Over the hill to Akaroa

Road trip to the inviting Akaroa, just 75km from Christchurch, treating yourself and your family to our home away from home.

A stop at the iconic Little River Inn, named in the Top 50 New Zealand Gastropubs by Hospitality New Zealand, or the historic Duvauchelle Hotel, established in 1850, is a must on the way there and back.

When you reach Akaroa, find yourself caught up in the quaint cottages and ‘French-isms’, the town being founded by French settlers in 1840. The village scene is everything you might expect, wonderfully charming with an old-world feel.

Many galleries and boutiques make a walk through the town mesmerising, filled with clothes, artwork, gifts, and knick-knacks. Feast on classic fish and chips or indulge in one of
the local eateries, with seafood dishes galore to excite your palate.

See wildlife like seals and penguins, and support conservation efforts through local trips and tours. Rest in the evenings, putting your feet up at one of the quality accommodation hot-spots in the township.

For fresh air and exercise

Walk the Children’s Bay Rhino Walk, a popular trail amongst locals and visitors alike. Animal sculptures along the way keep children, and adults, entertained, making for a sweet, short escape from a busy, adventure-filled holiday.

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