Akaroa

Akaroa

Things to do - general

Akaroa a small town in South Island of New Zealand is situated within a harbour of the same name. The name Akaroa which means “Long Harbour” is a popular resort town during summers as is known for cruises, sail boats, cycle tours, mail runs, and an excellent range of walking tracks. The water in Akaroa attracts kayaking enthusiasts from across New Zealand and Australia. The water is also home to small dolphins, found only in this region.

An eco-paradise tucked in New Zealand, this place is a treasure trove with spectacular surroundings. Discover and learn about rare Hector’s dolphins, seals, penguins and more.

For curious minds Akaroa Museum is a must visit, This museum reflects the varied and colourful history of Banks Peninsula. Three heritage buildings- the Langlois-Eteveneaux cottage (early 1840’s), the Customs House (early 1850’s) and the Court House (1878) are part of the Akaroa Museum complex. It is worth visiting this popular tourist spot.

Akaroa, with its own beautiful bays and harbour and French and English history has a range of activities to keep you busy for days. In Flea Bay you can take cruises to the largest little penguin colony on mainland New Zealand. Akaroa waters are home to the and all around you will find fantastic sea kayaking in spectacular surroundings. There are Don’t miss seeing the Hector’s dolphins and other special wildlife on a harbour cruise. There is so much to see and do in Akaroa that you will need more than a day trip.

Explorers, wanderers, dreamers… Get set! It’s time to rekindle that adventurous spirit and experience the tranquility and magic of the Akaroa Bays from the comfort of your kayak. Your guides will lead you through this Eco paradise we call home, it is a must do for any visitors to New Zealand! Take this once in a lifetime opportunity to paddle in an extinct, sea flooded volcanic crater whilst taking in some of the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand. With over 17 square miles of stunning coves and bays to explore, you will experience the best possible experience on the water.

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Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise
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Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise

Akaroa
Cruise Akaroa Harbour, uncover the history of the region, see dolphins, seals, penguins and enjoy st More info
Swimming with Dolphins

Swimming with Dolphins

Akaroa
Get up close and personal swimming with friendly, playful Hector’s dolphins in Akaroa Harbour.More info

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