- Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Christchurch, Canterbury
- Product code: PNA0UJ
The locals will tell you that no trip to the Christchurch area can be
complete without a visit to Akaroa, the jewel in Banks Peninsula’s
crown. The flight from Christchurch follows the spectacular
rugged coastline until you head inland to Akaroa harbour and
experience a sight that will take your breath away. Lush forests
and grassland run down the hillsides to the azure water of the
endless bays, fed by the Pacific Ocean itself.
It takes just 15 minutes to fly there as opposed to one and a half
hours by road, so you won’t waste a second getting to this quaint
seaside village. Early French settlers gave Akaroa its heritage and
distinct French feel that is reflected in the names of the streets
and local bays. It boasts a number of excellent shops, cafés and
restaurants to wander amongst at your leisure.
There are many wonderful attractions in Akaroa to explore making
this the ultimate day trip, one that you don’t want to miss!
You could combine your trip with one of the many other optional
activities available such as the award-winning Black Cat harbour
cruise to see the Hectors dolphin - the rarest and smallest dolphin
in the world.
Allow 3 hours. Minimum passenger numbers apply.