Surround yourself with NZ History, stunning scenery and savour a small seaside village
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 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.
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
For current accommodation options see the availability box.