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Akaroa and Banks Peninsula Wild Penguins Tour provided by Maossie Tours

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Akaroa and Banks Peninsula Wild Penguins Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 17/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 17/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Canterbury Museum (Christchurch)
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Maossie Tours
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 2
    Little River
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 3
    Little Akaloa
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 4
    Okains Bay Maori and Colonial Museum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Akaroa i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    Pohatu Penguins
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 7
    Barrys Bay Cheese
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    Canterbury Museum (Christchurch)
    Canterbury 8013, New Zealand
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Important Information
Departure Point
Canterbury Museum (Christchurch), Canterbury 8013, New Zealand
Duration
9h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Morning & Afternoon tea, coffee, snack
  • Beverages
  • Lunch
  • Live commentary on board & local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (central Christchurch hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned mini-coach
  • Entry/Admission - Okains Bay Maori and Colonial Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Akaroa i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Pohatu Penguins
  • Entry/Admission - Barrys Bay Cheese
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers 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 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Jeanettehb wrote a review Mar 2021
3 contributions
Great tour. Informative with amazing scenery. So much packed into the day! Sadly we were out side of Penguin time but we saw seals up close and the little penguin boxes as if they were there. Gary the guide/driver was a great host. Thank you Maossie Tours.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from Maossie T, Owner at Akaroa and Banks Peninsula Wild Penguins Tour
Responded 29 Mar 2021
Your comments are so welcome: the nature safari is worthwhile even outside of the penguin times" - so glad you enjoyed the day.
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Ryan W wrote a review Mar 2020
Irthlingborough, United Kingdom11 contributions7 helpful votes
What a spectacular trip this was. We were picked up from our hotel and given an amazing tour of the local area on the way to see some penguins. Full of knowledge and two of the most lovely people to have guide you. They made us feel so special and made sure we were looked after
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Delicia L wrote a review Jan 2020
7 contributions1 helpful vote
I have joined a few tours in New Zealand operated by different companies, Maossie Tour was the best tour operator. The guides were very professional and caring. The food and drinks were excellent as well. Details were given in every tourist spots and on the way. Videos were
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Elena Carling wrote a review Jan 2020
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A huge thank you to Nichole and Gray for such an amazing and personalised tour! They are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. They were able to show us the hidden gems of the area that we would have missed if we tried to do this ourselves. Could not recommend this tour enough.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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John V wrote a review Jan 2020
Goodyear, Arizona1 contribution
We enjoyed the trip beginning to end. Both Gary and Nicole were welcoming and extremely knowledgeable. The food was excellent at every stop, and with prior notice, they carefully addressed the dietary limitations one of us had. We learned a great deal and had an even better
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Date of experience: January 2020
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By: Maossie Tours
663gilliank
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Atrocious service
I booked this your more than 2, weeks in advance. Just before 5 pm on the day before the trip I called the company
joyfilled777
joyfilled777
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Delightful day tour
A friend and I booked a day tour for a first ever visit to Akaroa & Bank's Penninsula. We chose the Pohatu Penguin
leydya2021
leydya2021
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Amazing eco-safari day tour
This was such a lovely experience! Gary was very kind, friendly and he made sure we enjoyed every activity schedule
Mobile91601
Mobile91601
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Tour with Maossie.
Fantastic trip. Tour guide Gary made the day most enjoyable with his professionalism, knowledge and great personali
Schmerly
Schmerly
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Great Day
We had a great tour in the Aoraki-Mt Cook area with Gary from Maossie Tours. Gary is very friendly and knowledgeabl
zyz0
zyz0
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Absolutely Amazing
The best and amazing tour I’ve ever had. I’m glad that I took this trip when I went to Christchurch. Gary (who is a
729rainel
729rainel
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Great one day trip with amazing views
The Maossie Tours are very friendly, dedicated and professional, I was given hand sanitizer and snacks the moment I
alisonw526
alisonw526
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A great day.
A brilliant day out with Gary. Weather not brilliant but still had a great day. Excellent driver too.
MVarma
MVarma
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Fantastic trip
I was a bit apprehensive about traveling with 3 children (5,14,15) but we had the whole bus to ourselves with 2 of
TrevorR1147
TrevorR1147
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Wonderful views of the McKenzie County and Aoraki and the Tasman Glacier.
A wonderful day. Gary is a proficient, friendly, and informative guy, and an accomplished driver. His Mercedes coac
blackwateris
blackwateris
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Amazing day out.
It was an amazing day out, fantastic views. Aoraki-Mt Cook was just a cherry on the cake. It blew me away... Most s
moonyounglee
moonyounglee
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an amazing day trip
It should be a must do in chch. Wherever you go what you see is way more than you expect. Would definitely recommen
LuchoKerr
LuchoKerr
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Informative, comfortable and personalised.
A fantastic and very personalised trip! I joined a small group of 3 and instantly felt comfortable and engaged. Gar
Siilymoose
Siilymoose
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Amazing Experience
Gary was a very friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable host. The mini-coach was super comfortable, had Wifi and USB
RonaldAquino92
RonaldAquino92
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Amazing/memorable
Had an amazing experience with Jim and Garry. Very informative and memorable tour. The tour was well planned. Very
Key Details
  • Duration: 9h
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