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    • 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

    • 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

    • Farms, Photography, Walking & Hiking, Gardens in Akaroa

    Fishermans Bay Garden

    Fishermans Bay Garden provides an opportunity to visit an extensive garden of natives and exotics. Enjoy wandering through the garden with outstanding views of the Pacific coastline and the sounds of native birds, seals and penguins in the bay below.

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    Region: Akaroa
    From $10

    From: $10

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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
    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • Boat Cruises, Dolphins, Seals in Akaroa

    Akaroa Dolphins | Harbour Nature Cruises

    We are 100% locally owned and operated and Number 1 on TripAdvisor for Boat Tours in New Zealand. Discover breath-taking scenery, the Hector’s dolphins and other amazing wildlife aboard our luxurious catamaran ‘Into the Blue’.

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    Region: Akaroa
    From $92

    From: $92