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Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula and Christchurch City Sights Tour
Travel from Akaroa Harbour on this shore excursion through the Banks Peninsula to Christchurch, whose city center was devastated by the 2011 earthquake. Drive past city landmarks in the old CBD and stroll the Christchurch Botanic Gardens with a knowledgeable guide. En route, take in the scenic splendor of the Southern Alps and the Canterbury Region.
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* A traveler said: "Very informative & engaging representative. Gave personal insight into sights & went out of his way to accommodate wishes."


Akaroa Shore Excursion: Akaroa Harbour and Giants House Local Tour

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Akaroa Harbour and Giants House Local Tour

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17
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.26
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$55.26
Enjoy a local 3 hour guided sightseeing shore excursion of Akaroa exploring the beautiful township, harbour, and this portion of the Banks Peninsula. After being picked up from the Akaroa Wharf, your coach will travel through township and the inner bays of the Akaroa before arriving at a local cheese factory, for tastings, and travelling along the old volcanic crater rim for some magnificent views of the harbour and peninsula. Afterwards, head back into Akaroa for a guided tour of the famous Giants House, with its beautiful gardens and mosaic sculptures. This tour is perfect for those looking for a short tour of the local sights and attractions!
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* A traveler said: "Loved the Giants house it was so unique With its tiered terraces and fabulous mosaics everywhere From paving to sculptures"


Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and the International Antarctic Centre
This Akaroa shore excursion takes you sightseeing in Christchurch via a scenic drive through the Banks Peninsula. See the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and other city highlights before a visit to the International Antarctic Centre, Christchurch's top attraction. Feel arctic winds at the Snow and Ice Experience and observe New Zealand wildlife at the Penguin Encounter. Finish with an all-terrain adventure on a thrilling ride by amphibious Hagglund vehicle.
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* A traveler said: "Scotty was a great guide. We were lucky the cafe at the Antarctic center was pretty empty so we all were able to have a bite to eat. Loved the Hagglund ride!"


Shore Excursion: Guided Sea Kayaking through Akaroa Marine Reserve
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$95.78
Spend your time in port in Akaroa on a small-group shore excursion, sea kayaking around the harbor. Bask in the scenery of remote bays and inlets, and catch a glimpse of local marine life, including penguins, orcas, and endangered Hector’s dolphins. You’ll paddle for three hours with a guide through the basin of an extinct volcano and stop for a snack and swim at a coastal beach. This tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port.
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* A traveler said: "Excellent excellent excellent New Zealand beautiful, kayaks in good shape, and with rudder! Our guide did great job of balancing skill of group, providing plenty of water time, and describing surroundings. Look forward to returning."


Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise with Dolphin Watching

Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise with Dolphin Watching

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972
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.09
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$66.09
Spot Akaroa Harbour’s rare Hector’s dolphins on a catamaran wildlife cruise that includes fresh-baked cookies and a drink. The 2-hull catamaran offers more stability and deck space than a single-hull boat, ensuring a comfortable spot as you scan for fur seals, white-flippered penguins, and other wildlife.Trained, dolphin-spotting dogs are on board for the best possible chance of encountering dolphins.
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* A traveler said: "Wow - awesome experience. Tour guide had extensive knowledge of both history and sights. Saw lots of dolphins and even a little blue penguin. Thanks. Would definitely recommend."


Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Sheep Farm Tour
While your cruise ship is docked in Akaroa port, take a guided shore excursion to Christchurch and nearby Canterbury via the scenic bays and coves of the Banks Peninsula. Explore the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and other highlights during a city sightseeing tour, then see sheep dogs and a sheep-shearing demonstration as you get a feel for rural life on an authentic New Zealand sheep farm. Afternoon tea and round-trip port transport are included.
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* A traveler said: "Super tour of Christchurch and the surrounding area. Driver gave great commentary and provided good insight into the background and history of the area. Hugh at the sheep farm did a great job of letting us know what life on a sheep farm is like. Tom, the dog was interesting to watch as he worked the herd. Sheep shearing demo was excellent."


