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Akaroa Guided Kayak Tour from Christchurch

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1

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$460

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Overview

Experience a unique French flavour on an Akaroa Guided Kayak Tour from Christchurch, a journey that will take you through the breathtaking landscape of the Banks Peninsula formed over six million years ago following cataclysmic volcanic eruptions. The only French settlement in New Zealand, Akaroa is a charming harbourside township that’s sitting right atop a volcanic crater from the Miocene era.

Take the high summit route over the Banks Peninsula on your way to Akaroa, allowing you to take in marvellous views of farmlands, the Canterbury Plains, the Akaroa Harbour, and the Southern Alps in the distance, including remote bays that are carved along the coastline. You’ll also have a chance to explore the picturesque 175-year-old French harbourside township of Akaroa and its many shops and studios devoted to arts and crafts as well as its settlers’ history museum.

We then take you to meet your Akaroa Sea Kayaking Safari where a kayak guide will get you acquainted with kayaking and how to make the most out of your Akaroa tour. You will also be taught how to set up your kayak for optimal paddling comfort, and supplied with weather information along with chart briefing to help you orient yourself. Your kayak guide will be with you to show you around Akaroa and its best features from the water. Enjoy a late lunch at the renowned Bully Hayes café on your return, then make your way back to Christchurch after lunch.

Enroute to Christchurch, we stop at Barry’s Bay for a tasty reminder of a long-gone era: the Cheese Factory is the last of its kind on the peninsula. We also drop in at the Little River Art Gallery, and at Vince’s Gem Stone Museum if time allows.

Akaroa Guided Kayak Tour from Christchurch

Akaroa Guided Kayak Tour from Christchurch

Akaroa Guided Kayak Tour from Christchurch

Akaroa Guided Kayak Tour from Christchurch

Akaroa Guided Kayak Tour from Christchurch

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