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021 246 9556

Adventure & wildlife
tours and packages to
explore Akaroa’s
diverse landscape

Pohatu Penguins offers unique nature and sea kayak tours from Akaroa, New Zealand.

  • Tour guides by a local family of conservationists with over 30 years experience 
  •  Various tours and packages to choose from to suit your adventure
  •  Spectacular scenery and wildlife
 

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Tour the largest Australasian Little Penguin colony on mainland New Zealand

Get up close and personal with these beautiful creatures. You are guaranteed to see penguins in their natural habitat during the breeding season from September to mid February and second week in April. Come along to learn interesting facts and help preserve these birds.
 
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Explore the marine reserve 
on a sea Kayak Tour

Be prepared to be blown away on our sea kayak tour. Kayak around the outer coast of Pohatu Marine Reserve which homes many marine species such as penguins, seal colonies, hector dolphins and many sea birds.
 
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Spectacular 4WD Scenic Nature Tour

For a more relaxing adventure, experience this special area and wildlife on our 4WD Scenic Nature Tour. Find out about our accommodation options to make your adventure even more exciting.

 
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Spend a night in the middle of a Penguin Colony. 24 hour and 48 hour packages available

Be prepared to be blown away on our sea kayak tour. Kayak around the outer coast of Pohatu Marine Reserve which homes many marine species such as penguins, seal colonies, hector dolphins and many sea birds.
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Conserving the Little Penguins for over 30 years

 

Francis and Shireen Helps have worked over the last three decades protecting White-flippered Penguins (Eudyptula minor albosignata), Canterbury’s own variant of Australasian Little Penguin, from introduced predators.

By spending time with us you are helping the preservation of these beautiful birds for future generations.

Did you know / Facts

 
1
  Largest Little Penguin colony on mainland New Zealand.
2
  Last open hill side colony of its kind.
3
  Only place in New Zealand you can easily see penguins' gathering and socializing on the water.
4
  Banks Peninsula has the highest amount of biodiversity than any other part of New Zealand.
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  Over 30 years of conservation, including penguin protection and monitoring and 4 conservation awards. 
 
 
“A Highlight of our Visit to New Zealand”
- Muserella
 
“Number one attraction in town, maybe in New Zealand”
"Blown away. Was such a great day. Worth every penny. We seen so much wildlife, this is definitely a hidden gem in New Zealand. The guides were very knowledgeable, and added to the overall experience."
- Jason M
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Services

  • Pohatu Package
  • Penguin Tours
  • Sea Kayaking Tours
  • Scenic Nature Tours
 

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Contact Us 

 
icon location Wildside Booking Office,
8/2 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa
7520
New Zealand
icon phone 03 304 8542
icon mobile 021 246 9556
icon mail tours@pohatu.co.nz