Very basic Port out of Town a little so buses were available to take us into town at about $10 return. The bus takes you to the Octagon, a lovely place with many cafes & touristy shops, along with some small markets. On the corner there are a couple of very good New Zealand Souvenir shops with very reasonable prices. A visit to the Cadbury Factory is a must, even lovely just to have a walk around admiring all the lovely old buildings.
This Port was in fact Akoroa due to the Christchurch Earthquake. Tenders are used to transport to this beautiful small French settled New Zealand town.. A pretty little place with inflated prices geared for the tourists.
It is pleasant to walk up the street along the waterfront, especially on a nice day. Day trips are available to Christchurch from this port but there is still a few touristy things available at Akoroa with Jetboat rides, motorcycle rides etc.
Quite a nice setting opposite the Wespac Stadium. A very walk to town, especially having eaten too much for the first week of the cruise. A very clean orderly city due to being the Capital of New Zealand. Everything is easily accessible by foot, including Parliament House, museums, etc & the tram up to the Botanic Gardens is a good time fill-in. Lovely views from up the top. Maybe a double decker Bus ride before heading back to the ship.
A beautiful Port right in the heart of the city. It is easy to just walk off the ship & get a circle bus to take you around the city. A visit to the Tower or other places of interest. Westfield shopping centre is opposite so very easy to shop for a few hours without going too far away. Lots of bars, cafes & restaurants all along the pier makes this a beautiful port stop. Sail-away is lovely from this Port & plenty of locals & tourists to see you off.