Akaroa and Banks Peninsula Private Day Tour from Christchurch. A must see for UPTO 5 PEOPLE, Akaroa is situated 83 km from Christchurch. The French tried to claim it but the British beat them to it. There are many a story to be told about that! Akaroa is nestled on the eastern edge of two extinct volcanoes. Together these volcanoes make up Banks Peninsula one of the most picturesque areas in New Zealand. This private, very personal tour will go where no bus can go. You can stop when and where-ever you like, unlike in a bus when you must stop where the company tells you. Your experienced local driver/guide will share the history, drama and beauty of the area where the Maori fought for ownership and Captain Cook made probably the biggest mistake of his life. A highlight will be the two hour nature and wildlife cruise of the harbour and sea mouth area on board 'The Black Cat'

Akaroa and Banks Peninsula Private Day Tour from Christchurch - Christchurch, New Zealand

Historic
Duration:6 to 8 hrs
Price: Starting from $395.00 per person

A must see for UPTO 5 PEOPLE, Akaroa is situated 83 km from Christchurch. The French tried to claim it but the British beat them to it. There are many a story to be told about that! Akaroa is nestled on the eastern edge of two extinct volcanoes. Together these volcanoes make up Banks Peninsula one of the most picturesque areas in New Zealand. This private, very personal tour will go where no bus can go.

You can stop when and where-ever you like, unlike in a bus when you must stop where the company tells you. Your experienced local driver/guide will share the history, drama and beauty of the area where the Maori fought for ownership and Captain Cook made probably the biggest mistake of his life.

A highlight will be the two hour nature and wildlife cruise of the harbour and sea mouth area on board 'The Black Cat'

A must see for UPTO 5 PEOPLE, Akaroa is situated 83 km from Christchurch. The French tried to claim it but the British beat them to it. There are many a story to be told about that! Akaroa is nestled on the eastern edge of two extinct volcanoes. Together these volcanoes make up Banks Peninsula one of the most picturesque areas in New Zealand. This private, very personal tour will go where no bus can go.

You can stop when and where-ever you like, unlike in a bus when you must stop where the company tells you. Your experienced local driver/guide will share the history, drama and beauty of the area where the Maori fought for ownership and Captain Cook made probably the biggest mistake of his life.

A highlight will be the two hour nature and wildlife cruise of the harbour and sea mouth area on board 'The Black Cat'

  • Let us meet you at the airport or at your accommodation. (Domestic flights - no surcharge. International flights - a surcharge applies)
  • Situated 83 km from Christchurch you will drive through some of the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand.
  • As we drive to Akaroa we will pass by farmland, Little River, Birdlings Flat and onto the Hill Top Tavern Lookout.
  • We will likely take the Summit Road option either going to or returning from Akaroa depending on weather conditions. Amazing!!
  • Learn about the checkered history of the area - the Maori land wars, how the French missed out on the race to colonise the area ahead of the British. They were less than happy!!
  • Visit The Bays and the Peninsula that Captain James Cook got so 'messed up" over.
  • Visit The Okains Bay Maori and Colonial Museum - a must see. (Gold Coin or better donation on entry - extra)
  • You're on holiday so, try the home-made fudge.
  • Maybe sample some of the local cheeses at Barry’s Bay.
  • Wander the waterfront, french streets and boulevards which are Akaroa.
  • Swim with the dolphins - a memory of a lifetime (optional extra)
  • Two hour nature and wildlife cruise on-board the 'Black Cat' included.
  • If time permits maybe a visit to The Giants House - known all over the world.
  • As we meander around the bays if time permits we'll take a look at Lyttelton Harbour and return to Christchurch through the longest road tunnel in New Zealand.

 

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