24/48 hour Pohatu package - Farmstay

Scenic 4WD mini-van drive
Scenic Nature Safari
Fully experienced guides

Have it all included with our overnight stay in our historic and cosy private units in the middle of the penguin colony and working sheep farm with rare breeds sheep! Enjoy the safe swimming beach just outside your door or explore the surrounding and secluded landscape.

Complementary evening penguin tour in season, discounted sea-kayaking and an opportunity to walk the beautiful bush and waterfall section of the well-known Banks Track. Visit to the spectacular cliff-tops of the Akaroa Heads Lighthouse Reserve.

At night gaze up and see the milkyway and wake up to the sound of birdsong, sheep and the sea.

Escape it all and spend 24 or 48 hours in stunning isolated Pohatu bay. With private sleeping units we can welcome couples on a romantic escape or group of friends or extended family looking for an adventure break.

What You Need to Bring
  • Food for 24-48 hours depending on package selection.
  • Warm clothing for the evening.
  • If kayaking, clothes you don’t mind getting wet. Water shoes are not necessary.
  • Hiking boots/shoes or athletic shoes for the bush walk.
Package Includes
  • FREE Evening Penguin Tour (if in season). Penguin presence.
  • Highly discounted sea-kayaking. You pay $40/55 vs. $110!
  • Visit to the spectacular cliff-tops of the Akaroa Heads Lighthouse Reserve.
  • Opportunity to walk along the gentle river and waterfalls of the Tutakakahikura Scenic Reserve. Fully forested and downhill walk part of the well-known Banks Track. 3-hour & 1.5-hour options available.
  • Gaze up at the night sky to see the brilliant Milkyway.
  • Wake up to the sound of birdsong, sheep and the sea.
  • Linen, toilet, shower, etc.
  • Fully equipped facilities:
    • Communal kitchen with full cooking range: oven, microwave, fridges...
    • All cutleries, pots...
    • Tea, coffee and sugar
  • Your accommodation is meters way from a safe swimming beach.
Good to Know
  • FREE off-street, overnight parking available in safe and secluded area.
  • Typical departure time from Flea Bay is 11:15am. If there is no morning kayaking an earlier departure time can be arranged.
  • Safe drinking water at the accommodation.
  • Like many bays on Banks peninsula you are off grid with no coverage. For any emergency there is a landline at the family homestead.
24 or 48 hour overnight stay
Departure time
Tour Length
24 or 48 hours
Scenic transport included
Free access to facilities for dinner and shower


Child 5 - 15 years old*


Sea-kayaking add-on per person

$40 to 55

Second night Add-on per accommodation unit


Group or family concession; 4 or more:
$130 per adult 
Note that rates will change on the 1st of May.
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