021

Thank you for visiting and supporting our project here at Penguin Place.
We are so glad you enjoyed it.

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