Penguin Colony is one of the main attractions of Oamaru located
on the South Island of New Zealand. The blue penguins are the
smallest penguin’s species. When you visit Oamaru you will be
able to discover on the coastline colonies of the blue penguin.
Oamaru is the best place where you will be able to observe the
blue penguins also known as little penguins. These penguins are
also found on the Chatham Islands and also in Tasmania in
Southern Australia. In Australia they are called Fairy Penguins
because of their small sizes. The Maoris, the first in habitants
of New Zealand, call them Korora, the little penguins have also
been reported in Chile where they are known as pinguino pequeno
or pinguino azul. It was in San Antonio during the year 1997.
The maximum height of the Blue Penguin is forty centimetres and
their weight is about one kg. Their main foods are squid, fish.
These penguins can live quite long; their average lifetime is
around six years. The Blue Penguin Colony of Oamaru is located
under the cliffs of Cape Wanbrow near the harbour of Oamaru. The
place is open everyday as from nine in the morning and it closes
when the evening viewing finishes. When you visit New Zealand
you need absolutely to have a visit at the Oamaru Blue Penguin