Sailing and Wildlife Tour Akaroa Fox II Sailing

Sailing and Wildlife Tour Akaroa Fox II Sailing

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16
  • 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.01
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$79.01
The rarest dolphins in the world live in the waters around Akaroa, and you can get up close to them on this eco-friendly sailing tour. Feel like you’ve stepped back in time as you board the vintage wooden sailboat. Glide quietly through the waters, leaving the dolphins, penguins, seals, and albatross relatively undisturbed. This is a private tour, so grab your friends for a fun day on the water, or your significant other for a romantic experience.
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* A traveler said: "The dolphins.... Fun and beautiful. Getting out of the harbour, turning off the engine and sailing, with the dolphins. Lovely music. Very informative. Unbelievable value. Could not have asked for a better experience."


Akaroa Shore Excursion: Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise

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82
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.65
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$64.65
Spend your shore excursion in Akaroa on a 2-hour nature cruise around Akaroa Harbour. Your professional skipper points out abundant wildlife that may include Hector’s dolphins — the world’s rarest and smallest dolphins — New Zealand fur seals, blue penguins and yellow-eyed penguins. You’ll motor past volcanic cliffs and remote sea caves by luxury catamaran en route to Seal Bay and a salmon farm in Lucas Bay.
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* A traveler said: "Tour guide was excellent Tried hard to give us the best experience in viewing marine life and giving us the information of the are."


Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City and Giants House Tour
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$93.38
If you're pulling into port in Akaroa, this shore excursion is designed to show you some of the sights of New Zealand's South Island. You'll explore the Banks Peninsula and the city of Christchurch, plus take a guided tour of the Giant's House. See how the city has rebuilt since the 2011 earthquake, and stop by places such as the Botanical Gardens. This tour allows you to relax on a pre-planned adventure instead of trying to find your own way around the area from the cruise ship port.
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* A traveler said: "Had a great day. Janet was informative and got us around easily. It was lovely to see Christchurch and all they are rebuilding after the earthquake. Would like to have had more time but the joys of being on a cruise ship limit this. Especially enjoyed Akaroa and the Giant’s House. What a beautiful garden. Akaroa quaint and we loved walking around it."


Akaroa Shore Excursion: Akaroa Harbour and Sheep Farm Local Tour

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Akaroa Harbour and Sheep Farm Local Tour

star-4.5
11
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.94
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$72.94
A 2.5 hour shore excursion which combines a guided local tour of Akaroa township and harbours with a tour of a working sheep farm. After being picked up from the Akaroa Wharf, your coach will travel through township and the inner bays of the Akaroa before arriving at a local cheese factory, for tastings, and travelling along the old volcanic crater rim for some magnificent views of the harbour and peninsula. Following a great photo opportunity, your driver will take you to a nearby local sheep farm where you'll be able to enjoy sheepdog work, a sheep shearing demonstration, and afternoon tea, all before returning reuniting you with your cruise ship.
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* A traveler said: "Excellent service and the farmhouse and sheep were great. Loved being in a small group. Tea and scones were lovely."


Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Jet Boat on Waimak River
When your cruise ship docks in Akaroa, take a shore excursion to Christchurch for a sightseeing tour, followed by an adrenaline-charged jet-boat ride on the Waimak River. Escorted by a knowledgeable guide, you’ll combine a drive through the Banks Peninsula with the city landmarks of Christchurch and an exhilarating jet-boat ride. Round-trip port transport is included.
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* A traveler said: "Jet Boat was so much fun with a great driver that explained the phenomenon of the river! Great scenery all along the way on the trip."


Akaroa Self Guided Audio Tour

Akaroa Self Guided Audio Tour

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5
  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$15.29
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$15.29
Download a vibrantly-narrated mp3 audio guide combined with a map detailing the area of your tour. Nestled on the East Coast of the South Island, the quiet seaside town of Akaroa is best known for its volcanic hills and the dolphins that are found in the bay. On this self-guided audio tour, you will enjoy the tranquil setting and the stunning natural views along the harbour. You will also see the old lighthouse and learn about its interesting French history at the Akaroa Museum. Visit the town wharf, whale try pots, war memorial, corner of Lavaud and Balguerie, St Patrick's Catholic Church, the Old French cemetery, the giant's house, French forecourt and Rue Jolie. Known as the Paris of New Zealand this tour will delight and enthral all at your own pace.
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* A traveler said: "Loved the sound effects - and the ease of going from one highlight to the other without having to think too much about it. Easy to download too."


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