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Akaroa: Pohatu Penguins Scenic Nature 2-Hour or 4-Hour Tour

1. Akaroa: Pohatu Penguins Scenic Nature 2-Hour or 4-Hour Tour

Join a 4WD eco-tourism safari to the spectacular award-winning Wild Side Conservation area. Depart Akaroa for a scenic drive in a 4WD minivan over the crater rim of the Akaroa volcano to Pohatu Flea Bay. Along the way, learn the region's history from your local guide. Stop for photo opportunities with views of Akaroa harbor and the Pacific Ocean. Arrive at a local family's farm where you can meet friendly pet sheep and hand-feed them for a real kiwi experience. In season, monitor nesting sites with your guide and learn about the conservation work done for the largest colony of little penguins on mainland New Zealand. At certain times of the year, you may even see some of the rehabilitation efforts such as supplemental feeding. The extended 4-hour tour includes visits to the spectacular cliff-tops of Akaroa Heads Lighthouse Reserve. You will have more time to enjoy the area with homemade muffins and cakes, and more time to see the native wildlife and to explore Flea Bay. This activity directly funds the conservation work that takes place at Pohatu Bay to protect the penguins.

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It was an amazing tour! I’m so glad we got this 2 hours tour, my mom even she didn’t understand English (I was translating) she fully enjoyed it and was amazed by the conservation. Thank you a lot for everything you do, I will recommend this tour to all my friends❤️

This is a trip not to be missed. The beautiful scenery, the blue penguins, the education about it all by a personal tour guide, Joey, who is the daughter one of the original saviors of the Blue Penguin Colony at Floe Bay!

Lovely guide who informed me of everything! Penguins where so cute and lovely and o be able to see upclose 100% recommend

Akaroa beautiful spot. Tour was excellent, very informative, great views along the way to see the penguins.

Great short trip so you can do other things if you want. Weather was fantastic so views amazing