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Akaroa Seal Colony Safari

80 Rue Lavaud | Akaroa Information Centre, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7255
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The highlight of a 17 day vacation

From his greeting on the shore to the end Paul nailed this tour. If he ever has a vacancy you will... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
A TripAdvisor Member
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Amazing from start to finish

Hanne and Paul welcomed us into their beautiful home (as they also offer B&B) with open arms and... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Bojsen
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Kuala Lumpur
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A unique journey from the charming shoreline village of Akaroa, up over the rim of an extinct volcano, past spectacular farmland and ocean views, and down eastern slopes to the Pacific Ocean. There, at the foot of one-hundred-metre cliffs, we will encounter an adorable colony of New Zealand Fur Seals, swimming and sun bathing amongst 8-million-year-old volcanic deposits.
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“rock pools” (3 reviews)
“baby seals” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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80 Rue Lavaud | Akaroa Information Centre, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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+64 3-304 7255
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

From his greeting on the shore to the end Paul nailed this tour. If he ever has a vacancy you will want to fill it. The information about the area, the seals, his life was just so genuine. Truly a one of a kind and...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Hanne and Paul welcomed us into their beautiful home (as they also offer B&B) with open arms and invited us to a lovely and delicious family dinner and breakfast before heading out to the seal colony early the next morning. Paul is extremely knowledgeable about...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

My partner, 5 year old & I had a lovely visit to the Seals today under the guidance of Hannah-one if the property owners & her son & his family who were home for holidays. We had an impromptu stop to watch a neighbour milking...More

Thank Mandy R
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

Wow! My husband and I aren't even tour people but this was such an intimate tour with Paul we are now TOUR People. First of all, we were on a cruise ship that stopped at this port. I made reservations in advance and Paul was...More

Thank atwell4
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

I went on a cruise around New Zealand Dec 2016 and this short excursion was my favorite out of all of them! We drove through the most beautiful sheep farm. Sheep everywhere and I even saw a hair. The drivers had a lot of information...More

Thank colettegilmour
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

An excellent shore excursion. Small group. Spectacular scenery. Paul was passionate about sharing his property and his knowledge and love of his seal colony. Wonderful information and to get up close to all the baby seals learning to swim in the rock pools was truly...More

Thank KazzaSept2016
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

This was a fantastic tour for a small group. We were a party of 7 with four adults and three kids. This tour was definitely the highlight of our trip to New Zealand. Paul has a wealth of knowledge and his property is fabulous. The...More

1  Thank Lynda A
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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

A great experience and very personalized tour ( just my husband and I)Paul was very knowledgeable and friendly. The rookery was fantastic and being up close to the seals will be a memory we'll cherish for ever.

1  Thank Denice M
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

What a great day out with Paul to show us the beautiful countryside. Entertaining information about the history of his farm and the area dating way back. We loved it was a small group (just the two of us!!) and the highlight was getting up...More

Thank Michelle1inCairns
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

As many others have reviewed, this tour was certainly a highlight of our day in Akaroa as a family of 5 adults. The tour does not have more than 8 people which is just perfect. On our particular tour it was just us and another...More

Thank LKOEK
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