Shore Excursions

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and the International Antarctic Centre

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.
6 hours
Shore Excursions

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Jet Boat on Waimak River

See the sights of Christchurch when your ship is docked in Akaroa port, then enjoy one of the adrenaline-charged adventures New Zealand is famous for on a wild jet-boating ride on the Waimak River. Combining the grand urban architecture of Christchurch and the exhilarating experience of jet-boating, you’ll see both sides of New Zealand on this city and river shore excursion.
6 hours
Shore Excursions

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Sheep Farm Tour

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.
6 hours
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Akaroa Day Tour from Christchurch

Enjoy a Sightseeing tour to Akaroa through the spectacular scenery surrounding Banks Peninsula, formed following violent eruptions of two ancient volcanoes.  The Akaroa crater nurses the picturesque harbor and Akaroa village. Experience a Nature Cruise with highlights including the rare, NZ native dolphin - the Hector's Dolphin, as well as penguins and other sea birds. And you'll see giant volcanic sea cliffs and hear about Akaroa's fascinating past. The Tour also includes a delightful lunch at Bully Hayes Restaurant.
9.5 hours
Shore Excursions

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

See the sights of Christchurch when your ship is in Akaroa port, and explore the city on a comprehensive tour. Your Akaroa shore excursion also includes a trip through the beautiful Banks Peninsula and a visit to the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. Meet the elusive kiwi, New Zealand’s national bird, along with exotic visitors including deer, wallabies, otters, gibbons and lemurs.
6 hours
Day Trips & Excursions

Akaroa Harbour and Banks Peninsula Eco Marine Harbour Cruise Small Group Tour

Discover the historic town of Akaroa and the magnificent natural beauty of the Banks Peninsula on this small group tour from Christchurch. Be amazed by the spectacular views of Akaroa Harbour and the Canterbury Plains on the high scenic drive from Christchurch, visit a cheese factory to taste locally made cheese and explore Akoroa's French influenced streets. You'll have the choice to join a nature and harbor cruise to see the rich variety of marine and bird life or to swim with Hector's Dolphins, the world smallest and rarest dolphins only found in New Zealand waters.
9 hours
Transfers & Ground Transport

Akaroa Return Shuttle from Christchurch

Direct shuttle between Christchurch and Akaroa. First shuttle out of Christchurch each day. Coincides with Akaroa activities such as Harbor Cruises and Swimming with the Dolphins.Includes informative commentary and a stop at the Hill Top for scenic photos.
1.5 hours
Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Christchurch and Akaroa Tour

Enjoy this amazing 3 day tour Akaroa tour from Christchurch. Includes a pickup from Christchurch Airport as well as 2-nights’ accommodation in Christchurch to ensure maximum comfort. Enjoy a full-day tour to Akaroa and discover volcanic landscapes and breathtaking scenery, enjoy a Harbour Cruise on Akaroa Harbour and lunch at a local restaurant.
3 days
Shore Excursions

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Christchurch Highlights City Tour

Join this small-group shore excursion city tour of Christchurch, also known as the ‘Garden City’. Departing from Akaroa, arrive in Christchurch and enjoy viewing the sights and experience one of Christchurch's famous activities the City Tram, Punting on the Avon or the Botanic Gardens tour or just a stroll through the Garden City.
6 hours