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    • Dolphins in Akaroa

    Swimming with Dolphins (Black Cat Cruises)

    Tick off your bucket list with this once in a lifetime experience, swimming in the wild with the endangered Hector’s Dolphin; the world’s rarest and smallest dolphin. Experienced local crew with world-class facilities in picturesque Akaroa.

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    Region: Akaroa
    From $175

    From: $175

    • Kayaking in Akaroa

    Akaroa Adventure Centre

    Experience Akaroa harbour at a relaxed pace with our unguided kayaking or via paddle boards. Take in the landscapes, spot our rarer marine animals and discover your own beach for a secluded picnic.

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    Region: Akaroa
    From $20

    From: $20

    • Bird Watching, Dolphins, Kayaking, Walking & Hiking, Seals, Penguins, Other Wildlife in Akaroa

    Banks Track

    Experience Banks Track Three Day Classic Walk or Two Day Hikers Options. Walk on the wildside of Banks Peninsula over an extinct volcano, along coast and cliff, farmland and forest. We welcome you into our back yards to enjoy our amazing countryside.

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    Region: Akaroa
    From $145

    From: $145

    • Walking & Hiking, Stargazing in Akaroa

    SKYTRACK

    1 night and 1 day - walk over scenic Akaroa hills on the ridge of an ancient volcano and sleep in a stargazer hut!

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    Region: Akaroa
    From $50

    From: $50

    • Penguins, Farms, Other Wildlife in Akaroa

    Scenic Nature Safari

    Come with us on a 4WD safari to the spectacular, award wining Wildside Conservation area to learn about the area's rich history, native flora and fauna such as penguins, wetas, seals and other native wildlife.

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    Region: Akaroa
    From $95

    From: $95

    • Cycling in Akaroa

    Akaroa Adventure Centre - Bike Hire

    The only bike rental in Akaroa. From one hour to full day hire. Explore Akaroa from your bike saddle! A great way to discover the hidden gems in our beautiful streets.

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    Region: Akaroa
    From $15

    From: $15

    • Dolphins, Penguins, Boat Cruises, Bird Watching in Akaroa

    Coast up Close Akaroa

    Come see spectacular scenery and abundant bird life & wildlife, including the rare Hectors dolphins, which make this New Zealand coast world famous.

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    Region: Akaroa
    From $80

    From: $80

    • Miscellaneous Madness in Akaroa

    Night SUP Akaroa Paddle Boarding

    New Zealand's first Night Paddle Board Tour Operation. We offer tours for small groups of up to 10 at a time so booking ahead is vital.

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    Region: Akaroa
    From $30

    From: $30

    • Heritage Attractions, Arts & Crafts in Akaroa

    Barrys Bay Traditional Cheese

    Nestled on the shores of Akaroa Harbour, Barrys Bay Cheese creates handcrafted cheese from fresh, local milk. Come watch our cheesemakers hard at work through a large glass viewing window and sample our delicious cheeses.

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    Region: Akaroa
    • Other Wildlife, Boat Cruises, Penguins in Akaroa

    ecoSEAker Harbour Adventure Cruises Akaroa

    Steve the owner and captain is a 5th generation local who knows the area and secrets of Akaroa Harbour. He will take you out on our fun, adventurous 12.5 meter Rayglass Protector. An ex America’s Cup Chase Boat for a scenic wildlife adventure.

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    Region: Akaroa
    From $75

    From: $75

    • Bird Watching, Farms, Other Wildlife in Akaroa

    24 hour Pohatu package

    Get more than an accommodation with our package tour. Scenic 4WD transport to & from Pohatu Marine reserve. Time to swim, discover or relax in the bay & get a free evening penguin tour. Next morning kayak & discover the coast & wildlife of the bay.

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    Region: Akaroa
    From $105

    From: $105

    • Wineries in Akaroa

    French Peak Wines

    French Peak Vineyard is a boutique, family-owned vineyard, set in the idyllic French Farm Valley, by the shores of Akaroa Harbour. Our Cellar Door is open Monday to Saturday, from 12pm to 6pm for tasting and sales of our renowned French Peak Wines.

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    Region: Akaroa
    • Urban and Scenic Attractions in Akaroa

    Shore Trips and Tours - Christchurch Highlights Tour

    Small group, day tours for cruise ship passengers visiting Akaroa/Christchurch to see the stunning Akaroa, Banks Peninsula and Christchurch City sights. Plus options of Punting on the Avon, the Tram or the Botanic Gardens (extra cost).

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    Region: Akaroa
    From $125

    From: $125

    • Wineries in Akaroa

    Meniscus Wines

    Enjoy the taste of Akaroa at the Meniscus Wine Lounge, located at the vineyard. The wine is grown off Lighthouse Rd on the south side of Akaroa overlooking the township.

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    Region: Akaroa
    From $10

    From: $10

    • Climbing, Walking & Hiking, Scenic Flights in Akaroa

    The Adventurer - Haupapa/Tasman Glacier Heli-hike Mount Cook

    Combine the excitement of walking on New Zealand’s biggest glacier with the thrill of breathtaking scenic helicopter fly-bys of New Zealand’s largest mountain, Aoraki/Mt Cook.

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    Region: Akaroa
    From $585

    From: $585

    • Farms in Akaroa

    Shamarra Alpaca Farm Tours Akaroa

    Wander through herds of grazing alpacas, marvel at their exquisite fleece, feed an alpaca and enjoy breathtaking views of Akaroa Harbour. Shamarra Alpaca Farm is home to over 160 alpacas.

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    Region: Akaroa
    From $50

    From: $50

    • Kayaking in Akaroa

    Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari

    3 hour fully guided Sea Kayak Safari. Soak up the serenity and explore a protected marine reserve while Paddling in an extinct volcano! 7:30am Sunrise Wildlife or 11:30am Crater Cruiser Safari. Experienced local guides, on water snacks included!

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    Region: Akaroa
    From $130

    From: $130

    • Wineries in Akaroa

    Banks Peninsula Wine tour

    What a better place to taste wine and cheese than in the most French village of New Zealand! Explore Akaroa harbour and visit our local award-winning vineyards. Learn about our French history and the geology of the area creating unique wines.

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    Region: Akaroa
    From $115

    From: $115

    • Dolphins, Bird Watching, Boat Cruises, Penguins, Other Wildlife, Seals in Akaroa

    Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruises (Black Cat Cruises)

    Our 2-hour Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise takes you on a journey around an extinct volcanic crater to experience majestic scenery and stunning wildlife. Discover rare and playful NZ Hector’s dolphins, native fur seals, penguins and other seabirds!

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    Region: Akaroa
    From $85

    From: $85

    • Walking & Hiking in Akaroa

    The Akaroa Walk

    Tuatara Tours specialises in guided walking and cycling experiences that are achievable for most levels of fitness. Tours include meals, accommodation, luggage portage and an experienced guide, combining the best in ambience,exercise and relaxation.

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    Region: Akaroa
    From $1,795

    From: $1,795