St KIilda Breakwater is currently closed during the day due to fence works. Open in the evening.
St Kilda penguins are on St Kilda breakwater every night of the year. They come in after sunset.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT POKE SELFIE STICKS INTO THE PENGUIN ROCK HOMES
PLEASE consider the penguin parents. Chicks and egg sitting parents do not need you climbing all over their nesting sites and taking 20 or 30 photos. These offspring are just as precious to their parents as any human baby.
Penguin protection: Please treat our penguins kindly. Do not take flash photographs. Imagine 100 people all taking flash photos of you at the same time. This sometimes happens when people do not think of the consequences. Imagine coming in from the sea, looking for your nest and looking up at 100 cameras all with flashing lights.
Do not try to handle penguins they are wild birds with wild tempers and vicious beaks.This is a wild colony that you have the opportunity to view at close range, please respect their home and do not climb on the rocks.
If you use a torch please cover the lens with red cellophane. Penguins see less in the red spectrum of light and will not be spooked.
Penguins are present year round in the public area of the St Kilda Breakwater. In mid winter you may only see a few but in summer there are plenty. Best viewing just after sunset.
Penguin Guides are on duty during the daylight saving period and will answer your questions.
The penguin guides are all volunteers. If you enjoyed the penguin experience and would like to support the continuation of penguin colony care you may like to donate to the upkeep of the penguin team.
If you wish to donate to the care of the St Kilda penguin colony our bank details are;
Earthcare of St Kilda Inc. BSB 633108 Account number 101369809
Alternatively there is now a donation pole on the left hand side of the pier opposite the far end of the kiosk.
To learn more about penguins look at the rest of this website.
If you would like to become a penguin guide click here to go to the Earthcare website.
PLEASE TAKE YOUR RUBBISH AWAY
The penguin team is one of the activities organised by Earthcare St Kilda.