Destination Akaroa

Escape to Akaroa, an idyllic weekend getaway just a 90 minute drive from Christchurch.

To plan an unforgettable trip, consider the following:

The date
Check online for any live music,
events, or festivals happening during
your chosen weekend to make the most
of your visit.

With a wide variety of options available, from charming bed and breakfasts to convenient hotels, booking in advance ensures you secure your perfect spot.

Explore the range of activities Akaroa has to offer. Embark on wildlife tours, where you can relax and spot dolphins, seals, and more. Enjoy walks that’ll keep your steps up along scenic trails such as the Banks Peninsula Track or the Akaroa Village to Lighthouse walk.

History and Culture
Discover the colonial architecture and charm of Canterbury’s oldest town. Visit the Okains Bay Māori & Colonial Museum, explore art galleries, and peruse the Akaroa craft market, held every Saturday.

Take a bite out of Akaroa’s diverse dining scene, with options ranging from casual eateries to fine dining establishments. Savour fresh seafood delicacies and sample local culinary delights.
Remember to remain flexible in your itinerary, allowing room for unexpected discoveries and changes due to weather conditions. Akaroa awaits, promising a memorable weekend filled with relaxation, exploration, and delightful experiences.


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