Though there are tours that take you to see penguins but we thought we will get a little adventurous & save some money as well. We went to the penguin spotting area ourselves after the tour had ended & could see the penguins so close it was exciting. You can take pictures (the tours don't allow this as well) and even go close to the penguins to touch them (not sure if it was a good or bad idea?). While you are there remember to enjoy the beautiful night. Remember to carry a beanie and a torch. You can ask the backpackers/hotel staff for route and they are always happy to provide directions! You do have to spend some time searching for them hiding behind rocks etc but that's fun!