Akaroa Village Walks
Explore the village and learn about the early settlers of Akaroa with a variety of short walks ranging from 20 minutes to 2 hours. Highlights include historic cemeteries, exotic and native bush and wonderful harbour views.
Boardwalk to Childrens Bay
Duration of walk: 10 minutes one way
Start location: Childrens Bay at the north end of Akaroa Village
- Beautiful harbour views
- Beach is mudflat
- Dogs allowed
More information - Click on red number 1
Garden of Tane
Duration of walk: From ¼ to 2 hour
Start location: A number of walk tracks criss-cross this reserve and a number of entrances and exits are possible. The main entrance on the corner of Rue Jolie and Aylmers Valley Road. Another entrance is on Beach Road.
- Children's playground
- A mix of grand exotic trees with a native understorey
- Historic cemeteries where many of the early Akaroa settlers are buried, lovely views over the harbour
More information - Click on red number 5
Duration of walk: 45 minute circuit
Start location: Rue Pompallier
- This circular route visits the French cemetery, the oldest consecrated cemetery in the South Island of New Zealand.
- The walk returns via an old Akaroa Street where some original French families lived and concludes with a visit to their church, St. Patrick’s.
More information - Click on red number 3