Now if you are looking for a more commercial experience, getting close to the penguins, seeing a reasonable amount of penguins, something easy and not too difficult, not time consuming, this is not for you! The drive to the habitat of Shirene and the penguins is stunning yet quite scary, about half an hour. I was expecting more I guess out of this experience. I was hoping to see more penguins than just a few young ones still in their hatch/boxes and some in the dark coming out of the sea from afar with binoculars as well ... You need patience thats for sure. My husband and I are in our thirties so we had no trouble climbing up the hills to check the nests with young ones in them... thats all we did, then go in a hut with binoculars waiting for darkness and for the penguins to come out of the sea... in the hills we were lucky enough to see yellow eyed penguins but that was very lucky. The climbing up and down the hills wasnt an easy one and then you wait in a hut with binoculars for half an hour/an hour... It really depends what you are after. The work that Shirene does is incredible and admirable... but it often felt like we were just walking along with her on her daily routine, not really there to see that many penguins... Still I am a big animal lover so I loved seeing the young penguins in the hatches but u only get a glimpse for a few seconds... Effort/money to reward ratio really not that good unfortunately... sorry
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