Akaroa Day Tour


Akaroa, our ‘Little France’, is 90 minutes scenic drive from the city of Christchurch. We will take you to Akaroa - a French inspired coastal town on Banks Peninsula in the Canterbury region of South Island. The most French town in New Zealand will have you engaged with its magnificent harbour views, glistening waters, historic buildings & love for fine food. Nestled in the heart of an ancient volcanic crater, the harbour of Akaroa waters is home to playful hector’s dolphins (smallest & rarest in the world), white flippered penguins, rare yellow-eyed penguins, fur seal & exquisite New Zealand’s blue pearls.

THIS IS A PRIVATE TOUR (i.e. ONLY FOR ONE PARTY)

Akaroa Day Tour – approx. 8-9 hours (Tour Start Time: 8am)
$349 Per Person (minimum booking for 2 adults required)
Child: $169

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Pick-up from your hotel/ apartment or preferred location in Christchurch.
  • Take the stunning scenic drive through Lyttelton harbour & Governor’s bay making frequent stops for pictures.
  • Stretch legs at Little River town for tea/coffee/drinks.
  • Feast your taste buds at Barry’s Bay traditional cheese factory.
  • Engage yourself in an interactive Alpaca farm tour.
  • Drive to Akaroa town & enjoy its charming French ambience.
  • Step on board to experience the luxurious Akaroa harbour nature cruise.
  • Time to explore the French town by foot and/or enjoy lunch at one of the waterfront cafes.
  • Drive back to Christchurch via Summit road with the most captivating views.
  • Return back & drop-off to your location.

Price includes:

  • Private & Exclusive Tour.
  • Hotel Pick up and Drop Off.
  • Alpaca Farm Tour.
  • Harbour Nature Cruise.

COMPLIMENTARY HOTSPOT WIFI & LIGHT REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED.

 

YOUR FULL DAY AKAROA DAY TOUR INCLUDES:

Barry’s Bay Traditional Cheese Factory

Get your hands on some of the delicious artisan cheese at Barry’s Bay cheese factory that is expert in producing handcrafted cheese since 1895. They use the traditional recipes brought to New Zealand by the early English settlers. Fresh Bank Peninsula milk from local grass-fed cows is the key to producing unique flavoured cheese with a distinctive taste. Enjoy complimentary samples & take a glimpse of cheese making from a large viewing window. Take home some of their most popular havarti & wood smoke cheese with long shelf life and/or locally produced wines.

Shamarra Alpaca Farm Tour

Take a unique farm tour; get up close and personal at Shamarra Alpaca farm with over 130 grazing Alpacas while enjoying breathtaking views of Akaroa harbour. Get a brief insight into Alpacas history; wander through the herds of these majestic beauties, lead or hand feed them & browse through a selection of elegant & luxurious Alpaca fleece knitwear at an exclusive shop for sale.

Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise

Hop on board to experience a splendid journey of discovery on a 2-hour Akaroa harbour nature cruise. Enjoy the fascinating history and rich variety of marine life that is exclusive to New Zealand waters. Familiarize yourself with the history of Akaroa, which was a live volcano millions of years ago. View the giant volcanic cliffs, sea caves and a volcanic amphitheatre that will take your breath away. Spot the unique hector’s dolphin (smallest & rarest in the world); meet the white flippered penguins, yellow-eyed penguins, fur seals and many more.

OTHER OPTIONAL ATTRACTIONS & THINGS-TO-DO IN AKAROA

Swimming with Dolphins

Cruise Step out of your world & dive into the emerald waters of Akaroa harbour; the only place in the world where you can swim with the world’s smallest & rarest dolphin – the Hector’s dolphin. An unforgettable experience-providing close encounters with the playful hector’s dolphins swimming around you & expert guides providing informative commentary.

The Giants House

The Giants House is a unique mosaic garden with concrete sculptures, welded steel sculptures & many other creations.
It is the most creative, colorful & happiest garden on earth.

Boutique Shopping

Explore the boutique shops of Akaroa from home ware, souvenirs, unique blue pearls jewellery, the famous fudge shop, art & craft and a lot more.
If you love shopping, you must explore the boutique shops situated on the waterfront in Akaroa.

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