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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
8/2 Rue Balguerie | Wildside Booking Office, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
This tour was well worth the money. Our guides picked us up in town and gave us a pretty good tour up the mountain over to the bay. They provided good commentary on the region and local flora/fauna along the way. The kayak portion was...More
Beautiful from start (in Akaroa) to finish, including scenery, people and sheep and penguins. We were too early for baby penguin season but arrived at the farm next to the penguin colony when the baby lambs were in full bloom. Thoroughly enjoyed interacting with some...More
This tour was truly one of the coolest things we did in NZ. Not only did we get reliable information about NZ species, transportation to each site, and access to remote locations, our guide, Shireen, was kind, flexible, and thoughtful. Every time you travel internationally,...More
This was such a great trip and very good value. You get picked up in Akaroa at lunch time, taken over to the rugged Eastern bays of Banks Peninsula, shown conservation work and regenerating forest and the old lighthouse site. You spend an enjoyable night...More
We were driven over the hill from Akaroa by Shireen for an evening excursion to visit the penguin colony at the Flea Bay Farm. The journey over an unmade road with precipitous drops alongside was an experience in itself. First stop was penguin feeding time,...More
Not only is this the only colony of these white-flippered penguins, this has to be the only tour that offers such a personal and insightful exerience of what is involved in developing and nurturing a natural habitat for this endangered species and you get to...More
My husband and I were lucky enough to be the only people on the tour and I have to say it was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. The drive to Flea Bay is absolutely terrifying (I DO NOT recommend driving this...More
Now if you are looking for a more commercial experience, getting close to the penguins, seeing a reasonable amount of penguins, something easy and not too difficult, not time consuming, this is not for you! The drive to the habitat of Shirene and the penguins...More
There are a couple of tour options for visiting the Pohatu reserve, some involve kayaking and others just a hike through the penguin colonies. We were unable to do the kayak trip due to inclement weather, but the hike was absolutely amazing.
The tour consists...More
We had heard about the Pohatu penguin tour from a friend, and made a day trip from Christchurch to Akaroa specifically for this. WOW was it worth it. Akaroa is a beautiful little seaside town, and Shirene Helps drives you to her home in Flea...More
Response from Pohatu_penguins | Property representative |
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
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 nature tour or the longer version (same place) 4 hour nature tour- we see more scenery and do more walking on this one. Both visit our funny sheep and get to see penguins up close as we monitor the nesting boxes, taking in the beautiful scenery of the outer coast of Banks peninsula.
Note; March is the only month penguins are likely not around.
We also have a Sea kayaking trip, with the scenic drive from the main wharf on cruise ship days.
Hope that's helpful.