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Katiki Point

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  • Day36

    Katiki Reserve

    January 5 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    As it was too early to go and look for some penguins and if coarse it was also high tide so the Moeraki Boulders are also not so good to see, I decided to check in early at the campground and take it easy until the later afternoon/ evening.

    The owner of the campground was really helpful and gave me a lot of information about the best time to visit the penguins and the Moeraki Boulders.
    As he looked up the high and low tide times for me, I said that I was thinking to go to the Moeraki Boulders at sunset, and he only said, no not at sunset! You need to go there for the sunrise, that's the best light you can get.
    Ok, I don't like to get up so early, but we will see what I am going to do.
    I was also surprised to hear that you can see the penguins already around 4 pm! I thought they are always going onshore in the late evening closed to sunset.

    After a while thinking backward and forward my plan was, to visit Katiki and the penguins in the afternoon and on the way back pass by the Moeraki Boulders. At least it will be low tide then.

    The first animal I saw when I came to the Katiki Reserve was actually a Yellow-eyed Penguin 😍
    How lucky I am! He was standing down close to the beach on the grass and was enjoying the sun 😊
    After a while watching this little fella I took a walk around the area. I saw a lot of fur seals everywhere, some were really close!
    It's a lot of birds around here as well, so there is much to see and the weather was so beautiful now, just a bit too windy, again 🙈
    When I came back to the first beach, the penguin was gone. But therefor there was another one up on the cliff and much closer to the track 🥰 Posing around like a rockstar and absolutely didn't care about all the people taking pictures.
    So amazing and so nice, that I got to see two penguins in such a short time!
    The yellow-eyed penguins are really rare and endangered.
    On the way back I met a woman how told me, that she was here already once, 10 years ago and there all the hill was covered with trees and bushes, what is now fields for cows, and there are used to be so many penguins all the way up the hill. So that was actually a little but sad to here, because that what we humans did to the penguins.. Destroy their habitat and now they are endangered, because of us 😕
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  • Day37

    En route vers Dunedin - Katiki Point

    February 15 in New Zealand ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    En se levant ce matin, nous retrouvons Sandra qui a aussi passé la nuit dans ce free camp. Un heureux hasard de se retrouver là.
    Nous prenons la route vers Dunedin.
    Arrêt tout d'abord au phare de Katiki Point en attendant que la marée descende davantage au Moeraki boulders.

  • Day31

    Pinguine und Seelöwen

    March 8, 2017 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    Diesmal haben wir die Pinguine wirklich gesehen...und ganz viele Seelöwen - am Katiki Point Lighthouse, ein Naturschutzgebiet unterhalb eines Leuchtturms. Die Seelöwen lagen faul am Strand und spielten und schwammen im Wasser. Man konnte sie richtig gut in ihrer natürlichen Umgebung beobachten.

  • Day17

    Moeraki Katiki Point

    April 27, 2019 in New Zealand ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    Trotzdem strömenden Regen haben wir noch einen kleinen Ausflug zum Leuchtturm gemacht und hatten das Glück, die mittlerweile sehr seltenen Gelbaugen Pinguine und Seehunde zu sehen.
    Suchbild des Tages: wie viele Seehunde liegen in der Bucht :)

  • Day32

    Pinguine & Seelöwen beobachten, Moeraki

    October 16, 2016 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Nachdem wir gestern schon den ersten Pinguin direkt an unserem Campingplatz sehen konnten, sind wir heute ca. 40km südlich zum kleinen Örtchen Moeraki gefahren.
    Seelöwen zu sehen war nicht sehr schwierig, ganz im Gegenteil zu den Pinguinen die sich die ganze Zeit versteckt haben. Vielleicht schaffen wir es zeitlich uns noch ein paar Pinguine in Dunedin anzusehen, ansonsten wars das erst einmal mit den Pinguinen.

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  • Day19


    February 12 in New Zealand ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    We were sent here by the holiday park for the possibility of seeing yellow eyed penguins. We only had an hour until they closed up the reserve so we rushed over and had a little evening hike. We did not see penguins but were just feet away from seals and I think we saw more shags.

  • Day109

    Pinguine am Katiki Point

    April 23, 2017 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Ja ich habe Pinguine gesehen und nein es war kein Traum. Sie waren wirklich da, live und in Farbe. Ich habe sie mit eigenen Augen ins Wasser watscheln sehen und konnte mein Glück kaum fassen. Wären wir nur ein paar Sekunden früher oder später gewesen, hätten wir sie wahrscheinlich nicht gesehen. Leider sind die Fotos qualitativ für die Tonne, weil die Pinguine viel zu weit weg waren, aber die Erinnerung zählt.

    PS: Seerobben gab es hier auch, wie ihr seht sogar ziemlich viele.
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