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Evening Penguin Tour - Pohatu Penguins

Discover the magical world of wild penguins in their natural habitat on the Evening Penguin Tour...


  • Be welcomed by rare breeds of sheep and have the chance to hand-feed them
  • Learn all about the conservation efforts being made to preserve the penguins
  • Watch wild penguins from hides and see them in nesting homes
  • Expert guides will provide interesting commentary along the way
  • A fantastic idea for animal and nature lovers alike!
  • Awarded Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence since 2014!

Take an exciting evening adventure and discover what life is like for wild penguins as you observe them in their natural habitat.

The tour begins with a scenic drive by 4WD which takes you over Akaroa's extinct Volcano crater rim before you are greeted by the stunning beauty of Pohatu Bay.

Guided by a team of experts who know when and where is best to locate these inquisitive creatures, you'll then have the opportunity to observe the fascinating behaviour of penguins as they explore and socialise on the water - if you're lucky you may even see some returning to shore at dusk!

You'll also see them up close in their nesting homes which are used as part of conservation efforts to monitor the colony, and you'll get an insight into the conservation efforts being made to preserve their lives in the Flea Bay colony.

A fascinating and thrilling adventure for all ages that will provide memories to last a lifetime!

Adult $85.00
Child $65.00 (5 to 15 years old)
Infant $35.00

What's included

  • Fully experienced guides
  • 4WD transportation by 4WD minibus to and from Pohatu bay on some of Banks peninsula back country road
  • Welcome by rare sheep breed that can be hand fed
  • A conservation walk and talk within the penguin habitat
  • Monitoring of penguin nesting homes to check on the colony


  • 2/8 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand


  • Photography welcomed but strictly no use of flash.

  • The Evening penguin tour departure changes due to lengthening or shortening days, exact departure time will be confirmed after booking. You can contact the operator directly after booking to do this, otherwise the operator will be in touch.

    In summer it is advisable to eat before you come on an evening tour as often restaurants will be closed on our return to Akaroa.

Available Bookings from September 21 to September 27

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Tue 21 Sep
Wed 22 Sep
Thu 23 Sep
Fri 24 Sep
Sat 25 Sep
Sun 26 Sep
Mon 27 Sep

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  • Adult$46.70 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$45.50
  • Infant$35.00

  • Adult$46.70
  • Child$35.00
  • Infant$35.00

  • Adult$46.70 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$35.00
  • Infant$35.00

  • Adult$46.70 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$45.50
  • Infant$35.00

  • Adult$59.50
  • Child$65.00
  • Infant$35.00

  • Adult$59.50 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$52.00
  • Infant$35.00

  • Adult$85.00
  • Child$65.00
  • Infant$35.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Ting Ting from New Zealand wrote on 17 August 2021

Best of the best

One of the best experiences ever. Highly recommended to everyone.

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From Evening Penguin Tour - Pohatu Penguins

Hi Ting Ting, Thank you so very much for your kinds comments. It was very nice having and your family on our Evening penguin tour. All the best. Kevin

jenniferw11 from New Zealand wrote on 05 August 2021

Fabulous Trip

Kevin very enthusiastic, knowledgeable and responded well to our range if questions. A very passionate advocate of penguins & wildlife. Saw lots of penguins in nesting boxes, floating on the sea & the highlight coming up onto the rocks. Cant recommend highly enough. Do it!

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From Evening Penguin Tour - Pohatu Penguins

Hi Jennifer and Bill, It was a real pleasure showing you around and spending the evening with you. Thank you very kindly for your kind comments. Wishing you all the best. Kevin.


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