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Escape to the rolling countryside hills and reside in a cosy unit in the midst of a penguin colony! Have a swim at the beach just moments away, venture on an exciting evening penguin tour and learn about conservation efforts, walk alongside waterfalls at Banks Track and so much more.
Trade busy city streets for endless verdant valleys during this 24 hour escape to Pohatu Bay. Departing Akaroa, wind your way through picturesque countryside hills and over an extinct volcano to a handful of historic and cosy units in the middle of a penguin colony. Spend the afternoon lapping up the secluded swimming beach just outside your door or explore the surrounding landscape. As evening strikes in season, set off on an exciting penguin tour, walking around the colony monitoring nesting sites and ensuring that the Little Penguins are doing well. You'll be able to see these adorable creatures up close as you learn about their behaviours and how conservation efforts have saved the Flea Bay colony from extinction. At night, gaze up at the the starry night sky unaffected by light pollution before a restful nights sleep.
Wake up to the soothing sounds of birdsong, sheep and the sea ready for another wonder-filled day. If you're feeling up to it, enjoy a heavy discount on a magical sea kayaking adventure. Paddle around Pohatu Marine Reserve marvelling at surreal towering volcanic cliffs, rock stacks, reefs and deep sea caves, and encounter a host of wildlife. Walk the beautiful bush and waterfall section of the well known Banks Track and visit the remarkable cliff-tops of the Akaroa Heads Lighthouse Reserve.
Accommodations are not wheelchair accessible.
Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to this policy:
Minimum of two and maximum of 15 participants.
This experience will still go ahead in the event of rain. Some of the best wildlife viewing is usually when it's raining.
Please bring warm clothing, hiking boots and if kayaking, clothes you don't mind getting wet.
This experience departs from Akaroa and takes place in Pohatu Bay.