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Akaroa & Banks Peninsula Wild Penguins Eco-Tour from Christchurch

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

    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 hours

    Stop At: Pohatu penguins/Plunge NZ Ltd, 2/8 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand

    Penguins and Nature Safari / wildlife

    Duration: 2 hours

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

    Māori and colonial artifacts; amazing scenery; Māori and colonial village buildings

    Duration: 2 hours

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

    Visitor information

    Duration: 10 minutes
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    Important Information
    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
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Afternoon tea
    • Beverages
    • Lunch
    • Light refreshments
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • All activities
    • Driver/guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Local guide
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (central Christchurch hotels only)
    • Transport by air-conditioned mini-coach
    • Snacks
    • Entry/Admission - Maossie Tours
    • Entry/Admission - Pohatu penguins/Plunge NZ Ltd
    • Entry/Admission - Okains Bay Maori and Colonial Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Akaroa i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 18 August 2019 via mobile

    Back in Christchurch and booked in again for another trip with Gary and Nicole- top notch hospitality as always! The weather was gloomy but it certainly didnt feel like it in the van! Highlights this time was definitely getting up close to the penguins at...More

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    Maossietoursnz, Owner at Maossie Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2019

    Kia ora Su-Min, Thank you so much for your kind feedback. It was really lovely to see you again! We are delighted you enjoyed your day to Akaroa and felt comfortable in the van. I think the sheep at Flea Bay would have to be...More

    Reviewed 16 August 2019

    My sister and I felt very well taken care of on the Akaroa and Banks Peninsula Wild Penguins Eco Tour. Gary and Nicole were lovely, friendly and attentive guides. The tour bus was very comfortable and we were very well fed throughout the day. Beautiful...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    Maossietoursnz, Owner at Maossie Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2019

    Kia ora Cath, Thank you so much for your kind recommendation. We're so glad you and Sandra had an enjoyable first day in NZ and hope you had a wonderful time during your holiday here! We thoroughly enjoyed your company too and would love to...More

    Reviewed 15 July 2019

    So glad I booked this tour with Maossie Tours.... Gary and Nicole were the ultimate hosts. They kept us warm, well fed and safe while driving us through some of the most gorgeous towns and sceneries. Akaroa was picture perfect and we learned so much...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    Maossietoursnz, Owner at Maossie Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2019

    Kia ora Jenny, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your tour with us! It was a pleasure travelling with you both and we're delighted you enjoyed the Penguin safari at Akaroa. We hope you had a comfortable flight home :) Nga...More

    Reviewed 2 July 2019

    I spent the last day of my three day trip to Christchurch here and it was a great decision! I was surprised and delighted by how intimate the tour was... it's a very comfortable tour bus and conversation with the drivers and other passengers was...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    Maossietoursnz, Owner at Maossie Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2019

    Kia ora Annika, Thank you so much for your kind feedback. We're so glad you felt comfortable and connected and enjoyed the tour of Akaroa and the Banks Peninsula. It's such a beautiful part of the world! We endeavour to include all of our guests...More

    Reviewed 28 April 2019

    A must do tour and a great day out if you are staying in Christchurch. The scenic route along the banks peninsula and the lakes on the way are awesome. Pohatu Penguins tour was the highlight of the tour. Checking out the penguins was a...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
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    Maossietoursnz, Owner at Maossie Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2019

    Kia ora Sangeetha, We loved getting to know you and your family during the two tours you travelled with us. Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate you taking the time to write it and are delighted the experience was also a...More

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    Mary W
    27 August 2019|
    Response from jhadkins1 | Reviewed this property |
    It is a full day trip and just a wonderful experience They picked up and dropped us off at the City Centre Motel.
    3 November 2018|
    Response from Maossietoursnz | Property representative |
    The tour goes for approximately 9 hours, depending on weather and conditions.
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    • Duration: 9h
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    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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