This one-day tour combination with Penguins Nature Safari + Alpacas nature safari & farm tour options can be varied to include single, or additional experiences (e.g. Dolphins & Harbour Nature Cruise). All options include morning tea and an afternoon wine-tasting before heading home (non-alcoholic selection available).
Tour booking options
The days highlights include:
- Nature safari hosted by local conservationists looking after a wild penguin colony at Flea Bay near Akaroa.
- Wander through herds of grazing alpacas, marvelling at their exquisite fleece. Enjoy feeding the beautiful and mysterious alpacas whilst enjoying breath-taking views of Akaroa Harbour..
Allow a total journey time of around 9-10 hours and includes travel through the breath-taking scenery of the rugged Banks Peninsula. Your tour includes morning tea, an afternoon platter with wine tasting, hotel pick-up and drop off and road journey courtesy of an ultra-modern luxury mini-coach.
During the day, you will have over two hours spare time to wander in and around the French-inspired Akaroa township and surrounds at your own pace. Stopovers include the award-winning Barrys Bay chees factory at Duvauchelle and the quaint Little River Café and Art Gallery.
TOURS READY RECKONER
THE PENGUIN NATURE SAFARI EXPERIENCE
THE ALPACA FARM TOUR & NATURE SAFARI EXPERIENCE
Special Notes (Alpacas)
Alpacas are very cute, photogenic, and are comfortable with interacting with people. The farm’s location offers some really beautiful landscapes through all seasons, including winter. Language is not a barrier with this lovable bunch, with tours offered in either English or Mandarin to make your experience even more enjoyable
The tour operates in just about all weather so remember to always bring a rain coat just in case. Of course we all hope for a beautiful sunny day but whether rain or shine the guides will always give you an authentic New Zealand experience!
Wildlife availability (Alpacas)
You are able to wander amongst the friendly domesticated alpacas at Shamarra year-round (they are not wild!).