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Penguins on sunrise tour with catlins tours


Note. There are no Sunrise Tours during 1 Sept - 15 Oct due to farming practices.

If nature and wildlife is your thing, you're going to love our Sunrise Tour.

Watch Yellow-eyed Penguins meander down the banks to the sea just as the sun is coming up over the ocean. See an abundance of seabirds in their natural habitat. 


Duration of tour

3 hours (weather dependent)


Adult (16+) $190

Child (6-15yrs) $95

Child (0-5) Free

Meeting Point 

3 Ovenden Street, Owaka

Please park on the street opposite the Four Square Supermarket.

Tour Group

min 2, max 8

Fitness Level


Guided tour includes

  1. See Yellow-eyed penguins going out to sea

  2. Private location to view Penguins entering a bay

  3. Explanation of various landmarks and points of interest

  4. Sea Bird viewing

Walking time

20 mins (one way) to viewing hide. 


Warm & waterproof clothing. Layers recommended, light thermals and jackets

Hiking boots are recommended or good walking shoes 

Walking poles

Sunhat & sunscreen

Insect repellent

Water bottles & snacks

If you take medication, carry it with you

Parents of infants should bring a child backpack to carry them safely

Please advise at the time of booking if you have any medical conditions or allergies, including food allergies.

Sunrise Tour Gallery

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