Pohatu Penguin Tours
New Zealand’s largest mainland colony of Little penguins
See the world’s smallest penguin up close as we monitor nesting sites
Tour costs directly fund our conservation project
Support 30+ years of Little penguins conservation
Award winning conservation area of extreme beauty
Department of conservation approved operator
Meet en greet our farm’s friendly pet sheep
100% family owned and operated
Pohatu penguins offers unique Eco tours from Evening Penguin tours, Nature Safaris and sea-kayaking safaris to Pohatu, a beautiful working sheep farm that with 40 years of conservation efforts has become NZ largest mainland little penguin colony.
Conservation is at the heart of who we are and why we operate and we are very happy to share our family story and inspire anyone to do the same.
Don't wait and come on one of our small group tours: 2 or 4 hour nature tour, sea-kayaking safari, evening penguin tour or 24 hour package tour, we have an option for all to choose from
To get out there we pick you up in our 9 seaters 4WD mini bus in Akaroa and you will enjoy breathtaking views and commentary of our unique history as you go. We take the time for photo stops along the way of Akaroa harbour and the endless Pacific ocean.
Map & Directions
2/8 Rue Balguerie, 7520
Tours will start from our booking office in Akaroa situated just behind the BNZ bank at Unit 2, 8 Rue Balguerie.
No refunds within 24 hours of departure unless the Operator cancels the activity due to waterway road or weather conditions (a full refund would be then given).
A 10% service charges applies to all other cancelation refunds.