Evening Penguins Safaris

Pohatu is the Largest Little Penguin colony on mainland NZ. Join an evening tour and learn of penguin conservation. Unique viewing in this undisturbed environment of penguins returning from sea. Other wildlife e.g Yellow Eyed penguins are often seen.

Pricing

Adult
$80.00
Child
$55.00
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About

After a 4WD van trip and stunning photo stops en route you will discover Pohatu Marine reserve & the largest Little Penguin colony on mainland NZ.

View the penguins returning to the bay in the wild, in a natural and undisturbed way.

Learn of this self funded 30+ years conservation effort that saved the penguins from extinction from the area.

Take part in our monitoring program of nesting sites giving you great insight into their lives and an opportunity to see the birds up-close.

Then with provided camouflage gear and binoculars watch them interacting on the water and slowly making their way ashore under our hides before darkness forces us to retreat.
Note that artificial lighting is not used as this is disturbing for the penguins.

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Physical address

Evening Penguins Safaris, Unit 2, 8 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa, Christchurch - Canterbury, 7520, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $80.00
Child
(15 year(s) and under)
$55.00
Further pricing information:
We have a family discounted price for 2 adults and 2 children of $250.
Cancellation policy:
No refunds within 24 hours of departure unless the 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.

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
Akaroa is an hour and half drive away from Christchurch Airport.
Proximity to coach terminal:
The daily shuttles pick up and drop off 100 metres away of our office.
Proximity to town:
Our office is in Akaroa, just behind the BNZ bank at Unit 2, 8 Rue Balguerie.

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Opening times

Business hours:
8 am to 6pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Language support

  Written Spoken
Chinese (Simplified) YES NO
French YES YES

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