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Wednesday October 11 2017
Akaroa penguin colony and nature tours
Discover the natural beauty of the unique and popular Banks Peninsula
With Pohatu Penguins, visit the largest colony of little penguin on mainland NZ to see them in their natural habitat. Tours guided by local experts on penguin conservation for over 30 years. Come on a 4WD van ride over Akaroa extinct volcano with stunning views. See a working sheep farm, spectacular coastline and unique wildlife. Choose from nature tours, sea-kayaking safari or 24 hour package. www.pohatu.co.nz
Adventure motorcycle hire and guided tours
Only a short drive from Christchurch City – there’s always plenty to see and do!
Get out on Dual Sport Adventure Bikes and explore the beauty of Banks Peninsula while blazing (or cruising) the trails on sealed and unsealed roads. Banks Peninsula Experience provide the bikes, instruction, guidance and any kit you need. You can choose one of their guided tours (maximum of four bikes) or just hire a bike and head off on your own. If you are heading to Akaroa by ship they have tours designed especially for you. www.bpexperience.co.nz
Locally owned service station & workshop Challenge Little River Service Station provides excellent customer service and a wide range of amenities. Their main goal is to serve everyone’s individual needs - from the forecourt, workshop, bike hire to take away food and a range of groceries/hardwares for campers, fisherman and travellers. The staff are local, very committed and friendly providing all local travel information. Open 7 days a week 7:00am-7:30pm on the Main Road, Challenge Little River is a great place to stop for a coffee on your way to or from Christchurch and Akaroa - especially on Saturday as there are garage sales outside the Station. Find them on their Facebook page: little river service station 4223 Christchurch Akaroa Road / State Highway 75, Little River, Canterbury
Explore the incredible Peninsula scenery The Banks Peninsula Walking Festival running every weekend in November provides an opportunity to explore the incredible Peninsula scenery while enjoying a bit of an adventure along the way. Choose from a gentle stroll to a more invigorating tramp, with walks based all over the Peninsula . Walkers will get a chance to see the incredible recovery at Ohinetahi Reserve, head out sketching with artists in Lyttelton, discover Diamond Harbour’s delicious sun-drenched walks or explore remote areas not normally open to the public. Plus special activities for familes! Learn and be inspired by our wonderful local guides. Places are limited and selling fast. Book tickets at www.eventfinda.co.nz Search Banks Peninsula Walking Festival.
Bay Harbour News 11-10-17