Sandfly Bay - wildlife viewing ranger

Otago Peninsula, Dunedin - late afternoon until early evening, several nights a month.

Sandfly Bay, Otago Peninsula. Photo: K Connor.
Sandfly Bay, Otago Peninsula

Project number 2: Please quote the project number in your volunteer application or enquiry.


October 2014 - April 2015


Sandfly Bay is one of the most popular destinations on the Otago Peninsula, featuring yellow-eyed penguins, sea lions and other wildlife.

We need volunteers to encourage visitors to view the penguins coming ashore from the viewing hide, to ensure their impacts on penguins and other wildlife are minimised. Volunteers will also educate visitors about the needs of the penguins and how to behave around wildlife.

What to expect

Fitness/skills required: Medium – capable of tramping with a pack 4-8 hours. Beach access is via a steep sand dune.

Location: Volunteers will need to make their own way to Sandfly Bay each evening.

Transport: Volunteers will need to provide their own transport.

Cost: There is no charge for this project.

What to bring

A full equipment list and information pack will be issued prior to the commencement of the projects.

How to apply

Volunteers need to contact the DOC Coastal Otago Area Office to make bookings for this project.

Important info: Due to the nature of this project, volunteers are required to commit to several nights per month. Training will be provided.

To find out more about what to expect, how to apply for other projects, acceptance and cancellation details view the Otago volunteer information.


To make a booking for this project contact:

Ōtepoti / Dunedin Office
Phone:      +64 3 477 0677
Full office details

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