Akaroa Cooking School
Black Cat Cruises
The waters around Akaroa are home to the world’s smallest and rarest dolphin, the Hector’s dolphin, found only in NZ waters. If viewing...
Two-hour wildlife cruises, plus evening cruises and birdwatching trips by arrangement. Say hi to Murphy – wildlife-spotting dog...
Captain Hector’s Sea Kayaks
Rental kayaks, canoes and rowboats for self-exploration.
Part cafe with excellent pastries, soups and wi-fi, and part cinema showing art-house flicks.
Tasty gourmet pies ($7), picnic fixings and French-accented breakfasts are the main attractions at the ‘Red Snail’. Try the homemade...
Lonely Planet review
Options include popular ‘Gourmet in a Day’ sessions (10am to 4pm) on Saturdays, and occasional specialised seafood and barbecue classes. All sessions end with tucking into your self-prepared feast, all accompanied by local wines. Check the website for the school's occasional forays into specific ethnic cuisines, including Thai and Italian. Booking ahead is highly recommended.