Meet the faces of wildlife in the Waitaki and visit the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony. Situated a five-minute drive from the township of Ōamaru, the colony operates evening viewings, every night of the week, year-round, with peak season (August-February) welcoming over 200 penguins coming back to their protected habitats from a hard days fishing.
This is an opportunity to experience a facility that gives back to nature and wildlife—also operating as a research and monitoring station for penguins. The on staff environmental scientist is feeding vital information into a world-wide science community, dedicated to protecting penguin species.
An exceptionally cute way to support the colony is to adopt a penguin. Adopting a little one will go along way to funding conservation and research projects, plus you’ll receive a photo, actual adoption certificate, and information pack about your new favourite family member (stand aside grandchild!).
Let’s not take our wildlife for granted! However, you choose to support the wildlife in the Waitaki, give yourself a little pat on the back, because we want to keep all forms of biodiversity safe and we want to keep calling the Waitaki “their home”.