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    • 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

    • Sailing, Dolphins, Boat Cruises in Akaroa

    Akaroa Sailing Cruises

    Designed in 1946 to WIN the Sydney-Hobart yacht race, Manutara is a slice of NZ and Australian maritime history. Come sail with us for an unforgettable 2.5 hour Akaroa Harbour Cruise. Steer yourself, or just sit back and relax in the "Royal Seats".

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    Region: Akaroa
    From $85

    From: $85

    • 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 $90

    From: $90

    • 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

    • Mountain Biking, Cycling in Akaroa

    Akaroa Ebike Safaris

    With options for all abilities, our tours offer an exceptional electric biking experience. Small groups, knowledgeable guides, uninterrupted ocean views, brand new latest Scott Electric Mountain bikes. This will be a highlight of any NZ itinerary.

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    Region: Akaroa
    From $145

    From: $145

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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, 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

    • 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

    • Miscellaneous Madness in Little River

    Scary Slippery Slides

    The Scary, Slippery Slides are not for the faint hearted. Good old fashion fun'- a hill, plastic, water and gravity! Fun like it use to be - no frills but plenty of thrills. Suitable for 3 years and up. Open most weekends during the season.

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    Region: Little River
    From $5

    From: $5

    • 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

    • 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
    • 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 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

    • Gardens, Miscellaneous Madness, Galleries in Akaroa

    The Giants House

    A garden of national significance and a Josie Martin creation. Colourful, beautiful balance between garden and art in the contemporary art gallery.

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    Region: Akaroa
    From $17

    From: $17