Experience the grand architecture and beautiful gardens of Christchurch when your ship is in port in Akaroa. Your shore excursion from Akaroa port also includes a scenic trip through the Banks Peninsula and entry to the most popular attraction in Christchurch, the International Antarctic Centre. Enjoy the center’s Snow and Ice Experience, Blue Penguin Encounter and take an exhilarating ride in an all-terrain Hagglund vehicle.
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: International Antarctic Centre, Christchurch, Canterbury Region, South IslandFollowing a brief sightseeing tour showing city landmarks of the earthquake-damaged city centre, arrive at the International Antarctic Centre. Enjoy a snow and ice experience with Antarctic Storm, blue penguin encounter, 4D movie and an exhilarating Hagglund ride.Duration: 2 hoursPass By: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch, Canterbury Region, South IslandTravel back to Akaroa via the Banks Peninsula to board your cruise ship.