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Time: 5 - 6 hr return

2 white flippered penguin chicks ready to go back at sea

Come on a tour to some of the most stunning back road of Banks peninsula and discover the area's rich history, native fauna and flora an Pohatu's unique penguin conservation program. We have over 1200 breeding pairs of Little penguins.

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Avoid Camping Fines!

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Time: 40 min return From Akaroa, take the Akaroa Lighthouse Road - 11 km of steep, narrow rough road, suitable for 4 wheel-drive vehicles.

Time: 20 min return

Little River Rail Trail - Christchurch

Distance: currently just over 30km, it will be 45km when fully completed

Summit Road Walkway

Banks Peninsula

Summit Road Walkway

Banks Peninsula

Time: 4 hr 30 min - 5 hr one way Note: Closed for lambing August - October

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Pigeon Bay Walkway

Banks Peninsula

Pigeon Bay Walkway

Banks Peninsula

Features include spectacular coastal views, tītoki trees, akeake, and native passion vine/kōhia at their southern limits

Time: 20 min return

Time: 4 - 6 hr return Note: Closed for lambing August - October

Time: 30 - 40 min return

Time: 1 hr

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Lloyd Shephard

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Book well in advance for events - e.g. Wild Food Festival, Hokitika. When hiring a campervan - check very closely that everything works correctly.

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The teardrop shaped Onawe Pa was perfectly sited for defense

2.5 km return | 1 hour return

Time: 10 min

Massive totara

600 m return | 10 minutes return

Time: 1 hr return

Time: 3 - 4 hr return to hut