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Pohatu Overnight Tour

The package enables you to enjoy all activities Pohatu has to offer and free time to explore or relax. Known as the Wildside of Banks Peninsula it is an area that commands more than just a brief visit. Drive through spectacular and dramatic scenery from crater rim to volcanic cliffs and Akaroa Heads Lighthouse Reserve.
For further details refer to the Scenic Nature Safari and Evening penguin tour.

Experience our conservation projects in action as we monitor penguins and endemic fauna and learn of protection programs.

Visit the beautiful Beech forest of the Tutakakahikura Scenic Reserve. A two and a half hour valley self-guided bush walk can be included along the world famous Banks Peninsula Track past beautiful waterfalls cascading over ancient lava flows to the sea.

Spend beautiful one night's stay on a working sheep station and in the middle of the penguin colony in our cosy self catering accommodation within meters from the safe swimming beach.

Enjoy our great guided Sea Kayaking experience along the dramatic coastline of Pohatu Marine Reserve with endemic wildlife viewing opportunities (note: weather conditions permitting) - a small additional charge ($25).

  • Meet us at our office in Akaroa at 11.45am.
  • Enjoy a stunning scenic drive with photo stops along the way and up to 700 meters on the edge of Akaroa extinct volcano crater rim.
  • At the entrance of Akaroa harbor and Akaroa lighthouse scenic reserve you will stand on high cliffs looking through a giant spyglass. 10 to 45 minutes walk available depending on your fitness and desire.
  • Self guided bush walk through the Tutakakahikura scenic reserve (2 to 3 hours walking down to your accommodation) different starting points are available.
  • Free time to relax and settle in your accommodation before the complementary evening penguin tour.
  • The next morning you can add the guided sea-kayaking trip before being brought back to Akaroa just before midday.
  • End of tour ends at around 11am

What's included

  • Scenic 4WD adventure over one of the highest passes on Banks Peninsula
  • On demand photo stops
  • Guided evening penguin tour to view White-flippered Penguins (in season)
  • We do provide, on request, off road parking for your vehicle while you are enjoying your stay.
  • Accommodation for 1 night

What's not included

  • Food

Important information

There is no cell phone reception.

Meeting point

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

From EUR 82 per person

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  • 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: 1807

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