Although the Yellow Eyed Penguin
and the Blue Penguin also live on the Otago Peninsula we travelled all
the way up to Oamaru to see them there. It might sound a bit Dutch, but
it was free in Oamaru and more natural then in Otago.
The Yellow Eyed Penguin has more similarities with us humans. Early in the morning they go out for the day to gather food. They jump into the sea and swim for miles and miles to catch fish and then just before dusk they come back ashore. We were there waiting from a sheltered place to see them come in. It's very cute the see this small penguin torpedoing towards the beach, swim up to it and then get on its feet and waddle into the bush and up the hill.