Bleaker Island is a small working sheep farm, roughly 18 kilometres long and just one and a half kilometers wide, and is home to a large colony of rockhopper pengiuns.

In addition to the rockhopper penguin colony (over 750 pairs), the island is also home to Magellanic and gentoo penguins and has a large king cormorant colony. Striated caracaras are often seen, and whales and sea lions patrol the coast. The island has many pools, which are home to a large number of waterfowl including white-tufted, and silver grebes and black-necked swans.

Offering some wonderful walks along its long sandy beaches and teeming with wildlife, Bleaker Island quietly enchants the visitor with its natural beauty.

  • Ideal for viewing: gentoo penguin, king cormorant, magellanic penguin, rockhopper penguin, striated caracara

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