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Little (Southern) Blue Penguin


Eudyptula minor minor

Little Blues are very common around Ulva Island, with perhaps as many as 25/30 pairs coming across Sydney Cove during breeding season, as well as within the village area of Oban. Very much an inshore penguin I’ve never seen them more than a couple of miles offshore. They will often congregate in rafts of as many as 40 + birds in a boil up zone where presumably food is plentiful.

Size 400 mm

 Little Blue Penguin



 Little Blue Penguin



 Little Blue Penguin



 Little Blue Penguin

We found this juvenile which had just fledged diving, turning, swimming and  “learning to be a penguin” at the Ulva wharf.



Little Blue Penguin Calls

Stewart Island Electricity is generated using diesel fuel

Sails Ashore is Solar Powered

 But we now produce 100 % of our electrical needs, and are completely "Off Grid", Excess electricity is used to heat our domestic hot water and central heating system and this has cut our non renewable heating fuel usage to around 20% of pre solar.. All cooking is electric, no more LPG.  See More .......

Kowhai Lane is also Solar powered,

Kowhai Lane is "Grid Tied" Excess production is used to heat water. Production beyond the house requirements is exported, thus cutting diesel use in the wider grid. At night Kowhai Lane Lodge receives power from the grid.

Like Sails Ashore, all cooking is electric,,,,, No LPG



Sails Ashore, Kowhai Lane & Sails Tours

11 View Street,
Stewart Island, 9846

+64 3 219 1151
Email: tait@sailsashore.co.nz
Web: www.sailsashore.co.nz