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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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    47 Riccarton Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • AKAROA MUSEUM - Akaroa

    AKAROA MUSEUM - Akaroa

    Akaroa Museum is focused on the history of Banks Peninsula. Its collections are varied from archives, archaeology and art to zoology. A full range of museum services is provided to the community and visitors, including changing exhibitions, research services and access to an extensive collection. The Museum is open 363 days a year.

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    71 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
  • 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 7520‎, 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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    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
  • AKAROA WATERFRONT MOTELS - Akaroa

    AKAROA WATERFRONT MOTELS - Akaroa

    Welcome to the Akaroa Waterfront Motels accommodation (formally Driftwood and Wai-iti Motels) situated right on the water's edge in Akaroa. Only 1.5 hrs from Christchurch the Akaroa Waterfront Motels is the ideal place for family holidays or a weekend escape. Located in a spacious garden setting with spectacular views over the harbour.

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    56-64 Rue Jolie, Akaroa, Banks Peninsula, Canterbury, 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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  • 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 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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  • BARRYS BAY CHEESE - Akaroa

    BARRYS BAY CHEESE - Akaroa

    Originally one of nine dairies dotting the peninsula in the late 1800s, Barrys Bay Cheese is the last remaining factory. Today, we still use the traditional recipes brought to New Zealand by the early English settlers. Stop in and watch cheese making Monday through Thursday (Oct to May).

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    5807 Christchurch-Akaroa Rd, Duvauchelle 7582, New Zealand
  • BEAUFORT HOUSE - Akaroa

    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 - Chauffeur Services operates from our central Christchurch location and travel the whole South Island of New Zealand. We are committed to providing comprehensive 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 a luxury sedan vehicle we are the business to contact.

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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
  • FRENCH FARM WINERY WEDDING & FUNCTION CENTRE - Akaroa

    FRENCH FARM WINERY WEDDING & FUNCTION CENTRE - Akaroa

    French Farm Winery, Wedding and Function Centre, known for its distinctive French-provincial style and décor, is a venue like no other. The French Farm valley offers a stunning natural backdrop for beautiful functions. Sample beautiful wines, local cheeses, freshly caught fish, a menu designed for all appetites, tastes and occasions.

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    12 Winery Road, RD 2, Akaroa, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
  • KOKOPU ESTATE COTTAGES & B&B - Akaroa

    KOKOPU ESTATE COTTAGES & B&B - Akaroa

    Romantic retreat for honeymooners or a special occasion. Secluded high in the hills above Akaroa. Cottage nestled in its own valley - with a stream running through the garden and sheep nearby at the door. Rustic cottage, but with all comforts provided, lovingly furnished and bursting with character. Bed and breakfast plus self-catering options. Very high rating on TripAdvisor.

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    155 Grehan Valley Road, Akaroa, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
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Little River Flower Power Garden Trail

From: Sun 22nd Oct 2017

Explore 15 diverse gardens, 5 of which are new to the event this year. From beach-side gems in Birdlings Flat to lush valley producers of proteas, herbs and hazelnuts, with a historic homestead and a few surprises thrown ...

Where: Little River & Birdlings Flat, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District
Address: Christchurch Akaroa Road, Banks Peninsula, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District

From: 10:00am on Sunday 22nd October 2017
To: 4:00pm on Monday 23rd October 2017

Kadodo West African Drum and Dance Retreat

From: Thu 26th Oct 2017

Come along to a weekend of drum and dance workshops. You will be amazed by the energy of Kofi Shabba, Kofi Kunkpe and Koffie Fugah - three master drummers and dancers from Ghana. This will be a special chance to learn ...

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

From: 10:00am on Thursday 26th October 2017
To: 12:00pm on Sunday 29th October 2017

Mindful Manifestation Retreat

From: Fri 27th Oct 2017

Mindful Manifesting is our first mountain retreat looking at how our thoughts can work for us or against us. We will be focusing on how to change negative thought patterns and instil a new positive way of thinking to ...

Where: Living Springs Camp and Conference Centre, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District
Address: 218 Bamfords Rd, Allandale, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District

From: 6:00pm on Friday 27th October 2017
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 29th October 2017

Cottage Picnic

Sun 29th Oct 2017

Come to Diamond Harbour for a day out to celebrate history, relax and enjoy a picnic in the beautiful Stoddart Cottage gardens. The historic cottage will be open for viewing and an exhibition by the Diamond Harbour & ...

Where: Stoddart's Cottage, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District
Address: Waipapa Avenue, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District

From: 10:00am on Sunday 29th October 2017
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 29th October 2017

Sign of the Packhorse Family Challenge - Walk Two

Sat 4th Nov 2017

Walking Guide - Rosemary Baird and DOC Ranger Note $15 for adults and children are free The Sign of the Packhorse walk from Kaituna Valley is an ...

Where: Kaituna Valley, Banks Peninsula, Canterbury
Address: Banks Peninsula

From: 10:00am on Saturday 4th November 2017
To: 3:00pm on Saturday 4th November 2017

Cliffside Loop - Walk One

Sat 4th Nov 2017

Walking guide - Sandy Steentjes Expect stunning views, delightful beaches and a bit of an adventure as you follow the Coastal Cliff Track from Diamond Harbour wharf to Church Bay, then around stunning Black Point with ...

Where: Diamond Harbour, Banks Peninsula, Canterbury
Address: Banks Peninsula

From: 10:00am on Saturday 4th November 2017
To: 2:00pm on Saturday 4th November 2017

Raupo Bay - Eruptions, Scoria Cones & Lava Flows -Walk Three: SOLD OUT

Sat 4th Nov 2017

Walking Guide - Dr. Sam Hampton, Frontiers Abroad and Department of Geological Sciences, University of Canterbury ...

Where: Raupo Bay, Banks Peninsula, Canterbury
Address: Banks Peninsula

From: 10:00am on Saturday 4th November 2017
To: 3:00pm on Saturday 4th November 2017

Carews Peak Adventure - From Swamp to Summit - Walk Four: SOLD OUT

Sat 4th Nov 2017

Walking Guides - DOC Ranger Tom MacTavish and QEII Trust representative Alice Shanks Explore the brand new DOC reserve encompassing the top of Carews Peak above Wainui, traversing conservation land between a ...

Where: Carews Peak, Banks Peninsula, Canterbury
Address: Banks Peninsula

From: 9:30am on Saturday 4th November 2017
To: 4:30pm on Saturday 4th November 2017

Motukarara Fireworks Night 2017

Sat 4th Nov 2017

Featuring live music, bouncy castle, pony rides from Pony Parties, family friendly fun, free hay ride, goodie sales, sausage/bacon sizzle and of course, fireworks. We've invited the best of Chch's amazing food trucks ...

Where: Waihora Park, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District
Address: Duck Pond Rd, Motukarara, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District

From: 5:30pm on Saturday 4th November 2017
To: 10:30pm on Saturday 4th November 2017

Hinewai 30th Anniversary Walk - Walk Five: SOLD OUT

Sun 5th Nov 2017

Walking Guide - Suky Thompson Hinewai Reserve celebrates its 30th anniversary on 25 November. Make this your opportunity to join the private celebrations and experience the huge scale of this native forest restoration ...

Where: Hinewai Reserve, Banks Peninsula, Canterbury
Address: Banks Peninsula

From: 9:30am on Sunday 5th November 2017
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 5th November 2017

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