Akaroa Activities

NZ History, stunning scenery, seaside village, adventure activities, explore nature

Akaroa Harbour

Wildlife and Dolphin cruises

There are activities for everyone: swimming with the dolphins,  sea kayaking, local hill tours/walks. Or stroll around the quaint village offering a large number of historic buildings with a delightful mix of boutique shopping, craft/art galleries, and exquisite dining experiences.

Akaroa Area Map




  • Sea-Kayaking

  • Museum Trail

  • Art Galleries

  • Paddleboarding (SUP)

  • Paddle Boats

  • Sailing Tours

  • Fishing Charters

  • Wining & Dining

  • Shopping

  • Wine Tours

  • Barry's Bay Cheese Factory 

  • Golf Links & Mini Golf

Akaroa and Banks Peninsula

The beautiful Akaroa harbour and village 90 minutes from  Christchurch International airport, NZ.  Nestled in the volcanic hillside landscape.  Enjoy a cruise out onto the harbour to view the world’s smallest Hectors Dolphin - a variety of options: sail, motor, paddle!!  Wander the village with it’s pretty history, or venture to the local bays to soak in the diversity of the area.   

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Plenty of local history & colonial charm

Settled by early Maori and then French and English settlers the Akaroa Museum is a great start to learning more about the area.  The pretty heritage buildings and summertime gardens are a treat for photographers.  Lots of fabulous cafes and restaurants catering for all budgets and food preferences.

Akaroa is also the start and finish of the Banks Peninsula Track