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Penguin colony at Punta Tumbo - Other Activity Trelew - Argentina

The Magellan Penguin colony at Punta Tumbo is a wonderful place to see penguins in their natural habitat. This is the largest Magellan Penguin colony outside of Antarctica, and half a million of these birds come to Punta Tumbo each year to breed and raise their chicks. The reserve is truly special in that you are able to literally walk among the penguins (no touching though!) and closely observe how these birds live and interact. The first penguins arrive in September, and stay until mid-March. The best time to observe the birds, though, is after November, after the chicks have hatched.

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Getting There
The penguin colony is approximately 107 kilometers from Trelew. From Trelew, take Ruta Provincial 25 towards Rawson for 7 kilometers. You’ll come to a junction on the right, turn onto Ruta Provincial 1 (a non-paved road). This leads to the colony.

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By Meggan Rau
My restless spirit has kept me on the move for the past few years, and I've seen a lot of great places and things because of it. But now I'm ready to...
11 Jan 2008

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