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Akaroa and Banks Peninsula Wild Penguins Tour

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Akaroa and Banks Peninsula Wild Penguins Tour

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icon9 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
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This is a great option for a Christchurch day trip that combines nature, local wildlife, and delicious food experiences too. Save time planning transfers by having round-trip transport in a luxury vehicle included. You won’t have to worry about bringing snacks with you as light refreshments, drinks, and a delicious lunch are all included. Travel in comfort between dispersed sites including Banks Peninsula, Barrys Bay Cheese Factory, and the Wild Side Conservation Area to spot wild penguins.
  • See penguins in their natural habitat at Wild Side Conservation
  • All food is included—enjoy morning and afternoon tea, as well as lunch
  • No transport planning—round-trip transfers from Christchurch are included
  • Travel in a luxury vehicle with on board Wi-Fi and USB charging
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Morning & Afternoon tea, coffee, snack
Live commentary on board & local guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off (central Christchurch hotels only)
Transport by air-conditioned mini-coach
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Canterbury Museum (Christchurch) , Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand

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This activity will end right where it started.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.
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Maossie Tours Limited
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on sanitization during Akaroa and Banks Peninsula Wild Penguins Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Akaroa and Banks Peninsula Wild Penguins Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Baby penguins in nest in January
, Dec 2020
Seeing the Little Blue Penguins in the nest was really cool. The tour operators were friendly and knowledgeable about the history and culture of the area, The scenery was breathtaking.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
Baby animals - always a hit!
Awesome experience!
, Dec 2018
I had a wonderful tour and would highly recommend it! The tour guides are friendly, accommodating, and very knowledgeable. The vehicle was really comfortable, spacious, clean and safe. The scenery was truly breathtaking throughout the trip. I enjoyed the museum stop (lots of interesting history!), but my favorite part of the trip was definitely the penguin sanctuary. It was amazing to see the babies in the nest and learn about all of their conservation efforts (the sheep were super cute too!). The tea/coffee breaks were yummy and the lunch was delicious (they were very kind about accommodating my vegetarian diet). It was an all-around wonderful time!

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