Pohatu Penguin Tours

Akaroa 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.


Cancellation Policy

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.