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Akaroa and Banks Peninsula Attractions and Activities

Akaroa is located on Banks Peninsula, the most prominent volcanic feature of the South Island of New Zealand. Akaroa is about 82 kilometres by road from Christchurch City. more

Akaroa and Banks Peninsula have many tourist attractions and travel activities with something to suit all ages and budgets. From adrenaline-pumping adventure to a relaxing day out, you need never be bored.

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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 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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    0800 724 528 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    Main Wharf, Akaroa 7520‎, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
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  • 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
  • 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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    0800 424 534 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    Christchurch, 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
  • 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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    +64 3 304 7641
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    0800 937 946 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    Main Wharf, Akaroa, New Zealand
  • 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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    60 Hawthorne Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
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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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    0800 126 278 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    Main Wharf, Akaroa, New Zealand
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  • 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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    Nelson, New Zealand
  • NEW ZEALAND PRODUCTS

    NEW ZEALAND PRODUCTS

    Browse our range of New Zealand DVD's, New Zealand CD's, New Zealand travel packs, New Zealand travel books and New Zealand souvenirs and products. Only quality, value-for-money New Zealand products are sourced from reputable suppliers with efficient delivery times. Easy online purchase options.

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  • NIGHTSUP - Akaroa

    NIGHTSUP - Akaroa

    Mobile-friendly - Akaroa Paddle Board School offers professional Stand Up Paddleboard lessons along with NZ's FIRST & ONLY guided illuminated night time paddleboard tour. The sea floor comes to life under custom LED light kits as you follow your guide around the shore for a full hour. Expect to see plenty of fish species darting along the sea floor. All equipment provided.

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    58 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand
  • PACKHORSE HUT TRACK - Banks Peninsula

    PACKHORSE HUT TRACK - Banks Peninsula

    This is the shortest track to Packhorse Hut and is suitable for small children and family groups. It also provides access to Te Ara Pātaka. The track passes through farm paddocks, then along farm tracks up a bush-clad valley. Be prepared to get wet feet on some small stream crossings.

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  • POHATU PENGUINS - Akaroa, Banks Peninsula

    POHATU PENGUINS - Akaroa, Banks Peninsula

    Mobile-friendly - Pohatu is the largest little penguin colony on mainland New Zealand. 4WD safaris enable you to visit this remote and beautiful area, and learn of the Wildlife Conservation Program. Sea-Kayaking safari gives great wildlife viewing and allows the adventurous to explore out spectacular coastline. Our 24 hour Package gives you an opportunity to spend the night in the penguin colony.

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    Pohatu-Flea Bay, Banks Peninsula, South Island, New Zealand
  • PUREPODS - Canterbury / Kaikoura

    PUREPODS - Canterbury / Kaikoura

    Mobile-friendly - A PurePod is a unique, off-the-grid experience in a luxurious glass cabin located in secluded and stunning slices of beautiful New Zealand landscape. Watch the stars above, pull back the glass sliding doors on all three sides and indulge in the beautiful isolation. There are four fabulous PurePod locations to choose from, select your favourite today.

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  • SHORE TRIPS AND TOURS

    SHORE TRIPS AND TOURS

    New Zealand’s leading small group tour company for cruise ship passengers. We offer value for money tours in Bay of Islands, Auckland, Tauranga/Rotorua, Wellington, Akaroa/Christchurch and Dunedin. Our professional, knowledgeable and local guides will ensure your day is truly memorable and get you back to your ship on time. As an industry award winner we care about the details.

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    PO Box 4678, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
  • VOLO JETSKI ADVENTURES - Christchurch

    VOLO JETSKI ADVENTURES - Christchurch

    Join us driving our custom seadoo GTI130 jetskis or suit up and turn into a superhero flying on our flyboard jetpack. Experienced and Maritime New Zealand licensed guides will teach you everything you need to know before embarking on a breathtaking tour of the harbour. Keep an eye out for the dolphins, penguins, seals and ride through a secret-cave.

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    Naval Point Yacht Club, Erskine Point, Charlotte Jane Quay, 8082 New Zealand
  • WHISTLING BUOY WINERY & ACCOMMODATION - Banks Peninisula

    WHISTLING BUOY WINERY & ACCOMMODATION - Banks Peninisula

    Executive accommodation at Whistling Buoy’s Kokolo Vineyard is now available for leisure seekers and wine enthusiasts looking for a unique top-quality escape. Guests are able to explore the vineyard, nearby Lyttelton Harbour, its surrounding crater rim, and indulge themselves with the finest local produce and cuisine. Hosts Neil and Jill Pattinson provide the setting and the quality service.

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    63 Andersons Road, Charteris Bay, RD1 Lyttelton 8971, New Zealand
  • Meniscus Wine Lounge - Akaroa

    Meniscus Wine Lounge - Akaroa

    Enjoy the taste of Akaroa at the Meniscus Wine Lounge (Wine Bar, Wine Tavern) located in the historic 1860’s cottage at 42 Rue Lavaud in the original French section of Akaroa. You can taste the various vintages, enjoy a glass, share a bottle or caraffe with friends in the Lounge or in the delightful French cottage garden.

  • Takamatua Valley Vineyard - Akaroa

    Takamatua Valley Vineyard - Akaroa

    This Akaroa Winery is a beautiful Mediterranean style venue, overlooking the stunning Akaroa inlet. Nestled in Takamatua Valley, the organic, family-owned vineyard is located on the north-facing slopes of the lush hills of Banks Peninsula overlooking Takamatua Bay.

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Top 10 Holiday Parks

Top 10 Holiday Parks

Stay locally with Top 10 and the kids stay free.

Elm Wildlife Tours

Elm Wildlife Tours

Tour options for a wildlife experience of a lifetime.

Active New Zealand

Active New Zealand

NZ's most experienced adventure tour operator.

Red Carpet Tours

Red Carpet Tours

NZ's premier Lord of the Rings tour company.

Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry

Bluebridge Ferry

Cross between the Islands on a Bluebridge ferry.

Thrifty Car Rental

Thrifty Car Rental

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