Scenic Nature Tours

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Come with us on a 4WD safari to the spectacular, award-winning Wild Side Conservation area! Learn about the area’s rich history, native flora and fauna and Pohatu’s unique penguin conservation program. Our Nature Safaris offer stunning views of Akaroa Harbour, the outer coast, farm land and forested hillsides. Be greeted by the farm’s, friendly pet sheep and see White-Flippered penguins as we monitor nesting sites. If you’re lucky, you may even get the chance to see some of our rehabilitation efforts such as supplemental feedings and swim therapy.*

2-Hour Nature Tour:

Ideal for people on a day trip in Akaroa! Gives you the chance to learn more about Pohatu Penguins while still having time to explore our historic town.
Everything mentioned above is included in the 2-Hour tour.

$65 per person
$35 child under 15 years
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Depart at 1.30pm

Full Scenic Nature Safari (4 hour):

  • Enjoy all the above PLUS…
  • A visit to the spectacular cliff-tops of Akaroa Heads Lighthosue Reserve.
  • A visit of the beautiful red beech forest of Tutakakahikura Scenic Reserve. (optional)
  • More time to see native wildlife and to explore Flea Bay.
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and home-made baked goods!
$95 per person
$65 child under 15 years old
$280 family (2 adult and 2 children)
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Depart at 12.00pm in summer and 11.15am over the winter months


*Most rehabilitation occurs mid-November through mid-February and depending on the day only shown to people on a Full Scenic Nature safari to limit crowding penguins.

Please see Penguin Season Table for an annual timeline of when and what you can see. 

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Check out our Pohatu package

Experience a night right in the middle of the largest Australasian Little Penguin colony on mainland New Zealand! Our cosy Units or authentic colonial Cottage are available to enable you to spend more time at Pohatu/ Flea Bay and free time to relax and explore Pohatu´s many secret places. The accommodation is located within easy walking distance of our beautiful safe sandy beach.

 

Services

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

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icon location Wildside Booking Office,
8/2 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa
7520
New Zealand
icon phone 03 304 8542
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