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. Recent guests are coming back to see more - so an area to savour : )
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.
Several of our guests partake in cooking classes offered through the Akaroa Cooking School - world acclaimed and founded by the lovely Ant and Lou.
Akaroa is also the start and finish of the Banks Peninsula Track
Plan for a fantastic holiday experience
Base yourself in Akaroa - relax or adventure. We offer a lovely heritage house for Bed and Breakfast or private modern apartment.
Sip wine or coffee on the verandah. Enjoy daytime or evening dining at one of the many local cafes or restaurants.
For current accommodation options see the availability box.