Pohatu penguins/Plunge NZ Ltd, Akaroa

Get up close and personal with the white-flippered penguins of Pohatu penguins/Plunge NZ Ltd. 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 penguins/Plunge NZ Ltd at the forefront of your travel plans using our Akaroa trip builder.
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  • August 15, 2017
    We arrived to Akaroa during a rainstorm, which flooded parts of the village, so our tour was unfortunately initially cancelled. Our guide, the daughter of the owners of the farm, was very flexible tho...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    We were booked on a sea kayak tour which was unfortunately cancelled due to unsuitable weather- however we were offered either a full refund or an alternative tour. I am so glad we took the 4WD altern...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    This is a great way to see the bay area of Akaroa in a relatively short space of time. Kevin, our guide, stopped off at many interesting and beautiful vantage points and was extremely knowledgable abo...  more »
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  • February 3, 2017
    My 21 year old son and I were impressed with the Penguin & Conservation Tour. We were engaged and entertained. We learned about the local landscape, local history and saw first hand Penguin conservation efforts. Kevin, our tour guide was enthusiastic and a fountain of local information. Definitely would recommend this tour if you are interested in Nature and in Penguins or just want to go on a fun interactive outing.
  • November 11, 2016
    We did the overnight Pohatu package. It started with a driving tour, then a hike through some spectacular New Zealand landscapes, penguin viewing and kayaking. We enjoyed all of it. We saw a lot of marine wildlife including penguins, seals and dolphins. Our guides Ben and Kevin were great and our daughter enjoyed feeding the young lambs. The hut has all the basics, but it's an outdoor toilet. Definitely a highlight on our New Zealand trip.
  • October 1, 2016
    Loved the trip a friend and I took out to stay in Flea Bay with Pohuta Penguins! Our guide was lovely with lots of local knowledge, and showed us some great views. The accommodation was much better than I anticipated - oven, fridge and freezer, shower, even electric blankets!! The penguin tour in the evening was great and nice that it's a family home surrounded by penguin boxes. The kayaking the next morning ws a fun way to see the bay, along with lots more wildlife. Very good experience and would happily go again with other friends in the future.
  • October 23, 2016
    Did the evening tour and was greater than what we expected - our guide Kev was very knowledge and passionate about the conservation work that they are doing. Definitely a must do in Akaroa and I recommend them to everyone and support the work that they are doing!
  • September 6, 2017
    Very quite blue plunge!

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Akaroa has a decent number of accommodations available for its visitors, including many motels, apartments, and hostels located close to the water. French-themed bed and breakfasts nicely complement the local ambience, while luxury resorts and retreats offer an indulgent option when booked in advance. Farther from the center, you'll find RV parks and, on the roads leading out of the town, a few motels.
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