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    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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
    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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
    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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 $85

    From: $85

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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
    • 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 $175

    From: $175