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Pohatu Penguin Habitat

Address: 8/2 Rue Balguerie | Wildside Booking Office, Akaroa, New Zealand
Phone Number: 033048542
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Akaroa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks

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Valentine, TX
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131 reviews 131 reviews
64 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This tour was great!! It was a small group and the tour was very personable. We got picked up in Akaroa and drove about 45 minutes (with 3 scenic photo stops along the way) to a family's farm. This family was great and it was really interesting to see what they are doing to help protect the penguins. They built... More 

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Los Altos, CA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Pohatu Penguins is one of the most beautiful tours we have ever been a part of. Going to the top of Misty Point and to the beautiful Flea Bay with Kevin was spectacular. The views and the story of how his company is protecting and increasing the number of the cute Little Penguins was wonderful. And, seeing these darling animals... More 

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Sydney
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Wonderful views of Akaroa. Visit to a penguin sanctuary. Learning about the penguins and seeing them in the wild

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Sydney, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Just returned from this tour and saw dolphins, penguins, seals and A large variety of birds. Seals and dolphins very inquisitive and come right up to the boat. Good price for tour and our guide, Ben, was awesome.

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Tokyo, Japan
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6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Amazing scenery. Best tour I've done to get up close with wildlife in a natural way. We saw blue penguins, seals and dolphins! Kevin was an excellent guide. Friendly and informative. The trip over to Pohatu was interesting as well...good to get away from the main part of Akaroa.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Very enjoyable tour with amazing views to enjoy along the way. Awesome group doing amazing work to protect their beautiful surroundings. Well worth a look.

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Wales, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

An excellent evening trip to see the Pohatu penguins, the trip was well organised, informative and fun. There were stunning views to see on the way there, lambs and sheep to feed before going to see the penguins and then the penguins themselves! Well worth it.

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canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We had a great day with Shireen. This was more than just a tour. We saw a little bit of New Zealand, saw penguins and their nesting boxes, and even learned a little of the history of sheep farming in the area. Shireen's dedication and work to save the penguins of the area is very special. The tour also include... More 

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Gladstone, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The whole experience was great and my daughter and I thoroughly recommend it. The guide was knowledgeable, interesting and informative. Getting up close to a rescued penguin and watching it being fed was just one of the great memories. Seeing these animals in the wild along with some seals was fantastic.

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Louisville, Colorado
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22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

One of the very best tours we took in NZ - if not THE best. We did the evening penguin tour and compared to other similar that we did, this one just had a more personal, meaningful vibe. Our driver was great, very friendly and knowledgeable - and the drive was gorgeous. When we got to the farm the sheep... More 

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