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Pohatu Evening Penguin Safari

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.

What's included

  • Scenic drive from our office to Pohatu bay.
  • Fully guided.
  • Camouflage gear and binoculars.

Important information

  • Please wear good walking shoes as there are walking involved.
  • Warm clothes in season.
  • Don't forget your cameras jsut remember no flash.
  • Exact strating time will be sent to you after booking, as starting time changes acording to time of daylight.

Meeting point

Unit 2, 8 Rue Blaguerie, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand

From EUR 46 per person

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Opening/operating hours:

9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

3 hours

Live guide:
English French


  • Mobile voucher accepted:
  • Family friendly:
  • Offer type: Shared
  • Fitness level: Easy

Cancellation policy

No refunds within 24 hours. 20USD charge on any cancellation up to 24h before tour start. Cancellation from organizers side due to waterway, road or weather conditions - full refund.

Info about offer

Offer ID: 1803

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