Activities

Day Trips & Excursions

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch Tour

While your ship is in port in Akaroa Harbour, take a shore excursion to tour the scenic Banks Peninsula and visit the city of Christchurch. You’ll see how Christchurch is emerging from the devastation of the 2011 earthquake, take a brief stroll through the city’s beautiful botanic gardens and admire New Zealand’s magnificent scenery.
$60
6.5 hours
Shore Excursions

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Christchurch, Banks Peninsula Sites

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.
$103
6 hours
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise

Experience majestic scenery and stunning wildlife including dolphins, penguins and marine bird life on this Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise.
$56
2 hours
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 enjoying the scenery along the way. Have time to explore the attractions of the central city - and see how the city is rebuilding after the 2011 earthquake.
$82
6 hours
Shore Excursions

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise

After your cruise ship docks in Akaroa, take a nature cruise across the harbor to spot dolphins and admire New Zealand’s stunning scenery. Look out for New Zealand’s friendly Hector’s dolphins, the world’s rarest and smallest dolphins, and bring your camera along on your shore excursion to photograph soaring volcanic cliffs, secluded sea caves and tropical palm trees.
$56
2 hours
Shore Excursions

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Christchurch and Jet Boat River Tour

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.
$117
6 hours
Shore Excursions

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Christchurch 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.
$107
6 hours
Shore Excursions

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Wildlife and Sea Kayaking Safari

While you’re in port in Akaroa, explore the region’s volcanic basin waters on this 3-hour small-group wildlife and sea-kayaking safari. Paddle along the coastline by kayak with a guide, and keep watch over the waves and skies for sightings of native New Zealand animal and bird life. Pause for a snack break on a nearby beach, and enjoy a little free time to explore, swim, or soak up the rays at your leisure. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.
$92
3 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.
$100
6 hours
Shore Excursions

Full-Day Round-Trip Tour from Akaroa Wharf

Board your coach at the Akaroa Wharf and travel non-stop direct to Christchurch City via Little River, Tai Tapu, and Halswell. On arrival at the Canterbury Museum, disembark the shuttle coach to scout out the activities and sights that interest you. Enjoy a comfortable ride back to Akaroa Wharf.
$36
7 hours