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New Zealand South Island Penguins — 5 Comments

  1. Little Blue Penguins can also be found in the Marlborough Sounds at the top of the South Island. The most accesible place to visit them is by visiting Motuara island, a one hour water taxi from Picton. Motuara Island is a predator free island and home to the Saddleback which is now extinct from the mainland.

  2. Thanks for this tip! We have since seen Little Blues in the Marlborough Sounds, too, but for the purposes of this trip we were focusing on the larger breeding grounds where we would be more likely to ensure close sightings.

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  4. The Blues seem to be around all year and most species seem to be nesting in early spring (September), so you should be all set.