Pohatu Penguin Habitat, Akaroa

(4.9/5 based on 300+ 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 is like nothing I've ever done before, a unique brilliant experience. Our French guide drove us there on the very steep road to the habitat. He was clearly very passionate about penguins and gave...  more »
  • Fantastic evening superbly guided by Murray. Would highly recommend and note that we were originally concerned it may be a tourist trap but it is certainly nothing close to that, so please don't chang...  more »
  • Kevin, our quick witted and personable authentic French tour guide was an encyclopedia of information. He amused us with his ability to handle our questions. It was fun reviewing the landscape the con...  more »