Mid-October 2022– mid-April 2023: Help protect the wildlife at Sandfly Bay by teaching visitors about it.

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Project number: 5
Location: Otago Peninsula, Dunedin


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

Mid-October 2022 to mid-April 2023


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.

What to expect

Fitness/skill level

Medium fitness level. 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.

How to apply

Apply using the online application form or contact the DOC Dunedin Visitor Centre, mobile: +64 27 408 3353. 

Training will be provided.

Dunedin Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 474 3300
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   50 The Octagon
Postal Address:   PO Box 5244
Moray Place
Dunedin 9058
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