Pricing and Conditions

Per night $75.00 - $95.00
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A fully guided sea-kayaking safari can be added on as part of the rental. $90 per person for 2 or 3 people. $55 per person for 4 or more.

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Clients must have a 4WD vehicle to access Pōhatu/Flea Bay via a steep narrow gravel road sometimes close to the edge.

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No refunds within 24 hours of departure. Exceptions are made if operator cancels the activity due to waterway, road or weather conditions (a full refund would be then given). A 10% service charge applies to all other cancellation refunds.

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On your own or with your family and friends there is an accommodation for you. There are 4 different sleeping units available from the standard "Penguin cottage" to the more quirky "Gypsy wagon" or "Tree house". Each unit is separated and offer privacy but the facilities such as kitchen and toilet blocks might have to be shared. Pōhatu/Flea Bay is a working sheep and cattle farm and was the first one officially established on Banks Peninsula in 1843. The Helps family moved in early 70's to what was at the time a run down farm. What they did not expect was to find that other residents were present: the White-flippered penguins, Canterbury's unique variant of the Little Penguin. In season, join a complimentary Evening penguin tour.

Opening times

Business hours:
8am to 8pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year


582 Flea Bay Road, Akaroa, New Zealand.

plane Proximity to airport:
2 hours to Christchurch International Airport.
bus Proximity to coach terminal:
Akaroa French Connection pick up in Christchurch and drop off in Akaroa. From there you would need to join our transportation or 24 hour package.
decisions Proximity to town:
Pohatu Bay is 30 minutes drive away from Akaroa via a steep narrow gravel road sometimes close to the edge.

Language support

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Chinese (Simplified) YES NO
French YES YES

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