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Akaroa and Banks Peninsula Wild Penguins Eco-Tour

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1

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$299

South Island
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Overview

Marvel at the breathtaking scenery of the rugged coastline and farmlands of the Banks Peninsula onboard a luxury 4x4 mini-coach Akaroa and Banks Peninsula Wild Penguins Eco-Tour from Christchurch in New Zealand. Rough topography characterises this renowned yet sparsely populated area. Set amidst vast expanses of farm lands, the diverse landscape of Akaroa teems with conservation areas that have provided essential habitat for plants and associated wildlife native to the region. In fact, compared to other parts of New Zealand, Banks Peninsula boasts the highest amount of biodiversity.

The celebrated Wild Side Conservation area is where you’ll spend a one-of-a-kind nature safari after you’ve enjoyed the fully catered special lunch we provide. Discover the native flora and fauna, find out what makes Pohatu’s penguin conservation program unique and effective, and get to know the rich history of the area. Let the farm’s friendly pet sheep welcome you, and get a glimpse of White-flippered penguins as Pohatu’s locals check nesting sites. These penguins congregate and socialise on the water; you won’t find any other place in New Zealand where you can easily see penguins display this type of behaviour. Swim therapy and supplemental feedings are part of rehabilitation efforts that you might be lucky enough to witness if you come between mid-November and mid-February.

Fully inclusive price includes

  • Pick up from major Christchurch central city hotels - or hop on before departure outside Canterbury Museum, Central Christchurch (make your selection when booking - can be later amended)
  • Scrumptious special lunch (catering for most dietary needs notified at time of booking)
  • Morning and afternoon tea and refreshments
  • Visit to the Okains Bay Maori & Colonial Museum
  • Nature safari courtesy of the experts at Pohatu penguins
  • Binoculars and camouflage gear may also be provided by Pohatu to maximize viewing abilities
  • Scenery stops along the way
  • Luxury mini-coach travel at its best in a luxury 4WD Mercedes Benz: to and from destination
  • Free WIFI and USB connection
  • A lively, entertaining and highly knowledgeable tour guide who can relate an amazing array of facts, figures & history of this unique countryside!
  • Possibility of live entertainment, e.g. traditional waiata, from your hosts (they need encouragement!)

Akaroa and Banks Peninsula Wild Penguins Eco-Tour

Akaroa and Banks Peninsula Wild Penguins Eco-Tour

Akaroa and Banks Peninsula Wild Penguins Eco-Tour

Akaroa and Banks Peninsula Wild Penguins Eco-Tour

Akaroa and Banks Peninsula Wild Penguins Eco-Tour

Akaroa and Banks Peninsula Wild Penguins Eco-Tour

Akaroa and Banks Peninsula Wild Penguins Eco-Tour

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