Note: Due to recent storm damage, the viewing hide at Sandfly Bay is closed until further notice.
Sandfly Bay has a significant colony of yellow-eyed penguins/hoiho. To view the penguins, a marked track leads up to a public viewing hide near the southern end of the beach. Do not linger on the beach or around the rocks, if the penguins feel threatened they will not come ashore. The best viewing time is late afternoon or early evening.
Hoiho and young
Other seabirds such as spotted shags, sooty shearwaters and variable oystercatchers are also based in the area.
New Zealand fur seals/kekeno and New Zealand sea lions/pakake haul out on the rocks and beach and wallow in the sand. Keep at least 10 m away from them and if you are in a group do not surround them - they can run fast!
From Highcliff Road, (which is along the top of the Otago Peninsula), turn onto Seal Point Road. Carpark at road end.