Take a guided Christchurch city tour when your ship is docked in Akaroa port, and visit a traditional sheep farm to experience life in rural New Zealand. After seeing the Christchurch city sights, your Akaroa shore excursion takes you into the countryside to feed the animals, watch a sheep-shearing demonstration and see sheep dogs at work.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Akaroa Village InnFirst you will be collected at the park at the end of Akaroa Wharf (opposite the Akaroa Village Inn) at 10.30am and driven through the village of Akaroa and the Banks Peninsula with stunning views of rolling hills, lakes and coastlines before arriving in Christchurch.Stop At: Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Christchurch, Canterbury Region, South IslandAfter boarding our coaches from the Akaroa Port, we'll take you through to the Christchurch Botanic Gardens & Christchurch Museum via the scenic Banks Peninsula. Explore on your own for 30 minutes.Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Cathedral Square, Christchurch, Canterbury Region, South IslandDepart the Botanical Gardens for a brief Christchurch City tour highlighting city landmarks and the rebuild of city centre after the 2011 Earthquake.Stop At: Coombe FarmHead back through the rolling hills of the Banks Peninsula to visit a working sheep farm. Enjoy the experience of watching sheep dogs work, rounding up the flock and penning them for you to touch, examine and photograph. A shearing demonstration has been arranged for you and afternoon tea will be provided.Duration: 1 hourPass By: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch, Canterbury Region, South IslandTravel back to Akaroa via the Banks Peninsula to board your cruise ship.