Pohatu Penguin Habitat, Akaroa

Categories: Scenic Drives, Eco Tours, Tourist Spots, Boat Tours & Water Sports, Tours, Outdoor Activities
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4.9/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
Get up close and personal with the white-flippered penguins of Pohatu Penguin Habitat. Visit the colony during the breeding season as part of a scenic FWD tour, which also takes in dramatic cliffs, an ancient volcano crater, a lighthouse, and the red beech forest of a scenic nature reserve. Adventurous types can kayak or explore the towering cliffs, rock stacks, reefs, and deep-sea caves. In addition to penguins, this area also shelters seals and many different sea birds. Put Pohatu Penguin Habitat at the forefront of your travel plans using our Akaroa trip builder.
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  • This was the highlight of Akaroa for us - the penguins are threatened by introduced European animals and the people at the habitat are working hard to protect their colony. We met outside the shop and...  read more »
  • Wonderful family experience whilst in the Banks Peninsula Track. Francis was so knowledgeable and the conservation efforts must be applauded. A truly exceptional experience. 
  • Evening tour! Knowledgeable guides, exceptional drive out there (even with the option of own 4wd had a great experience getting out there in their vans.) Their property is breathtaking, truly felt tha...  read more »
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