Oamaru Little Blue Penguin Colony
St Joseph's School, Oamaru 2001

A Living Heritage Project


Oamaru Little Blue Penguin Colony

The Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony provides you with the perfect opportunity to watch blue penguins as they return from a busy day at sea. 
You will see them arrive on the beach, climb the steep rocks and make their way inland to their burrows. All this five minutes from the town centre by car. 
Penguins are only found in the southern hemisphere.
The Blue Penguin whose scientific name is Eudyptula minor lives around the coasts of New Zealand and Southern Australia.

Project Background
- In the beginning 
- Curriculum links
- Our team          
- Research process

The Penguin Colony has been so generous to Room 2 at St Joseph's School.
They have let us go there and watch the penguins wander in their natural habitat.
We have looked at what they do both during the day and at night.

Penguin Hospital

Penguin Facts


Our Penguin

Other Tourism
in Oamaru


Life at Sea

The Penguin Colony 



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St Joseph's School, 36 Usk Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
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