The Blue Penguins Pukekura visitor experience will be in hibernation from 1 June 2021 - 31 October 2021.

Dunedin Little Blue Penguin Viewing Tours

The Pukekura Trust operates Little Blue Penguin viewing tours every evening from its Taiaroa Head facility using a modern, purpose built viewing platform and interactive walkway. Our tours take place at dusk and your guide will provide you with detailed information about the Little Blue Penguin and other Otago Peninsula wildlife that you may encounter.

Discover Kororā, the Little Blue Penguin, the world’s smallest penguin. See them in their natural habitat – scurrying up to their cliff-face burrows at Pilots Beach on the Otago Peninsula. After a day at sea, the penguins congregate in groups known as “rafts” not far offshore where they often can be heard vocalising – usually short, loud squawks. Blue Penguin viewing tours are at dusk when penguins come ashore and make their way to their nests where they feed their chicks or roost.

Money raised from the tours is reinvested in to the wildlife reserve to assist with the preservation and protection of Pilots Beach and its Little Blue Penguin colony. Conservation projects include the planting of native trees, installing penguin nest boxes and predator control.


  • Adult – $35
  • Children – $10
  • Families – $80 (2 adults, up to 3 children)