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Akaroa and Banks Peninsula

Akaroa is located on Banks Peninsula, the most prominent volcanic feature of the South Island of New Zealand. The historic Akaroa Village is about 82 kilometres by road from Christchurch City and offers a range of accommodation options. Browse galleries and craft stores, cruise the Akaroa Harbour and spot dolphins, or wander along the ocean shore.

 

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  • AKAROA FOX II SAILING AND WILDLIFE TOURS - Akaroa

    AKAROA FOX II SAILING AND WILDLIFE TOURS - Akaroa

    Sail with dolphins on New Zealand's oldest ketch—Fox II. See penguins, seals, albatross, and other sea birds. A real sailing experience; as crew, or just relax. Quiet, eco-friendly green boat, two masts, six red sails. Food, refreshments, complimentary coffee/tea. 2.5 hour cruise, departing 10:30am and 1:15pm from Dalys Wharf, Akaroa late Dec-May. Satisfaction guaranteed! Private charters. Company functions. Weddings.

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    Akaroa Harbour, Canterbury, New Zealand
  • AKAROA FRENCH CONNECTION - Christchurch

    AKAROA FRENCH CONNECTION - Christchurch

    Mobile-friendly - Akaroa French Connection Services connect with harbour cruises, dolphin swimming, sea-kayaking, horse-treks and local tours. Your journey includes comfortable coach transport, free pick-up from inner-city accommodation, refreshment and photo stops en-route, informative driver commentary and a 'drive through introduction' of the charming Akaroa Village. Come and experience Akaroa and enjoy a spectacular scenic drive across picturesque Banks Peninsula with us!

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    0800 800 575 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    47 Riccarton Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • AKAROA GLAMPING - Banks Peninsula

    AKAROA GLAMPING - Banks Peninsula

    Akaroa Glamping is a unique accommodation experience situated in Takamatua Valley. Our two glamping sites overlook Akaroa's Harbour and give views of Onawe Peninsula, the sea and the surrounding hills. It is a three minute drive into Akaroa so while you will feel like you are away from it all you can still have Akaroa at your doorstep.

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    21 Bells Road, Takamatua, Banks Peninsula 7581, Canterbury
  • AKAROA ON THE BEACH - Akaroa

    AKAROA ON THE BEACH - Akaroa

    Mobile-friendly - Akaroa on the Beach has three unique waterfront designer apartments in tranquil setting. All three have spectacular views of Akaroa harbour. The three beautifully appointed apartments were designed with the Pacific in mind, are just metres from the water. It's a relaxing twelve minute waterfront walk to the village centre. Self contained accommodation in Akaroa with ensuites, decking and seaviews.

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    229 Beach Rd, The Glen, Akaroa, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
  • AKAROA SAILING CRUISES - Akaroa, Banks Peninsula

    AKAROA SAILING CRUISES - Akaroa, Banks Peninsula

    We provide the only environmentally sustainable and exciting harbour cruise around Akaroa Harbour. Enjoy an encounter with wildlife, on their terms, without disrupting their environment. Our 47-foot classic ocean sailing yacht, Manutara, is one of the last A-Class keelers built. Enjoy a 2.5-hour sail experience cruise around Akaroa Harbour, with basic, personal sail training included.

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    Main Wharf, Akaroa, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
  • AKAROA TOP 10 HOLIDAY PARK - Akaroa, Banks Peninsula

    AKAROA TOP 10 HOLIDAY PARK - Akaroa, Banks Peninsula

    Mobile-friendly - Stunning views across the majestic Akaroa harbour, and only a 300-metre walk to the main street—the ideal getaway from busy city life. Only an 85 kilometre drive from Christchurch. A full range of campsite facilities including a swimming pool, BBQ area and TV Lounge. Accommodation catering to all needs, from self contained units to budget cabins to spacious camp sites.

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    0800 727 525 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    96 Morgans Road (off Old Coach Road), Akaroa 7542‎, New Zealand
  • AKAROA TOURS & TRANSFERS - Akaroa, Banks Peninsula

    AKAROA TOURS & TRANSFERS - Akaroa, Banks Peninsula

    Mobile-friendly - Akaroa Tours & Transfers offer local, knowledgeable, scenic tours. Scenic Guide, Philip Narbey, provides cruise ship passenger tours, transfers to and from Christchurch. Sports group transport. Cruise shore trips. Exclusive small group tours. Corporate & Conference transfers. Banks Peninsula Track transfers from Christchurch to Akaroa and return.

