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Cape Bougainville Cape Bougainville is a picturesque site on the north coast with rockhopper penguins, sea lions and southern giant petrels. Owned by the Pitaluga family since the 1800s, Gibraltar Station, of which Cape Bougainville is a part, has turf and stone corrals, some of which are still in use today.
Contact the Falkland Islands Tourist Board (+500 22281, email or the Pitaluga family (+500 31193) for details of tour guides with permission to visit.
Travelling time from Stanley approx 2 hours.

Access: By road and off-road track but only with a tour guide during summer months. Overnight camping visits by special arrangement.
Flora/fauna: Rockhopper and macaroni penguin, southern sea lion, various seabird species, southern giant petrel, various gull species, occasional whale sightings, abundant native flora.
Activities: 4WD guided tour, hiking, photography
Accommodation: Camping available on-site (contact the Pitalugas for details), Stanley operators, Elephant Beach Farm self catering Ph +500 41020


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