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Pohatu Penguin Habitat

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Akaroa, New Zealand
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About Pohatu Penguin Habitat
Pohatu penguins is a family owned business that offers 4WD safaris trip to the Largest Little penguin colony on mainland New Zealand. Conservation based tours include: -Evening penguin tours -Scenic nature safaris (2 or 4 hours) -Sea-kayaking with seals and other wildlife -24 or 48 hour package including accommodation in the middle of the penguin colony
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Ruth Robertson wrote a review 20 Jun
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It is impossible to identify one thing that was our favourite part of our camp at Pōhatu Marine Reserve in Flea Bay. We were so incredibly fortunate to have beautiful weather which meant that our kayaking wildlife tour, nest building, penguin tour, bushwalk, tree planting and swimming were all amazing. During our kayaking session in the bay, we saw a rare yellow-eyed penguin, as well as a pod of dolphins with calves, seals, white flippered penguins and other bird life. The students were in awe of the natural beauty and loved every minute of the camp. Our guides were fantastic, we can't thank Kevin, Averil, Ben and Joey enough. Being at Pōhatu gave us a great appreciation of the work that the team do supporting the penguins and the natural environment. Thanks for everything.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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James S wrote a review 4 Jun
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We had an amazing time with these guys! We started with the drive there and learning from all of Ben’s knowledge on the area about how it formed and the local conservation efforts, stopping a few times at some great photo spots. From there we were kitted up and taken out onto the water in the kayaks. We saw penguins and seals from very close up whilst being guided around the bay. Overall an awesome experience and would highly recommended. Made even better by Ben who took us through it all.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Colorchap wrote a review May 2021
Auckland, New Zealand5 contributions2 helpful votes
Up close and personal with Little Blue penguins in their nesting holes. So much info and experience, overwhelming. Small groups too. You must go
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Date of experience: May 2021
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David wrote a review May 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand3 contributions2 helpful votes
The Pohatu overnight package was recommended by a friend. It lived up to all expectations. It was informative and the staff were super friendly and accommodating. We enjoyed staying overnight and took the opportunity to explore the beach which we had all to ourselves.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Louisa wrote a review May 2021
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I loved looking at the penguins and the kayaking was so fun! The accommodation was very nice and the treehouse was so cool.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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