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    19 Selwyn Ave, Akaroa, Banks Peninsula, Canterbury, New Zealand
  • AKAROA VILLAGE INN - Akaroa

    AKAROA VILLAGE INN - Akaroa

    Mobile-friendly - Immerse yourself in uniquely charming accommodation available at the picturesque Akaroa Village Inn, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand. The ultimate in Akaroa waterfront accommodation set in this seaside community with a thriving culture and fascinating marine ecosystem. Stunning seaviews from our 30 serviced apartments including two-bedroom self-catering family units, sunny courtyard units and boutique accommodation in the Old Shipping Office.

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    81 Beach Road, Akaroa, New Zealand
  • ALPACA FARM TOURS - Akaroa

    ALPACA FARM TOURS - Akaroa

    Your Akaroa Alpaca Farm Tour experience takes you on a scenic-drive to the western-side of Akaroa Harbour to Shamarra Alpaca Farm. Our Akaroa alpaca farm has breathtaking views of the harbour. Alpaca farmers, Frank and Anya, will treat you to an interesting, interactive introduction to these animals (renowned for their ultra-fine fleece). Light refreshments included on your Akaroa farm tour.

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    328 Wainui Main Rd, RD 2, French Farm, Akaroa, Banks Peninsula, Canterbury, New Zealand
  • BANBURY TOURS AND CYCLES - Christchurch

    BANBURY TOURS AND CYCLES - Christchurch

    Looking to cycle during your visit to New Zealand? Explore the South Island with our cycling tours, travel the Central Otago Rail Trail. Customised tours, bus charters, minibus rental, cycle-trailer hire. Cycle hire for short/long term, groups/individuals, touring bikes, mountain bikes, road bikes. Try our Mountain Bike Adventure; ride up on the Christchurch Gondola, and cycle down, on-road or off-road.

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    Christchurch, New Zealand
  • BANKS HOUSE - Akaroa

    BANKS HOUSE - Akaroa

    Mobile-friendly - Offering luxury boutique accommodation and harbour views to discerning guests who enjoy the heritage, character and charm of a bygone era. A two-storey property built in 1878, the house has recently been refurbished inside and out. Furnished with antiques. Private garden with additional self-contained cottage. Five-minute walk to the waterfront and village, wonderful views of the crater rim and sea.

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    158 Rue Jolie, Akaroa, New Zealand
  • BANKS PENINSULA EXPERIENCE - Akaroa

    BANKS PENINSULA EXPERIENCE - Akaroa

    Mobile-friendly - You can start your Adventure Motorcycle ride from here; Christchurch, or Akaroa; a unique French settlement nestled in a harbour from an extinct volcano. Get out on our dual sport adventure bikes and explore the beauty of Banks Peninsula while blazing (or cruising) the trails on sealed and unsealed roads. We provide the bikes, instruction, guidance and kit you need.

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    26 Lake Terrace Rd, RD 1, Little River, New Zealand
  • BANKS PENINSULA WALKS - Canterbury

    BANKS PENINSULA WALKS - Canterbury

    Discover the walks and trails in this giant ancient volcanic remnant with its deeply indented bays, wild beaches, striking mountains and intriguing geological and human history. Explore the Banks Peninsula walks including Christchurch City Council reserves as well as those on Department of Conservation and private land.

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    BEAUFORT HOUSE - Akaroa

    Mobile-friendly - Offering luxury accommodation and harbour views to discerning guests who enjoy the character and charm of a bygone-era. A historic 2 storey property built in 1878, on one-acre grounds, with a petite vineyard. View the original servants quarters amongst the natural bush. Furnished with English and European antiques. Complimentary glass of estate wine and canapes in the evening.

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    42 Rue Grehan, Akaroa, New Zealand
  • BLACK CAT CRUISES - Akaroa

    BLACK CAT CRUISES - Akaroa

    Mobile-friendly - The beautiful harbour of Akaroa near Christchurch is home to the rare, playful Hector's Dolphin. Join our two-hour nature cruise where we guarantee you will see dolphins or come again another day for FREE, you will also see fur seals, penguins and other marine birdlife. Swimming with dolphins is available in Akaroa Harbour. Winner of the Supreme Tourism Award 2003/4.

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    Main Wharf, Akaroa, New Zealand
  • CANOPY CAMPING ESCAPES - Lavericks Bay - Banks Peninsula

    CANOPY CAMPING ESCAPES - Lavericks Bay - Banks Peninsula

    Mobile-friendly - The luxury campsite at Lavericks Bay is set on a stunning family farm, and just a 10 minute meander down to a beautiful, secluded beach. It has two, thoughtfully decorated luxury tents both with woodburners. An outdoor bath is tucked into a private spot close to the campsite - for the ultimate outdoor bathing-under-the-stars experience.

