World Reviewer rating

Worth a visit
Rating 1.1 (117 votes)

The Penguins of Nugget Point

Listed under Wildlife in South Island, New Zealand.

  • Photo of The Penguins of Nugget Point
  • Photo of The Penguins of Nugget Point
  • Photo of The Penguins of Nugget Point
  • Photo of The Penguins of Nugget Point
  • Photo of The Penguins of Nugget Point
  • Photo of The Penguins of Nugget Point
Photo of The Penguins of Nugget Point
Photo by flickr user suneko
Pin It

Nugget Point is home to a diverse range of marine and bird life which changes seasonally due its use as a breeding colony for a variety of species. It’s best known for its penguins, with six different species co-habituating in the area, yellow-eyed penguins, blue penguins, snares crested penguins, rock hopping penguins, erect crested penguins and the fiordland crested penguins (there are small signs, erected by conservationists, which help you tell them apart.).

As well as the penguins, Nugget Point is a great place to spot sea lions, Hector‘s dolphins, leopard seals, elephant seals and the protected New Zealand Fur Seal. Nugget Point is named for the boulders and rocky points or nuggets, creating an elongated rocky shore line, which offers rock pools, beaches and sheltered snorkelling areas so you can get pretty close to marine life.

Written by  Jodie Kimbah.

Comments, reviews and questions by other travellers

There are no posts. Why not be the first to have your say?

Post a comment, review or question

I want to
Question
My comment - optional
Rating - how would you rate this place or experience?
 

Who's been here

No travelers have told us they have been here. Have you?

Similar Experiences

  • The Serengeti Wildebeest Migration

    The Great Serengeti Wildebeest Migration is one of the world's most spectacular wildlife events. Often referred to as 'The Grea…

  • The Wild Men of Borneo

    Personable orang utans live in families and have complicated social interactions which make them inspiring creatures to watch. …

  • South Luangwa's Hippos and More

    Concentrated around the Luangwa river, this is one of the best places to see a range of different game animals. The park is re…

Nearby Experiences

  • The Catlins Coast

    Just about any water sport you can think of is available on the Catlins Coast. Surfing, fishing, water-skiing, boating, and swi…

  • Otago Museum

    Part of the University of Otago, this museum specialises in the culture and heritage of the local region. There are over two m…

  • Ulva Island

    Ulva Island is a bird sanctuary renowned for its guided walks. Because there are no predators on the small island, endangered b…

Related links

Contribute to this page