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    • Kayaking, Seals, Penguins, Other Wildlife in Akaroa

    Pohatu Sea-kayaking

    Sea-kayaking Pohatu Marine Reserve allows you to discover unique and abundant wildlife and explore the spectacular outer flank of ancient Akaroa volcano with deep sea caves and high cliffs.

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    Region: Akaroa
    From $80

    From: $80

    • Sports, Surfing, Kayaking in Akaroa

    SUP (Stand Up Paddle boarding)

    SUP Experience this unique water sport that's currently taking the world by storm. Explore the magnificent Akaroa Harbour from an entirely new perspective.

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    Region: Akaroa
    From $20

    From: $20

    • Penguins, Bird Watching, Other Wildlife in Akaroa

    Evening Penguins Safaris

    Pohatu is the Largest Little Penguin colony on mainland NZ. Join an evening tour and learn of penguin conservation. Unique viewing in this undisturbed environment of penguins returning from sea. Other wildlife e.g Yellow Eyed penguins are often seen.

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    Region: Akaroa
    From $80

    From: $80

    • Penguins, Other Wildlife, Farms 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 $105

    From: $105

    • Unique venues, Urban and Scenic Attractions in Little River

    Manaia Native Habitat

    Experience native bush and birds in the heart of Banks Peninsula. Rest and relax on your way to Akaroa and enjoy this rare ecological haven. Okuti Valley is a special secret, off the beaten track, sheltered with views of the valley and distant lake.

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    Region: Little River
    From $5

    From: $5

    • 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

    • 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

    • Golf in Akaroa

    Akaroa Golf Club Inc

    Picturesque 18 Hole Course situated at head of Akaroa Harbour, Banks Peninsula, 15 minutes from Akaroa. Ranked 2nd Hidden Gem for Tasman/Canterbury Region. Visitors welcome.Hire clubs, trundlers and Ride-on-Carts available.

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    Region: Akaroa
    From $20

    From: $20

    • Cycling in Akaroa

    West Coast Wilderness Cycle Trail | Adventure South NZ

    The 136km West Coast Wilderness Trail showcases some of New Zealand’s most rugged and untamed landscapes from the old gold mining town of Ross to the port town of Greymouth. See our West Coast Wilderness Itineraries and dates.

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    Region: Akaroa
    From $1,995

    From: $1,995

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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 $619

    From: $619

    • 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 $185

    From: $185

    • Weddings, Wineries in Akaroa

    Akaroa Winery

    Akaroa Winery is a beautiful Mediterranean style venue, overlooking the stunning Akaroa inlet. The rugged terrior of our vineyard produces wines with great intensity and finesse.

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    Region: Akaroa
    • Cultural Attractions, Caving, Heritage Attractions, Spas/Health Resorts and Thermal Bathing Pools in Akaroa

    16 Day New Zealand Lord of the Rings Private Tour

    16 Day New Zealand Lord of the Rings Private tour created for Lord of the Rings fans that want to see the films’ majestic sites. The Magic of Middle Earth awaits you.

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    Region: Akaroa
    From $1,299

    From: $1,299

    • Kayaking in Akaroa

    Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari

    3 hour 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 and photos included

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    Region: Akaroa
    From $130

    From: $130

    • 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 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

    • 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 $90

    From: $90