Evening Viewing General Entry

Use the discount code Penguin20 for 20% off evening viewing - valid until 30th November


The penguins return home from their day's fishing, make their way onto the beach, up a stony ramp, and cross into the Colony. You will be informed about the lives of the penguins during a commentary delivered by one of our guides. From the General Entry grandstand you will see the penguins from about 10-15 metres away.

You are seated in a grandstand that seats 350 people, bookings are advised in the summer months.




If making a booking for the same day, please call us on:   03 433 1195




 Seniors, Students, BBH, Top 10, YHA   


 Children (5-17 years)   


 Family Pass (2 Adults + 2 Children)   


Children under 5 years FREE



Please Note: Photography or Filming is not permitted during evening viewing


During the summer months Evening Viewing is as late as 9:00 pm while during the winter our birds are arriving home as early as 5:30 pm. Arrival numbers vary from up over 200 in Summer down to under 30 in Winter. Take a look at our Penguin Information Calendar for more information here.

Running time : 1-2 hours

Evenings in Oamaru can be cool so warm clothing is advised.


  • Entry to evening viewing general stand

Evening Viewing General Entry Photo Gallery