2 Hour Akaroa 4WD Nature Tour

2 Hour Akaroa 4WD Nature Tour

This is a great tour for anyone wanting a shorter option to explore the area.

With a 4 wheel drive 9 seater van ride and photo-stops en route you will view Akaroa harbour in its entirety, standing on crater rim at our 700 metre view point, hearing about the history of this beautiful landscape by local guides who have lived here for up to five generations. Visit Pohatu Bay on the outer coast, panoramic views all the way down, working sheep farm and penguin colony.

This is a chance to get great photos of our friendly pet sheep which you can feed from hand for a real kiwi experience. Then come with us as we monitor penguin nesting boxes and learn of the conservation work we do in the largest colony of little penguins on mainland New Zealand.

Great opportunity to see penguins and their chicks up close on their nests (Note, penguins are only seen in season). Guides often point out other native birds and wildlife as we go. Ideal for people on a day trip in Akaroa, giving you the time to also explore our historic town. The best time for penguin viewing is the breeding season between end of August to the end of December. You can see moulting penguins in January and February, but starting the end of February through early April we do NOT have penguins.

Tour Info

Tour Type: Guided Nature Tours & Walks
From: Akaroa to Akaroa
Price: From (NZD) $70 per person
Duration: 2 Hours
Tour Code: A4WD

Inclusions

Commentary about history and culture of the region
Plenty of photo stop opportunities
Visit a working sheep farm and penguin colony
Learn about conservation of the penguins

Tour Departures

  • Frequency: Daily all year round – Please note you will not see penguins from Mid-February through to Mid-April
  • Departure Point: Wildside Booking Office, 8/2 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa
  • Departure Time: 11:00am & 1:30pm
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Return Details: Tour concludes at original point of departure
  • Closed: Operates all year round

What To Bring

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Walking Shoes
  • Camera

Important Information

  • Minimum of 2 passengers required to operate
  • This tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance of travel
  • Confirmation for this product will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated
  • Complete operator information, including opening times and local contact telephone numbers are included on your e-voucher
  • Child ages are 1-14 years inclusive

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2 Hour Akaroa 4WD Nature Tour
Sightseeing Tours
Tour Code: A4WD
From (NZD) $70 per person
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