Ainslie our tour guide was what made this tour really special. Her genuine, heartfelt love of nature was really touching. We didn't happen to see penguins in the wild the day we went but it didn't matter. We had an absolutely magic moment of watching seal pups play in the waves. The situation for yellow eyed penguins is heartbreaking. The money spent visiting Penguin Place goes to looking after hungry and injured penguins. Well worth a visit.