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“My highlight of NZ”

Pohatu Penguin Habitat
Ranked #7 of 28 Tours in Akaroa
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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
Reviewed November 19, 2012

wow, really nice place with nice people. i recommand it, we were there 2 days and nights, we saw litt blue guys, we did some kayaking, we saw little blue penguins swimming, seals, caves etc...I loved it!!!!

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Reviewed October 6, 2012

For an experience you will never forget, spend a few days with Francis and Sheree at their farm in the breathtakingly beautiful Flea Bay. Walk through lush fern forests next to waterfalls or clamber over sheep-dotted hill sides with views over pale blue bays. Stay in a cosy cottage and listen to the calls of the Little Blue Peguins as they come ashore to trade places with their mates in the nesting boxes scattered across the farm. This is a hiker's, birder's and kayaker's paradise. And GREAT value for the small accommodation fee and a wealth of learning from the knowledgable guides.
Enjoy!
Vicky

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Reviewed August 20, 2012

The tour was interesting and informative, a break for muffins along the way, lovely scenery, saw wetas and lizards as well as penguins and we were impressed with the proprietors efforts to assist the penguins to have safe havens in which to breed. They should get international recognition for what they do!

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Reviewed May 15, 2012

It's so impressive. We could even saw groups of cute little penguins swimming in the sea. just need to bring good gripped shoes as the walkway was quite slippery.

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Reviewed May 15, 2012

We spent 3D2N here with the 48hrs package. It was very impressive. Shireen picked us up from the information center and we stunned with the beautiful view along the way. We had penguin tour in the evening. The route was quite slippery so be prepare. On the next day, we had sea kayaking in the morning. We saw penguins and seals very closely, super super cute! Bush walk in the afternoon was fantastic too, beautiful walkway and not too difficult for me who hardly exercised. The accommodation was nice and clean. We stayed at little hut close to the beach. It had full kitchen facilities, shower, fridge, and heater. We just had to have a short walk to flush toilet, but it's not a problem as it's very clean and not too far. Shireen was very caring and dedicating to her customers and her conservative works. We had impressive experience and it's very worthwhile.

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