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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.

Artisans Gallery

Quality New Zealand crafts including wood turning, pottery, jewellery and painting on silk.

  • 45 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa
  • Ph: +64 3 304 7514

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

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
  • 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.


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


    • +64 3 304 7784