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Pohatu penguins is a family owned business that offers 4WD safaris trip to the Largest Little penguin colony on mainland New Zealand. Conservation based tours include: -Evening penguin tours -Scenic nature safaris (2 or 4 hours) -Sea-kayaking with...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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8/2 Rue Balguerie | Wildside Booking Office, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 March 2012

This was a great treat, highly recommend it! you can get really quite close to the penguins which is a great and the scenic views are stunning!

Date of experience: November 2011
1  Thank LaughOften1
Reviewed 7 March 2012

On the beautiful flea bay we kayaked with our guides for some of the most fun to be had in New Zealand! The track up requires a 4-wheel drive and our guides picked us up in Akaroa. We then took a ride up the hill,...More

Date of experience: February 2012
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Reviewed 22 February 2012

Will always remember this visit with the small and quite adorable blue penguins. You will fall in love with them.

Date of experience: February 2012
1  Thank Flowers7890
Reviewed 19 February 2012

What a wonderful experience and certainly the highlight of our recent trip to the Banks Peninsula. We selected the overnight 24-hour package tour. We (two couples travelling together) were collected by our tour guide (Avril - niece of the property owner) in a 4wd van...More

Date of experience: February 2012
1  Thank Tripmode33
Reviewed 17 February 2012

What a wonderful experience and certainly the highlight of our recent trip to the Banks Peninsula. We selected the overnight 24-hour package tour. We (two couples travelling together) were collected by our tour guide (Avril - niece of the property owner) in a 4wd van...More

Date of experience: February 2012
2  Thank Tripmode33
Reviewed 6 February 2012

We were in Akaroa as part of a cruise. We decided to do our own thing that day and we are glad that we did. We booked our afternoon with Pohatu Penguin Habitiat, where we would kayak and see wildlife. We were picked up by...More

Date of experience: January 2012
10  Thank dfarinato
Reviewed 5 February 2012

This was a highlight of my visit to New Zealand. We saw Little Blue baby penguins being hand fed, older penguins moulting on nest boxes and Yellow Eyed Penguins climbing the hill close to our hide. Fantastic! This is one trip you must take if...More

Date of experience: January 2012
1  Thank Sarah J
Reviewed 2 February 2012

This is my all time favourite Akaroa activity, something a little bit different and one of the most amazing sights you will see

1  Thank Cheryl J
Reviewed 17 January 2012

We joined for a tour of the little blue penguins and we were amazed! It was totally different from what you get elsewhere (with hundreds of people sitting and waiting for the penguins) - here it was in a small, personal group, it felt "real"....More

Date of experience: December 2011
4  Thank DjamilaAl
Reviewed 15 January 2012

In New Zealand we went on tours to see the New Zealand South Island Penguins, which we had a great time doing because of the atmosphere of the hundreds of little penguins huddling and waddling about falling over every now and again. The place was...More

Date of experience: February 2011
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fay m
26 January 2018|
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Response from joyance | Reviewed this property |
They are really helpful, do email them if they can arrange something for you. It’s their private property where they help look after the penguins.
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Rumi A
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Response from RuthMiltonKeynesUK | Reviewed this property |
Yes I agree with the replies above
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Tina G
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Response from Pohatu_penguins | Property representative |
Hi there, Yes there is , We pick people up from the Akaroa main wharf on cruise ship days here, the tour starts from there with a scenic Drive over to pohatu penguin habitat, We have 2 land based tour options the 2 hour... More
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