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Pohatu Penguin Habitat

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Address: 8/2 Rue Balguerie | Wildside Booking Office, Akaroa, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-304 8542
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Description: Pohatu penguins is a family owned business that offers 4WD safaris trip to...
Pohatu penguins is a family owned business that offers 4WD safaris trip to the Largest Little penguin colony on mainland New Zealand. Conservation based tours include: -Evening penguin tours -Scenic nature safaris (2 or 4 hours) -Sea-kayaking with seals and other wildlife -24 or 48 hour package including accommodation in the middle of the penguin colony
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Upclose and personal experience with penguins!

We went on the half day tour just last Sunday on 16 Aug with Joey even though it was a rainy cold and wet day but we ended up having such a great time because Joey made the tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We went on the half day tour just last Sunday on 16 Aug with Joey even though it was a rainy cold and wet day but we ended up having such a great time because Joey made the tour so interesting and informative despite the bad weather! It was a pity we had to skip the bush reserve walk (due... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Wonderful. The kids said it was the best bit of the holiday. Got up close and personal with a wide range of wildlife

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

From the moment April met us near the dock until she returned us there, on time, the half-day tour to see Little Blue Penguins was a highlight of our cruise. With a small group, she drove us up over the steep hills surrounding Akaroa. We had a great view looking down on the ship and April stopped several times so... More 

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Ruston, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Kevin was absolutely wonderful and very accommodating. Could not have asked for a better tour or more knowledgeable guide. Had a wonderful tour learning about the area as well as the efforts to save the White-Flippered penguin. We were fortunate enough to see the White Flippered penguins, a Yellow Eyed penguin and a seal blocking the Yellow Eyed penguins return... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

At first I was a little apprehensive of what I had gotten my love into. But as we started driving up the hill the excitement built. The guide was great even taking photos of us. He had a wealth of information, that was just the beginning of what was to come. We were dropped of at our accommodation which was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

There were a number of tours you could take with this group. We did the day nature tour where we drove and hiked around the scenic areas of the peninsula and we did end up where the penguin preserve was and saw some of the penguins that were still in their boxes. Most of the penguins were out in the... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I'd sign up for 24hours package which is to stay a night at hut there, doing evening penguin tour and doing a sea kayak trip the next morning. Too bad the weather is so bad that the evening penguin tour and sea kayak was forced to cancel. However, I still able to visit the penguin sanctuary, saw some seal, close... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Did the evening tour with friends and family--we were fortunate as we went during the off-season but penguins were back in town for a "penguin party", as our wonderful guide explained. Drive from Akaroa to farmhouse is scenic and an adventure in itself. Unbelievable to see little penguins in their hidey-boxes, so up close. Trekked out to viewpoints near the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

My wife and I spent a weekend in Aakaroa and thought it would be interesting to take a tour with Pohatu to explore this beautiful area and perhaps see some wildlife. We weren't sure what to expect due to the penguins being out of season but a quick call into the office put my mind at rest as Kevin was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Great Place With Lovely Hospitality. Must visit .to see nature & pigeon life. Owner take Great care for Pigeon & Nature Development .

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