This one-day tour combination with Penguins Nature Safari + Dolphins nature safari & cruise options can be varied to include single, or additional experiences (e.g. Alpacas farm tour). All options include morning tea and an afternoon wine-tasting before heading home (non-alcoholic selection available). This option combination also includes lunch.
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The days highlights include:
- Nature safari hosted by local conservationists looking after a wild penguin colony at Flea Bay near Akaroa.
- Journey of discovery aboard a luxury vessel as you come alongside rare Hector’s dolphins, NZ fur seals, seabirds, and other wildlife set amongst spectacular sea caves & volcanic formations.
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 is fully inclusive with provision a special “Akaroa-style” lunch, as well as 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 around 1 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.