An arduous postquake revamp has rewarded Akaroa with one of the smartest regional museums in the land. Learn about the various phases of the peninsula's settlement and its fascinating natural and industrial history,…
An ongoing labour of love by local artist Josie Martin, this playful and whimsical combination of sculpture and mosaics cascades down a hillside garden above Akaroa. Echoes of Gaudí and Miró can be found in the intr…
Akaroa's Catholic church (1863) is a cute, frilly-edged old dear, featuring richly coloured stained glass imported from Stuttgart.
Unveiled in 1923 with an elaborate free-standing cupola, spire and flying buttresses, the Akaroa War Memorial is a grand tribute to locals who gave their lives fighting in conflicts around the globe.
Graciously restored in 2015, this 1864 Anglican gem features extensive exposed timbers, stained glass and an historic organ, and it has a few stories to tell. Well worth a look whether you're godly or not.
Erected in 1858 near Daly's Wharf, this diminutive historic building helped to control the smuggling of alcohol into the town.
The first consecrated burial ground in Canterbury, this hillside cemetery makes for a poignant wander. Follow the trail off Rue Brittan.
Get a glimpse of what the peninsula once looked like in this privately owned 1050-hectare nature reserve which has been replanted with native forest. Pick up a map outlining the walking tracks at the visitor centre.