Tours & Activities

Banks Peninsula is packed with natural beauty with breathtaking views over the Peninsula's bays and beaches. Long Lookout Tours has picked out the highlights of the area and condensed it into day trips. Choose whichever trip is more you - gardener, adventurer, hiker or biker.

Tranzalpine Train Journey

DURATION: full day

This great train journey takes you on a smorgasbord of geographic wonders - think glacial rivers, country pastures, rolling hills and dramatic alpine scenery.

Raupo Coastal Hike

DURATION: 4-5 Hours

This option is guaranteed to impress those who enjoy walking, scenery and learning about NZ farming, and the culture and history of the area.

Kayaking the Pohatu Bay


Pohatu Marine Reserve has an abundance of wildlife with many marine species such as Penguins, seals, a range of sea bird species and the occasional visit by the endemic Hectors Dolphins. Guides are fully trained and have an abundant knowledge of the Reserve and the local area.

Dolphin Swimming

DURATION: 2.5 Hours

Swim with the world's smallest, rarest and friendliest dolphin.

Adventurers Tour

Choose 2 of the following 3 activities - e-biking Mt Bossu, Kayaking Pohatu Bay Marine Reserve or Swimming with Akaroa's Hectors Dolphins.