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Akaroa | Regional Information | Activity Highlights | Scenic Highlights | History

Akaroa, New Zealand is an elegant, French and British settlement, nestled on the shores of Akaroa Harbour. Akaroa offers a wide range of eco-tourism attractions and activities.

Akaroa Activity Highlights Overview

Akaroa is a place of beautiful bays, coastline, hills and harbour - each offering its own activities and attractions. In Flea Bay you will find the largest little penguin colony on mainland New Zealand. In Akaroa Harbour you will find marine dolphins and fantastic sea kayaking locations. There are harbour cruises, mountain biking trails, guided tours, and an excellent range of walking tracks.

Akaroa Village is rich in arts and crafts and historical buildings - from both French and British backgrounds. Wander around Akaroa Village and explore the boutique shops and cafes.

There is so much to see and do in Akaroa you will never want to leave!

Activities in Akaroa

Image Source: Tourism New Zealand. Fur seals in Kaikoura, Canterbury, New Zealand
Fur seals Kaikoura, Canterbury
Photographer: Hiroshi Nameda
(hnamechan@hotmail.com)

Akaroa has a huge range of activities and adventures, with something to suit everyone. You'll find plenty to do.

  • Harbour cruises
  • Walking or mountain biking the many walking tracks
  • Sea kayaking
  • Swimming with the dolphins, or just watch them from the comfort of a boat
  • See penguin colonies
  • Fishing
  • Jet boating
  • Horse trekking
  • Hiking and tramping
  • 4WD nature safaris
  • Bird watching
  • Shopping
  • Cheese tasting
  • Guided tours

Akaroa is an ideal location for weddings.

Akaroa Accommodation

Akaroa is a popular tourist destination and offers a wide range of accommodation options:

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