Seno Otway, Punta Arenas

#6 of 22 in Wildlife in Punta Arenas
Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Get up close and personal with penguins at Seno Otway, a protected environment in which the animals are sheltered and bred. Famous for burrowing into the ground to make their shelter, the penguins remain the reserve's main attraction, but you'll also get the chance to spot rheas and condors in a landscape of plains and gentle slopes. You can plan Punta Arenas trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • Thanks to the Chilean tourist website not being updated we expected this would be a top stop to see penguins. IT IS CLOSED. The penguins haven't been here for 4-5 years. There is another option to.....  more »
  • Despite signs advertising the penguins from the main route 9, its only when you have travelled 23km down a bumpy dirt track that you come across a locked gate saying its closed! I heard too many...  more »
  • Please remove as a site from Google as this is no longer valid. The penguins do not hang out here as apparently they relocated due to coal mining ships and big boat traffic in the area. Unfortunately, there is still a big advertisement board on the main highway in Punta Arenas for Seno Otway.
  • Right now it's closed and it should be closed for 3 or 10 years totaly (it is hard to find correct information about that). But you have to ride like 20 kms on gravel road to find this out. Not cool,man... Like it so difficult to change the sign on the beggining of the road?! Eventhough I like to drive on gravel roads, I like penquins more..
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