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Shop up a Storm in Akaroa

Don't go home empty-handed! Find the perfect gift at one of the many local souvenir or gallery stores. 

The village of Akaroa is easy to get around by foot with most of the shops lining the waterfront and main street. Opening hours do vary by store, however most are open 7 days during the summer cruise season.

Akaroa Adventure Centre – Gift Shop

We offer a great selection of NZ gifts and souvenirs.

  • 74a Rue Lavaud, Akaroa
  • Ph: +64 3 304 7784

Akaroa Dolphins Shop

Stocks a wide selection of gift and homewares.

  • 65 Beach Road, Akaroa
  • Ph: +64 3 304 7866

Akaroa Pharmacy

Your one-stop pharmaceutical shop.

  • 55 Beach Road, Akaroa
  • Ph: +64 3 304 7002 or 027 504 7270

Akaroa Woolshed Gallery

Stocking a wide range of possum, wool, oilskin clothing and souvenirs.

  • 7 Church Street, Akaroa
  • Ph: +64 3 304 8035

Atelier Akaroa

A wonderful gift and home ware shop with lots of quirky surprises.

  • 65 Beach Rd, Akaroa, 7520
  • Ph: +64 3 304 8830

Barrys Bay Cheese

Shop our assortment of local wines, craft beer and preserves.
(Situated 15 minutes’ drive from Akaroa on the main highway).

  • 5807 Christchurch-Akaroa Road, Barrys Bay
  • Ph: +64 3 304 5809

Ça Bouge Boutique

Stylish, quality clothes store.

  • 31 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa
  • Ph: +64 3 304 8024

Mr Peacock, Colourful Clothing for All

Beautifully hand crafted and colourful clothing locally made and designed in New Zealand.

  • Shop 3, 8 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa
  • Ph: +64 3 304 8753

Peninsula General Store

The Peninsula General Store is a friendly place to relax for a coffee and a yummy treat.

  • 40e Rue Lavaud
  • Ph: +64 3 304 8800

Faultline Gallery

Quality New Zealand art, crafts, souvenirs and clothing.

  • 54 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa
  • Ph: +64 3 304 7774

Fire & Ice 

Specialising in crystal, mineral specimens, faceted gemstones and pearls. Fire & Ice offer an equisite range of jewellery, the perfect momento from New Zealand.

  • 6 Church Street, Akaroa
  • Ph: +64 3 304 7804

Hetties Rock & Cystal Shop

New Zealand's oldest rock and crystal shop. Hetties is one of the last few 'working' rock and crystal shops left in the world.

  • 69 Beach Road, Akaroa
  • Ph: +64 3 304 8000

Just Souvenirs

Souvenir & gifts, clothing & crafts.

  • 73 Beach Road, Akaroa
  • Ph: +64 3 304 7019

Lava Gallery

Quirky and cool locals gifts, beautiful jewellery and everything you never knew you needed!

  • 61 Beach Road, Akaroa
  • Ph: +64 3 304 8875

Pot Pourri - Fudge & Gift Shop

A range of gifts and cards for all occasions – home of Akaroa Fine Fudge.

  • 60 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa
  • Ph: +64 3 304 7052

Studio Sixty Seven

Exclusive homewares, artwork, quirky kiwiana and quality NZ souvenirs.

  • 67 Beach Road, Akaroa
  • Ph: +64 3 304 8750

The Little River Gallery

Giftshop with quality, unique and original New Zealand art. (Please note that The Little River Gallery is not located in Akaroa but Little River. Many of the ships tours stop here for a bathroom break enroute to/from Christchurch).

  • Main Road, Little River
  • Ph: +64 3 325 1944

Wool Shed Gallery

Specialising in clothing made from Merino sheep wool and possum fur.

  • 7 Church Street, Akaroa
  • Ph: +64 3 304 8035

The Blue Pearl Gallery

A range of beautiful jewellery handcrafted with love and attention.

  • Main Wharf, Akaroa
  • Ph: +64 3 304 7262

Woolworx

We stock a wide range of possum, wool, oilskin clothing and souvenirs.

  • 7 Church Street, Akaroa
  • Ph: +64 3 304 8035

 

  • Cruise Canterbury

    Akaroa Harbour is the main port of call for the majority of ships visiting the Canterbury region.

    Plan your trip

    Get expert information and advice to maxmise your time in the region from the Christchurch i-SITE Visitor Centre. The Christchurch i-SITE provides a FREE booking service for all activities, transport and accommodation throughout Christchurch, Canterbury and New Zealand.

    Cruise Ship Schedules

    The Canterbury region is home to the cruise ship ports of Akaroa, Lyttelton, Kaikoura and Timaru. Check the current cruise ship schedules for Canterbury.


  • Cruising into Akaroa?

    Make the most of your time in the region by visiting the Akaroa Adventure Centre Cruise Information Cabin located on the main wharf.

    Offering:

    • Free booking service
    • Comprehensive information service
    • Free Akaroa & Banks Peninsula maps

    Phone

    • +64 3 304 7784