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    603 Lavericks Ridge Road, RD3, Akaroa, Canterbury
  • CHAUFFEUR TOURS & TRANSPORT - South Island

    CHAUFFEUR TOURS & TRANSPORT - South Island

    Mobile-friendly - Chauffeurnz.com specialises in transport for the South Island of New Zealand. We are committed to providing ultimate comfort private chauffeur services to meet each client's unique requirements while on holiday or corporate transfers. If you would like to be privately chauffeured in the luxury of Lexus sedans and Mercedes Benz mini vans we are the transport business for you.

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  • CHRISTCHURCH ATTRACTIONS - Gondola

    CHRISTCHURCH ATTRACTIONS - Gondola

    For a "top" experience in Christchurch (only 15 minutes from central city), take a ride to the summit of the Port Hills, 500 metres above sea level. It's magical! Spectacular 360-degree views of Christchurch City, Lyttelton Harbour, Southern Alps and Canterbury Plains. Set atop the Gondola Summit Station, the Red Rock Cafe offers delicious snacks, light meals and beverages.

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    10 Bridle Path Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • CHRISTCHURCH / LITTLE RIVER RAIL TRAIL - Banks Peninsula

    CHRISTCHURCH / LITTLE RIVER RAIL TRAIL - Banks Peninsula

    This 44 km-long walkway and cycleway runs from Hornby (Christchurch) to Little River on Banks Peninsula. The easy grade makes this walk or ride suitable for young children and family groups.

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  • CHRISTCHURCH TOURING COMPANY - Christchurch

    CHRISTCHURCH TOURING COMPANY - Christchurch

    Mobile-friendly - Here at Christchurch Touring Company, we specialise in small group tours, luxury charter services, cruise ship excursions and exclusive airport transfers. Our range includes Christchurch City, Canterbury and the surrounding regions – including Kaikoura, Akaroa and Banks Peninsula, Hanmer Springs and further afield.

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  • COAST UP CLOSE AKAROA CRUISES - Akaroa

    COAST UP CLOSE AKAROA CRUISES - Akaroa

    Mobile-friendly - Your exciting boat cruise will take you outside Akaroa Harbour on Banks Peninsula beside steep cliffs, archways and sea caves. The area around Akaroa is stunning, come explore it with a knowledgeable, local skipper, onboard our comfortable, classic Kauri launch. Enjoy and photograph spectacular scenery and abundant bird and wild life including the rare Hectors dolphins, fur seals and penguins.

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    Main Wharf, Akaroa, New Zealand
  • DIAMOND HARBOUR LODGE - Lyttelton Harbour, Christchurch

    DIAMOND HARBOUR LODGE - Lyttelton Harbour, Christchurch

    Treat yourself to a luxurious escape at our lodge accommodation in Diamond Harbour, overlooking magnificent Lyttelton Harbour on the Banks Peninsula. Our clifftop hideaway offers vistas of sea sky and volcanic hills, a fitting backdrop to our beautifully appointed guestrooms. Diamond Harbour directly opposite Lyttelton, just outside Christchurch. Accessed by road from Christchurch or take a 10-minute ferry from Lyttleton.

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    51 Koromiko Crescent, Diamond Harbour, RD1 Lyttelton, New Zealand
  • DUVAUCHELLE HOLIDAY PARK - Banks Peninsula

    DUVAUCHELLE HOLIDAY PARK - Banks Peninsula

    Situated on the water’s edge. Two large level terraces have powered and non-powered sites. 3 standard cabins have superb views of the harbour. Hotel, garage, great 12 hole golf course and Barrys Bay cheese factory nearby. An ideal base for visiting the beautiful bays on the peninsula and doing some of the wonderful activities, (walking, mountain bike riding, kayaking, etc).

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    Seafield Road, PO Box 53, Duvauchelle 7545, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
  • LA ROCHELLE MOTEL - Akaroa

    LA ROCHELLE MOTEL - Akaroa

    Mobile-friendly - La Rochelle offers a modern motel complex located within easy walking distance of Akaroa's shops, cafes/restaurants and many recreational activities. Featuring 8 Double-glazed Studio units and 1 x 2-Bedroom apartment. Relax on your own north-facing private patio or balcony overlooking our tranquil stream boundary & native garden.

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    Corner of Rue Lavaud and Rue Grehan, Akaroa, New Zealand
  • LATITUDE SOUTH TRAVEL COMPANY - New Zealand

    LATITUDE SOUTH TRAVEL COMPANY - New Zealand

    Mobile-friendly - Latitude South takes you to the real New Zealand going that extra mile, delivering authentic and fulfilling luxury travel experiences. Our focus on small groups and privately-guided experiences allows you to delve into the wonderful aspects that make up New Zealand. We’ll offer you once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, engaging local people, fantastic activities-unique experiences that will live on in your memory.

