Pohatu Penguins/Plunge NZ LTD offers unique nature and sea kayak tours from Akaroa, New Zealand. The tour options all visit Pohatu Marine Reserve at a small coastal bay nestled between dramatic volcanic headlands on Banks Peninsula. Pohatu is home to the largest Little Penguin colony on mainland New Zealand.
Francis and Shireen Helps have protected the White-flippered penguins on their sheep farm for more than two and half decades and have won recognition in a number of awards for their work in penguin and habitat conservation. Our 4WD van safaris will take you to see penguins in their natural environment rather than some of the more organized tourist attractions elsewhere.
Sea kayaking enables you to enjoy the spectacular scenery and wildlife of Pohatu Marine Reserve during the day. A large fleet of safe stable doubles and experienced guides enables even the inexperienced to enjoy an unforgettable experience.
Scenic 4 Wheel drive nature tours will enable the less adventurous to experience this special area and wildlife at a more relaxed pace. You will experience a wider range of endemic wildlife amongst dreamlike landscapes. Click through to Scenic Nature Tours page for more info.
Special for Cruise ship passengers. A shortened scenic and nature tour to Pohatu is offered for cruise ship passengers looking for a short excursion full of interest. Click through to Scenic Nature Tours page for more info.
On our 24 hour package you will spend a night in the middle of the penguin colony in our cosy accommodation and have free time to experience what makes Pohatu so special.
Photos acknowledgement: Penguins - Adam Colley; Kayaking & Scenery - Elmar Best