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Sandfly Bay Wildlife Viewing Ranger


Department of Conservation







In the evenings, encourage visitors to view the penguins, sea lions and other wildlife from the viewing hide to ensure impacts on wildlife is kept to a minimum. Educate visitors about the needs of wildlife and how to behave around them.


An interest in wildlife and conservation as well as the ability to communicate well with the public.

Initial training, but no ongoing supervision. New and inexperienced volunteers will work in pairs.

Fitness/skill level - Medium fitness level. Beach access is via a steep sand dune.

Accommodation - This is not provided.

Location - 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..

Time commitment

Casual evenings (approximately 5 pm to 10 pm) from mid-October to mid-April. Volunteers must commit to at least one month during this period.

Getting started

The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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