Although the town is so peaceful, the pier at the other end is about to become lively. The smallest blue penguin in the world is at 7-9 o'clock in the evening, which is the time for them to return. There are two ways to appreciate the penguins coming to the nest, one is to pay a ticket to the Blue Penguin Conservation Center to watch the penguins come back, and the other is to wait outside for the wild blue penguins to come back. Blue penguins are not like yellow-eyed penguins. They are mammals in groups, so you can see them waiting for their companions to come ashore and then return to their nests together.
Oamaruland Penguin Conservation Center, where tens of thousands of wolf brother penguins live, which is a very precious species in the penguin family. Everyone can't go to the island to visit, they can only watch them from a distance on the observation platform. The entire seashore is densely packed, which is really spectacular.
Just beside the town of Oamaru, although it is open in the morning, you may not be able to see the blue penguins. Many of them have gone to sea. The essence is in the evening. Everyone sits at the viewing platform in advance. When a certain period of time is reached, a group of simple and cute little guys will wander their chubby bodies, walk to the beach, and return to their lair. However, compared to the penguin sculpture at the door, the real penguin is not known to be many times smaller, and it should not be confused with the emperor penguin in Antarctica, so it is not very clear from the viewing platform. Although February is summer in New Zealand, it is actually quite cold, and they also come home late at sunset. It is recommended to prepare enough clothing. If possible, please bring your own binoculars.
Watching penguins starts at 8pm. The penguin came back to the nest and passed in front of us. To protect the penguins from fright, no photos were taken during the whole process. Can only watch. Seeing the cute little penguins come back one after another, it is really cute. Put on more clothes. We booked VIP seats and gave us blankets to protect us from the cold. It was quite cold at night. The watching lasted for about 1 hour. We waited until the last batch of penguins came ashore before we reluctantly left. Ticket booking on Ctrip is very convenient, and ticket inspection is also very smooth.
This area is the hometown of little blue penguins. Every evening, the little blue penguins in the sea will come back here in groups. In order to better serve these little guys, the local government set up a special protection center here. . In order for the little blue penguin to return to the nest safely, safety warning signs were erected on the side of the road to remind the driver to pass safely and slowly.