Full Scenic Akaroa Nature Tour

Full Scenic Akaroa Nature Tour

This is a scenic 4WD adventure over one of the highest passes on Banks Peninsula including photo stops. It enables you to experience the spectacular and dramatic scenery from crater rim of ancient Akaroa Volcano to volcanic coastal cliffs and Akaroa heads reserve & Lighthouse.

Enjoy the beautiful view over Akaroa Harbour and the endless Pacific Ocean! Conservation projects for protection of penguins, lizards and insects can be seen as well as the beautiful red beech forest of Tutakakahikura Scenic Reserve with five species of tree ferns.

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) $101 per person
Duration: 4 Hours
Tour Code: FSNT

Inclusions

Commentary about history and culture of the region
Scenic bush walk
Tea, coffee & muffin
Visit a working sheep farm
Plenty of photo opportunities
Learn about conservation of the penguins

Tour Departures

  • Frequency: Daily all year round
  • Departure Point: Wildside Booking Office, 8/2 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa
  • Departure Time: 12:00pm in Summer or 11:15am in Winter
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Return Details: 4:00pm in Summer or 3:15pm in Winter at Original point of departure
  • Closed: Operates all year round

What To Bring

  • Walking Shoes
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Warm clothing

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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Full Scenic Akaroa Nature Tour
Sightseeing Tours
Tour Code: FSNT
From (NZD) $101 per person
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