The best time for penguin viewing is the breeding season between end of August and January.
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Departures, penguin Tours.30.30 pm (depending on season).Because of the sensitive wildlife habitat only guided groups are taken into the breeding colony to view the Penguins.We also have a Sea kayaking trip, with the scenic drive from the main wharf on cruise ship days.On these tours you may also see one of the Yellow Eyed Penguins who frequent the bay.Scenic Nature Tours.00 pm, pohatu Package.30 pm, other Information.Jocelyn Kinghorn, creative Commons, phatus rockpools contain 11 year anniversary gift for man dense communities of the smaller sea creatures, and beneath the wave, it has a wide range of water depths and seabed types.Note; March is the only month penguins are likely not around.Includes pick-up from Akaroa, spectacular Scenic 4WD safari to Pohatu with photo stop opportunities, penguin viewing and guided walk through the penguin colony (2.5 3 hours).The reserve can only be accessed by four-wheel-drive, but the road reveals a scenic view around every corner, before descending to the sheltered waters of Flea Bay.
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It enables you to experience the spectacular and dramatic scenery from crater rim of ancient Akaroa Volcano to volcanic coastal cliffs and Akaroa Head Reserve Lighthouse.

Please note: In summer it is advisable to either eat before you come on an evening tour or bring some food with you as often restaurants will be closed on your return to Akaroa.The rocky shore platform around the edge of Flea Bay is abundant in small animals and plants.Bring some food and a drink.Includes a scenic drive to Pohatu Marine Reserve with photo stops en route, penguin monitoring during penguin breeding season, a walk through the beautiful Tutakahikura Scenic Bush Reserve, opportunity to view the Banks Peninsula Tree Weta; great variety of native birds, photo stop at crater.If you use our sites or applications on or after February 20th, 2018, you are agreeing to the new.Leaves Akaroa Information Centre.30 pm and returns in the afternoon the next day.Bring warm clothing (some additional camouflage clothing will be provided).The tour options all visit Pohatu Marine Reserve in a small coastal bay nestled between dramatic volcanic headlands on Banks Peninsula.Photography welcomed but strictly no use of flash.
Pohatu Penguins do their best to have a well formed track in good condition as far as the viewing hides that most people can cope with and some footwear can be provided for those who have inadequate footwear.
Includes pick-up from Akaroa, spectacular Scenic 4WD safari to Pohatu with photo stop opportunities, experience is not necessary.