This 24 or 48 hour stay at Pohatu Penguins accommodation gives you the chance stay overnight at NZ Penguin colony. See penguins, seals & much more
Have it all including in of our Pohatu Penguins accommodation. Located in our historic and cosy private rooms in the middle of the penguin colony! Enjoy the safe swimming beach just outside your door or explore the surrounding and secluded landscape.
Complementary evening penguin tour in season, discounted sea-kayaking and an opportunity to walk the beautiful bush and waterfall section of the well-known Banks Track. Visit to the spectacular cliff-tops of the Akaroa Heads Lighthouse Reserve. At night gaze up and see the milky and wake up to the sound of birdsong, sheep and the sea.
What to bring for an overnight at NZ penguin colony
• Food for 24-48 hours depending on package selection.
• Warm clothing for the evening.
• If kayaking, clothes you don’t mind getting wet. Water shoes are not necessary.
• Hiking boots/shoes or athletic shoes for the bush walk.
What we provide
• Access to facilities (toilet, shower, BBQ and a fully equipped communal kitchen)
• Tea, coffee
• All safety gear for the sea-kayaking
Pohatu bay is situated on the south eastern corner of Banks Peninsula, East of Christchurch city.
Based in Akaroa, your overnight at NZ penguin colony will depart from our office and you will enjoy a scenic drive over one of the highest pass of the area to the Akaroa lighthouse scenic reserve for walks. You will have the options of a self guided bush walk through an ancient forest to your Pohatu Penguins accommodation.
Free time to relax and explore the bay before your complementary evening penguin tour.
The following morning the sea-kayaking can be added to explore the marine reserve and encounter the resident wildlife like the New Zealand fur seals, many species of sea-birds including penguins in season and the friendly visit of the smallest dolphin in the world: the Hector's dolphin.