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Pohatu Penguins Farmstay

Enjoy a farmstay where you’ll be welcomed by tranquil surroundings and many breeds of sheep! Pohatu Penguins offer accommodation for you or a group of your friends and family surrounded by many private beaches, bush and many walks to explore. Each unit is separated and offers privacy and there is a fully equipped communal (shared) kitchen, linen, toilet, shower.

Pack a bag with some clothes, shoes and food ready for your 24-48 hour stay. The farmstay includes a complementary penguin tour, discounted kayak tour and many private walk opportunities.

Pohatu/Flea Bay is a working sheep and cattle farm and was the first one officially established on the Banks Peninsula in 1843. It offers a great off-grid experience as there is no cell phone reception.

The road requires 4WD due to the terrain as it follows a steep gravel road close to cliff edges. The farmstay is a 30 minutes drive from Akaroa and on the south-eastern corner of Banks Peninsula is Pohatu/Flea Bay.

Social Protocols

  1. Stay safe in the outdoors - Your guides know the environment better than anyone and are there to keep you safe; listen to ALL their instructions, ALL the time.
  2. Respect the environment - You will be out in nature for this experience so please help protect our environment by taking all your rubbish with you.
  3. Be a great listener - Have fun and stay safe by following instructions carefully.

Cultural Protocols

  1. A chance to relax - This experience is one way Kiwis like to relax and enjoy life so it will seem very relaxed. Have fun, enjoy slowing down (away from work or study) and relax!
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