Help protect the wildlife at Sandfly Bay by teaching visitors about it.

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Sandfly Bay is one of the Otago Peninsula’s most popular destinations, featuring yellow eyed penguins/hoiho, sea lions/rāpoka and other wildlife. Volunteers will educate visitors about the penguins and how to behave around wildlife.

Project number:



Otago Peninsula, Dunedin 


Late afternoon until early evening. Volunteers must be able to commit to several nights a month.

Mid-October 2019 – mid-April 2020

Fitness/skill level:

Medium. Beach access is via a steep sand dune.


This is not provided.


Volunteers will need to make their own way to Sandfly Bay each evening, which is a 20-minute drive from Dunedin.

Contribution towards food and transport:

There is no charge for this activity. However, volunteers will need to provide their own transport or we may be able to arrange transport with other volunteers.

To register:

Apply using the online application form or contact the DOC Dunedin Visitor Centre  – phone +64 3 474 6961. 

Training will be provided.

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