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Akaroa & Banks Peninsula Wild Penguins Eco-Tour from Christchurch

Maossie Tours Limited

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Enjoy the luxury and comfort of a top-of the range Mercedes Benz 4x4 bus as you journey from Christchurch proceeding into the rugged splendor of Banks Peninsula, You will really love stopovers at quirky Little Akaloa, Okains Bay Maori & Colonial Museum, and the award winning Barrys Bay Cheese factory. At your final destination, undertake a unique nature safari incorporating a wild penguin colony in their natural habitat, in the spectacular, award winning Wild Side Conservation area! Learn about the area’s native flora and fauna and Pohatu’s unique penguin conservation program. Be greeted by the farm’s friendly pet sheep and see wild White-Flippered penguins as Pohatu monitor nesting sites. Fully inclusive price includes pick up from major Christchurch city hotels, special lunch, morning & afternoon tea, nature safari, luxury mini-coach travel including on-board WIFI and USB & an entertaining, knowledgeable tour guide.

What You'll Get

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Stop At: Maossie Tours, Rolleston Avenue near intersection of Worcester Blvd, Christchurch 8013 New Zealand

This is the strating point for the tour for those not being picked up at their hotel. Enjoy fantastic scenery from a luxury mini-coach with WiFi and USB charging. Tour guide (English) provides all the local history, legends and stories.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Little River, Little River, Canterbury Region, South Island

Enjoy a morning tea break at the quaint Little River Gallery, where there is lots to see!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Little Akaloa 7583, New Zealand

Visit the unique historical church at Little Akaloa renowned for its location on a wooded cliff high above the bay, and for its stunning carvings in timber and Mt Somers stone depicting Maori designs

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Okains Bay Maori and Colonial Museum, Main Road Okains Bay, Christchurch 8161 New Zealand

Enjoy lunch (included) at, and admission this special and unique museum containing various Māori and colonial artifacts; amazing scenery; Māori and colonial village buildings

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Akaroa i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, 74A Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand

Visitor information

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Pohatu Penguins, 8/2 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand

Penguins and Nature Safari / wildlife: enjoy an expert guided tour of the penguin colony by a local family of conservationists. The remote Pohatu is the largest Australasian Little Penguin colony on mainland New Zealand, where you will also meet the pet sheep gathered around the homestead while you are there!

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Barrys Bay Cheese, 5807 Christchurch Akaroa Road Barrys Bay, Akaroa 7582 New Zealand

Visit to the award winning Barrys Bay Cheese factory at Duvauchelle. See cheese being made through the glass walled factory!

Duration: 10 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Morning & Afternoon tea
  • Beverages
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • All activities
  • Live commentary on board & local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (central Christchurch hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned mini-coach
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Okains Bay Maori and Colonial Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Akaroa i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Pohatu Penguins
  • Entry/Admission - Barrys Bay Cheese

  • Gratuities

Departure Point
Canterbury Museum (Christchurch), Canterbury 8013, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup available from any centrally located Christchurch hotel / motel. After hotel pick-ups, the distinctive Maossie Tours bus (black Mercedes) will parked and waiting alongside Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Ave Central Christchurch, near the corner of Worcester Blvd. until the scheduled departure time.

Departure Time
9:00 AM

9 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Maossie Tours Limited in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.