Top things to do in Akaroa

Known for its extensive marine wildlife and rich history, Akaroa makes for a culture-filled and adventurous getaway on the South Island of New Zealand. Maori for ‘Long Harbour,’ Akaroa sits on the Bank Peninsula directly above an ancient volcano, offering a range of water activities like diving with dolphins, sailing, and sea kayaking. While you’re not busy out exploring the clear-blue waters or hopping between cafes and markets, a visit to the Akaroa Art Gallery and the Giants House are a must. A paradise for foodies, Akaroa boasts numerous local farms, a local Akaroa Cooking School and many decadent wineries like the Takamatua Valley Vineyard. With so many things to do in Akaroa, a weekend here might not be enough.

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Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise
Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise by Black Cat Cruises

Take a nature cruise around the pristine waters of Akaroa, see the rare, New Zealand Hector’s Dolphin, the world’s smallest dolphin, fur seals and penguins!

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    Pohatu Sea Kayaking and Scenic 4WD Safari
    Pohatu Sea Kayaking and Scenic 4WD Safari by Pohatu Penguin Tours

    Enjoy an outdoor experience the see penguins with this scenic sea kayaking and 4WD safari tour. Book your spot on this Akaroa tour online here.

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      Akaroa Dolphin Swim Experience
      Akaroa Dolphin Swim Experience by Black Cat Cruises

      Swim with Dolphins with Black Cat Cruises in Akaroa near Christchurch. An unforgettable natural encounter with the world's friendliest Hector's Dolphins.

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