This is a wonderful option for people who wish to view our penguins returning to the bay to see them in the wild, viewing them naturally and undisturbed. Camouflage gear and binoculars are provided.
Take part in our monitoring program of nesting sites during the tour as part of our conservation work. This gives you great insight into the life of a penguin and an opportunity to see the birds up-close. Then with camouflage gear and binoculars watch the birds interacting on the water and slowly making their way ashore under our hides before darkness force us to retreat. Artificial lighting is not being used as this is disturbing for the penguins. Learn about conservation work and seeing penguins; up close in nesting sites in season and on the water interacting before coming ashore.
This option includes pick-up at Akaroa with spectacular Scenic 4WD van ride to Pohatu with photo stop opportunities. Pet sheep will come running for treats.
This tour concentrates mostly on the Little penguin but other native and endemic birds may also be seen. e.g the Yellow Eyed Penguins who breed at the bay.
Tour length is approximately three hours. Returns after dark.