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Lyttelton Summerfest - Outdoor Film and Entertainment Series

Fri 23rd Feb 2018

BOY at Governors Bay Community Centre, Friday 23rd February, with music from The Secret Lives of Ukelele from 6:30pm, entertainment at 8pm, film starts at 8:45pm. Food by Governors Bay School. Suitcase market on. ...

Where: Governors Bay Community Centre, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District
Address: 1 Cresswell Ave, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District

From: 6:30pm on Friday 23rd February 2018
To: 10:30pm on Friday 23rd February 2018

Little River Wise Woman's Retreat

From: Fri 23rd Feb 2018

This intensive is about soul work for women, liberation through awareness, energy, compassion and personal power. Evolve to become your your inner potential. Spend three days changing from what you were to who you ...

Where: Okuti Gardens, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District
Address: 216 Okuti Valley Road, Little River, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District

From: 10:00am on Friday 23rd February 2018
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 25th February 2018

The Drum Festival 2018

From: Fri 23rd Feb 2018

A dedicated drum festival set in lush bush beside the Okuti River on Banks Peninsula. Includes cultural drum groups from around new Zealand performing rhythms from Africa, Asia, the Middle East & South America plus ...

Where: Little River Campground, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District
Address: 287 Okuti Valley Rd, Little River, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District

From: 5:00pm on Friday 23rd February 2018
To: 3:00pm on Sunday 25th February 2018

Live At the Point - The Brooms

Sun 25th Feb 2018

Formed in 2013, the Brooms offer an eclectic repertoire of songs from country folk to pop and blues. Having a concealed number of years between us, our acoustic sound is diverse and infectious. Not 4, not 10, but up to ...

Where: Godley House Site, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District
Address: 2 Waipapa Ave, Diamond Harbour, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District

From: 2:30pm on Sunday 25th February 2018
To: 4:30pm on Sunday 25th February 2018

Tai Tapu Village Fair

Sat 3rd Mar 2018

Enjoy a day in the country at a fair for all ages, shop from local makers & growers, eat delicious food and be entertained by live music. Bouncy castle and ponies for children, wine tasting for adults or pick up an ...

Where: Tai Tapu Library, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District
Address: Old Tai Tapu Rd, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District

From: 10:00am on Saturday 3rd March 2018
To: 2:00pm on Saturday 3rd March 2018

Seaweek - Black Cat Cruise Seaweek Special

From: Sat 3rd Mar 2018

Get 50% off Black Cat’s 3:40pm Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise every day during Seaweek, when booking direct by phone on 0800 4 DOLPHINS or in store. We suggest you wear warm clothing. Even on warm days, there may be a ...

Where: Akaroa Wharf, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District
Address: Rue Balguerie, Akaroa, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District

From: 3:40pm on Saturday 3rd March 2018
To: 5:40pm on Sunday 11th March 2018

Seaweek - Frank Worsley Exhibition

Sat 3rd Mar 2018

‘Salute to Adventure’, the Worsley exhibition at Akaroa Museum has been refreshed and will be open again in time for Seaweek. Frank Worsley was born in Akaroa and was one of the finest sailors, navigators, and ...

Where: Akaroa Museum Te Whare Taonga, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District
Address: 71 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District

From: 10:30am on Saturday 3rd March 2018
To: 4:30pm on Saturday 3rd March 2018

Live At the Point - Davey Backyard

Sun 4th Mar 2018

A double bill featuring authentic one man band L'il Chuck the One Man Skiffle Machine and Backyard Davey who are in fact, the same guy! Veteran Christchurch musician David Thorpe performs many guises and is no ...

Where: Godley House Site, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District
Address: 2 Waipapa Ave, Diamond Harbour, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District

From: 2:30pm on Sunday 4th March 2018
To: 4:30pm on Sunday 4th March 2018

Seaweek - Hector’s Dolphin Research

Sun 4th Mar 2018

Hector’s dolphin research at Banks Peninsula: New discoveries and future directions It may be routine to see Hector’s in Akaroa Harbour, but this is only because we’re lucky enough to live near a dolphin ...

Where: Akaroa Boat Sheds, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District
Address: Beach Road, Akaroa, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District

From: 5:30pm on Sunday 4th March 2018
To: 7:00pm on Sunday 4th March 2018

Seaweek - A Tale of Two Worsleys

Tue 6th Mar 2018

New Zealanders are renowned for their desire to explore the world and are great at it. A hero to Akaroa is Frank Worsley, who captained the Endurance during Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic ...

Where: Gaiety Hall, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District
Address: Rue Jolie, Akaroa, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District

From: 6:30pm on Tuesday 6th March 2018
To: 8:00pm on Tuesday 6th March 2018

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