Akaroa Day Tours and Cruises

Located 1 hour and 20 minutes from Christchurch in New Zealand on a stunning harbour setting on Banks Peninsula. Historic Akaroa has a long French and English history. The street names like Rue Jolie, Rue Lavaud and Rue Croix evoke memories of the original French settlement. Wander down the streets and browse in some of the small boutique shops, or have a bite to eat in one of the many cafes and restaurants, or grab fish n chips at the renowned Akaroa Fish & Chip Shop. Not to be missed is a visit to the extremely cheerful, amazing, colourful, astonishing, full of fun and unique Giants House Mosaic and Sculpture Garden.

The Akaroa coast is home to the rare and endangered Hector’s Dolphin; recognized as the world’s smallest marine dolphin. Don’t miss taking one of the Akaroa Harbour Cruises to view the Hector’s Dolphins. You can take either an Akaroa Nature Cruise to view the dolphins, as well as the many other special wildlife in the spectacular setting of Akaroa Harbour. Or for those that want to get up close and personal, swimming with the dolphins and kayaking are not to be missed.

Those who also want to explore Akaroa's nearby attractions, there are day trips and farm tours from Christchurch.