Akaroa wildlife pass

Animal lovers, this is the package for you.

Tick 3 of your animal bucket list in one go with this unique "Akaroa wildlife pass".

The cutest animals are waiting around Akaroa harbour: the soft and friendly Alpaca at Shamarra, the playful Hector’s Dolphins with Black Cat Cruises and the White-flippered penguin, a unique variant of the Little penguins with Pohatu penguins.


Shamarra Alpaca

Full of attitude, seriously cute and very, very photogenic – come and meet our friendly award-winning alpacas.

Just one hour from Christchurch, you’ll find Shamarra Alpaca Farm on the beautiful Banks Peninsula across the harbour from Akaroa. With over 170 grazing alpacas you are guaranteed to make some furry friends while enjoying spectacular sea views. Tour our farm and visit our shop, exclusively stocking our luxurious New Zealand made Shamarra alpaca knitwear.


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Black Cat Cruises

Voted the number 1 wildlife activity in New Zealand, your award winning 2-hour nature cruise is packed with highlights including the rare, NZ native dolphin – the Hector’s dolphin, as well as seals, penguins and many coastal sea birds.

You’ll discover this wonderful wildlife as you cruise through the belly of an extinct volcanic crater and hear about Akaroa’s fascinating past. We also offer a Hector’s dolphin guarantee; if you don’t see any dolphins you can cruise again for free.

Pohatu penguins

Discover the world of the largest colony of Little penguins on mainland New Zealand and help supporting 30+ years of conservation effort.

4WD ride minibus to discover the Wildside of Banks peninsula and the rich history of the area on the edge of Akaroa volcano crater rim at 700 meters altitude.

See our little blue friends up close and personal as you participate in a weekly monitoring program of nesting sites (excluding March) on our 2 hour nature tour(option to upgrade to our
evening tour or overnight stay available).
Please note that your pass must be redeemed within 1, 2 or 3 consecutive days.

Following your purchase, a representative of Pohatu penguins will get in touch to help you out with the booking of each activities.