Akaroa Day Tour


Discover the coastal town of Akaroa on a private day tour from Christchurch. Enjoy a 2-hour Harbour Nature Cruise. Encounter panoramic views, boutique shops, waterfront cafes, a cheese factory and tour to an Alpaca Farm.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Relax on a scenic day trip to the French-inspired coastal town of Akaroa
  • Look out for dolphins, penguins, fur seals and exquisite New Zealand blue pearls
  • Capture captivating views of Akaroa Harbor from a panoramic viewpoint
  • Step onboard for a 2-hour Harbor Nature Cruise
  • Visit Barry’s Bay Traditional Cheese Factory and sample award-winning cheese
  • Interactive Alpaca Farm Tour

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

Akaroa Day Tour – Duration 8 hours (Tour Start Time: 8am)
From $330 to $420 Per Person (minimum booking for 2 adults required)
Child: $169

Tours DESCRIPTION:

Encounter Akaroa, a French-inspired coastal town located on the Banks Peninsula, on a private day tour from Christchurch. After pick-up from your hotel, set off for the 90-minute scenic drive to Akaroa. On arrival, discover magnificent harbour views, glistening waters, historic buildings, and fine food.

Grab your camera for amazing pictures at Hilltop Tavern for captivating harbour views over the glistening waters of Akaroa. Feast your taste buds on delicious artisan cheese at Barry’s Bay Cheese Factory, where they have produced hand-crafted cheese since 1895. Enjoy complimentary samples and glimpse the cheese-making process from the large viewing window. Explore Akaroa town on foot, discover boutique shops, and enjoy lunch (own expense) at one of the many waterfront cafes. 

Climb onboard a spectacular 2-hour nature cruise in Akaroa Harbour. Enjoy the fascinating history and rich variety of marine life exclusive to New Zealand waters. View the giant volcanic cliffs, sea caves and a breathtaking volcanic amphitheatre. Spot the unique Hector’s dolphin (the world's smallest and rarest dolphin), white-flippered penguins, yellow-eyed penguins, fur seals, and more. 

A unique farm tour at Shamarra Alpaca Farm. Get up close and personal with over 130 grazing Alpacas while enjoying breathtaking views of Akaroa Harbour. Gain a brief insight into Alpacas' history, wander through herds of these majestic beauties, and browse through a selection of luxurious knitwear. Enjoy the scenic return journey along Summit Road (time and weather permitting) with fascinating views, before drop off back to your pick-up location in Christchurch.

Price includes:

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transport in luxurious van (2017 or late model Mercedes Benz)
  • Private Tour
  • Professional guide
  • 2-hour Akaroa harbour nature cruise
  • Alpaca Farm tour

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

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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