24/48 hour Pōhatu package - Farmstay

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Scenic Nature Safari

Fully experienced guides

Escape it all and spend 24 or 48 hours in stunning isolated Pōhatu Bay - 30 minutes' drive away from Akaroa on the wildside of the Banks peninsula.

Spend the night in our historic or quirky but cosy private sleeping units in the middle of the penguin colony and working sheep farm with many rare sheep breeds!

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 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.
With private sleeping units, we can welcome couples on a romantic escape or group of friends or extended family looking for an adventure break.

With private sleeping units we can welcome couples on a romantic escape or group of friends or extended family looking for an adventure break.

  • departure-icon Departure time 12pm 
  • icons8-hourglass-85-274Tour Length 24 or 48 hours (48-hour option only available from May to end of August)
  • Frame 1730-731Free access to facilities for dinner and shower
  • scenic-transport-icoScenic transport included

24/48 hour overnight stay

  • Adult

  • $175

  • Child

    5 to 15 years old*
  • $80

  • Sea-kayaking

    add-on per person
  • $40 to $55

  • Second night

    Add-on per accommodation unit
  • $130

  • Group or family concession

    4 or more (per adult)
  • $130

Package includes

  • FREE Evening Penguin Tour only in season. Not running from March to early April when penguins are back from their time at sea. Check our the table to find out what is happening in the colony. 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.

What 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 as we provide some.
  • Hiking boots/shoes or athletic shoes for the bush walk.

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.
  • As this activity happens outside and in isolated areas, there are risks involved that may be higher than day to day living so you can find our Risks disclosure here

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 cozy units are available to enable you to spend more time at Pōhatu Bay and free time to relax and explore Pōhatu´s many secret places. The accommodation is located within easy walking distance of our beautiful safe sandy beach.