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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 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, 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
  • 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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  • 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
  • BICYCLETTE E BIKING AKAROA - Wainui, Banks Peninsula

    BICYCLETTE E BIKING AKAROA - Wainui, Banks Peninsula

    Explore Banks Peninsula on the most advanced electric bikes around - Moustache electric mountain bikes. ​Enjoy breath-taking landscapes with our revolutionary E Biking tours or with an E bike rental today. Accommodation is available in the Bicyclette Bed and Breakfast. A newly renovated luxury farm cottage.

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    177 Jubilee Road, Wainui 7582, Banks Peninsula, Canterbury, 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 BAY HOUSE - Akaroa

    FRENCH BAY HOUSE - Akaroa

    French Bay House is a beautiful historic villa in the heart of Akaroa. Situated close to Beach Road where you will find a number of shops and restaurants along the waterfront and is within easy walking distance to the wharf where you can catch a number of different boats to see the dolphins and penguins which live in the harbour.

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Interislander Summer Festival Motukarara Trots

From: Fri 29th Dec 2017

A day at Interislander Summer Festival Motukarara Trots is a popular way to enjoy the break between Christmas and New Year. It's one of the biggest racedays on the calendar for the South Island - attracting a crowd of ...

Where: Motukarara Racecourse, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District
Address: Fiddlers Road, Motukarara, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District

From: 10:00am on Friday 29th December 2017
To: 11:59pm on Sunday 28th January 2018

Sausage & Bacon Making Workshop

Sun 7th Jan 2018

The perfect day for the big breakfast lover or BBQ king. If you’re a bacon lover, fancy being the King/Queen of the BBQ, crave the perfect sausage or the best ever big breakfast this workshop is for you. Learn the ...

Where: Preserved Cook School and Eatery, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District
Address: 2i Waipapa Avenue, Diamond Harbour, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District

From: 2:00pm on Sunday 7th January 2018
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 7th January 2018

International Akaroa Music Festival - Stirring Desires

Fri 12th Jan 2018

Rachel Fuller, piano Catrin Johnsson, mezzo soprano Edith Salzmann, cello Edvard Grieg Haugtussa – Song Cycle – op.67 Clara Schumann Ich stand in dunklen Traumen, op.13 No.1 Die stille Lotusblume, op.13 ...

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

From: 7:00pm on Friday 12th January 2018
To: 9:15pm on Friday 12th January 2018

Blue Child Collective (AUS) - Album Documentary NZ Tour

Fri 12th Jan 2018

Heads up, documentary number two from West Aussie fluid groovers Blue Child Collective coming at you. "Building The Boat, Sailing The Seas – The Making Of Saturn Saw The Seaside”, their latest colab with ...

Where: The Brasserie, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District
Address: 41 Rue Lavaud, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District

From: 7:00pm on Friday 12th January 2018
To: 10:00pm on Friday 12th January 2018

International Akaroa Music Festival – Passion and Song

Sat 13th Jan 2018

Michael Endres, Piano Ludwig Van Beethoven Sonata C minor, op. 13 “Pathetique” Sonata F minor, op. 57 “Appassionata” William Bolcom Hymne a l’ amour (from 12 New Etudes, 1985) George Gershwin 20 ...

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

From: 7:00pm on Saturday 13th January 2018
To: 9:15pm on Saturday 13th January 2018

International Akaroa Music Festival – Rising Cellostars

Sat 13th Jan 2018

Listen to a firework of virtuoso cello playing by NZ’s best young cellists. Come and join us for our 11th Festival in beautiful Akaroa. For the 2018 edition of the festival we have created an exciting concert ...

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

From: 11:00am on Saturday 13th January 2018
To: 12:15pm on Saturday 13th January 2018

International Akaroa Music Festival - Glitter and be Gay

Sun 14th Jan 2018

Charles Castleman, violin Serenity Thurlow, viola Ramón Jaffe, cello Edith Salzmann, cello Michael Endres, piano Polly Ott, soprano Rachel Fuller, piano Ludwig Van Beethoven Piano Trio in G major, Op.1 ...

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

From: 5:00pm on Sunday 14th January 2018
To: 7:15pm on Sunday 14th January 2018

International Akaroa Music Festival – Young NZ Composer

Sun 14th Jan 2018

Kirsten Strom. Kirsten Strom is a young composer, conductor, and writer based in Auckland. She is the APO Young Composer-in-Residence for 2017-2018, having had works selected for the NZSO-Todd Young Composers Awards, ...

Where: Akaroa Area School, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District
Address: 141 Rue Jolie, Akaroa, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District

From: 11:00am on Sunday 14th January 2018
To: 12:00pm on Sunday 14th January 2018

International Akaroa Music Festival – Cellissimo

Tue 16th Jan 2018

Edith Salzmann, cello Ramón Jaffé, cello Yelian He, cello Rachel Fuller, piano Auckland Cellists Ramón Jaffé/ Anna Segal Duerme bien, querido amigo Fantasia amenca for cello and string ...

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

From: 7:00pm on Tuesday 16th January 2018
To: 9:15pm on Tuesday 16th January 2018

International Akaroa Music Festival – Lunchtime Concerts

From: Tue 16th Jan 2018

Lunchtime concerts with talented students from the International Akaroa Music Festival Summer School.

Where: St Peters Church, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District
Address: 10 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District

From: 1:00pm on Tuesday 16th January 2018
To: 2:00pm on Sunday 21st January 2018

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