- Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Christchurch, Canterbury
- Product code: PNA0UJ
The Canterbury 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 to Akaroa 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,
Explore this beautiful little town yourself, or we can help to book you on one of the many award winning tours - Not included in price above
- Black Cat Swimming with the Dolphins or Nature Cruise https://blackcat.co.nz/akaroa-harbour-nature-cruise/
- Pohatu Penguin Colony Tours https://www.pohatu.co.nz/
- The Giants House http://www.thegiantshouse.co.nz/default.asp?page=garden
Allow 3 hours.
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Helicopter used is at the discretion of GCH Aviation
Minimum of 2 fares required for flight to depart
No refunds for cancellations within 24 hours of flight.
Subject to weather conditions. If flight is cancelled due to weather a full refund will be given.
No child prices
infant 0 - 2 years free of charge and must be seated on a fare paying passengers lap