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Sandfly Bay Wildlife Viewing Ranger


Department of Conservation







Sandfly Bay is one of the Otago Peninsula’s most popular destinations, featuring Yellow-eyed penguins/hoiho, sea lions/ rapoka and other wildlife. In the evenings volunteers will educate visitors about the penguins and how to behave around wildlife, to ensure impacts on wildlife are kept to a minimum.


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 8 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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