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Akaroa and Banks Peninsula

Christchurch - Akaroa and Banks Peninsula, New Zealand

Located on a picturesque inlet on the volcanic Banks Peninsula, the historic village of Akaroa is the peninsula’s greatest attraction. Akaroa is a stunning resort town famous for being the only French settlement in New Zealand and being a favourite getaway destination within an easy distance from Christchurch. Akaroa offers a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere surrounded by mountains, pastoral farms and the large beautiful natural harbour. more

Akaroa activities offer a range of activities including hiking, sailing, farm tours, horse riding, penguin tours, cycling tours and range of nature and eco cruises where you can spot playful dolphins and penguins. As a resort town, Akaroa has many holiday homes and a great selection of restful country and resort accommodation to choose from. Akaroa accommodation includes holiday homes, bed and breakfasts, lodges, motels, glamping and other accommodation.

The sheer natural beauty and number of things to see and do in Akaroa makes it a top destination in New Zealand for international cruise ships. If you are coming on a cruise ship, check out Akaroa’s cruise ship passenger attractions. Akaroa is sure to be one of your most memorable highlights from your New Zealand adventure.

 

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Seascape Photography Workshop

Sat 25th Aug 2018

The perpetual ebb and flow of water is what brings seascapes to life. Explore with us how motion and reflections can be used to craft fascinating images. You will learn how to time your photography with tides, ...

Where: Taylors Mistake Beach, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District
Address: Taylors Mistake Road, Sumner, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District

From: 5:30am on Saturday 25th August 2018
To: 9:30am on Saturday 25th August 2018

Don McGlashan - Free Flight NZ Tour

Fri 19th Oct 2018

Coming to a town near you. Don McGlashan on a Nationwide 17-date NZ Tour One of Aotearoa’s most beloved songwriters, Don McGlashan, has today announced an extensive 17-date nationwide New Zealand tour, where he ...

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

From: 7:30pm on Friday 19th October 2018
To: 10:30pm on Friday 19th October 2018

Akaroa Armistice Service

Sun 11th Nov 2018

On Sunday 11 November 2018 there will be a special service at the Akaroa War Memorial to commemorate the 100 years since peace was declared. Church bells will be rung, as they had been all over the world when news was ...

Where: Akaroa Memorial, Banks Peninsula, Canterbury
Address: Rue Lavaud

From: 10:50am on Sunday 11th November 2018
To: 11:59pm on Sunday 11th November 2018

Motukarara Christmas At the Races

Sun 9th Dec 2018

Have a cracker of a day at Akaroa Trotting Club's annual meeting only two weeks out from Christmas on Sunday 9 December. Just 20 minutes from Christchurch, Motukarara is the ideal venue to take advantage of the ...

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

From: 10:00am on Sunday 9th December 2018
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 9th December 2018

Little River A&P Show

Sat 19th Jan 2019

The Little River A&P Show is an epic day out in a beautiful location. The township of Little River plays host to 2000 people on this Saturday in January. Family friendly with entertainment for all the kids - big and ...

Where: Little River Domain, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District
Address: Awa-Iti Domain, Little RIver, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District

From: 8:00am on Saturday 19th January 2019
To: 10:00pm on Saturday 19th January 2019

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