Akaroa Wildlife Pass

Photo opportunities

Fully experienced guides

Nature Cruise

Natural environment

Animal lovers, this is the package for you.

Tick 3 activities off 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 Kororā/White-Flippered Penguin, a unique variant of the Little Penguins with Pōhatu Penguins.

Book your pass today and get $53 discount on your double pass or an incredible $163 on the family pass or 2 adults and up to 3 children.

Please note:

Your pass must be redeemed within 1, 2 or 3 consecutive days.

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

Akaroa Wildlife

  • Double Pass

    2 adults
  • $405

  • Family Pass

    (2 adult, 2 child, infant free)
  • $585


Shamarra Alpaca

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

Just 30 minutes' drive from Akaroa, 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.

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.

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Pōhatu 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).

Only in Akaroa for the day?

If you do not have the time to stay late or overnight in Akaroa, consider our Scenic Nature tours that would allow you to see penguins up close in nesting sites.

Check out also our 24 hour Pohatu package

Experience a night right in the middle of the largest Australasian Little Penguin colony on mainland New Zealand! Our cosy units are available to enable you to spend more time at Pohatu 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.