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Editor's note: After a devastating earthquake rocked New Zealand in 2011, ships stopped calling on Christchurch. Four years later, many of its attractions remain closed for repairs. It is possible to ...
HalifaxC
03/14
To see Christchurch now is a must! How sad to see the damage from the earthquake :( But how fantastic is the ... Read more
LovemyTV
12/13
Akaora was our Tender port. We chose to just spend a few hours exploring this little french heritage village. ... Read more
Gnomey
04/13
We anchored at Akaroa and tendered ashore. No problem with the 'chair, hobbled on with crutches and support ... Read more
Foxtrot Whiskey
03/13
You dock in Akaroa. I think a lot of people go to Christchurch, but we like the outdoors and wanted to hike ... Read more
cam1958
03/13
I wish ships would start going back to the main port closer to Christchurch. Read more
Valley Girl of VA
02/13
The port isn't Christchurch but rather Akaroa. A quaint little hospitable town on the coast. We had made ... Read more
prperry
02/13
The ship had to dock at Akaroa, due to the earthquake that had damaged the harbour. It was 1 1/2 hours from ... Read more
sioneve
02/13
The ship actually stopped in Akaroa - and then passengers could take an excursion to Christchurch. We ... Read more
Jaynic
02/13
We used a tender to go across to Akaroa. The town has French history and is stunning. We explored the ... Read more
ACA Jester
01/13
Docked in Akaroa- This is a Tender port. There were plenty of local vendors dockside as we arrived who were ... Read more
rlb1950
01/13
We spent a lot of time in Christchurch pre-earthquake. It is now rather sad to visit. Much of the central ... Read more
MichelleGS
01/13
Not really Christchurch as it is still closed following the earthquake but nearby Akora Read more
tmbhl_on_the_go
01/13
Monday 24 December - We anchored at 7am and then caught tenders into the port of Akaroa, which was then a ... Read more
Bella Lee
11/12
Went for the "On your own" tour. Adequate. Startling at how city still affected by earthquake. Makes you ... Read more
Jill Cartwright
04/12
By tender to Akaroa, a lovely little seaside town. We were lucky here to be meeting relations who whisked us ... Read more
cassamanda
04/12
Tender port at Akaroa, 90 minutes from Christchurch. Akaroa should remain as a permanent port. Lovely ... Read more
johndon
04/12
Because of earthquake damage to the port for Christchurch we tendered ashore at Akaroa. We had a walk around ... Read more
Jennifer gilby
03/12
Akaroa for Christchurch, trips to Christchurch from dockside, we just got free shuttle run by volunteers, ... Read more
BuzzBuzzen
03/12
Akaroa was tender port the weather was awful so we stayed on board. Other people said the bus trip to ... Read more
GF4909
03/12
This Port was in fact Akoroa due to the Christchurch Earthquake. Tenders are used to transport to this ... Read more
runningbarb
02/12
The actual port is now Akaroa due to the earthquakes that occurred in Christchurch. Glad we went to ... Read more
youshi22
02/12
Now that the ship cannot visit Christchurch directly it stops at Akaroa some 80 kms away from Christchurch. ... Read more
macntosh
02/12
Due to the 2011 earthquake in Christchurch, the port of Lyttleton (Christchurch) was substituted with the ... Read more
Fab 50
01/12
We actually stopped at Akaroa which is about 80 klms from Christchurch but the pier was still damaged from ... Read more
marchamona
01/12
Not Christchurch due to problems. Docked in AKAROA 80 miles away. Delightful little place. Spent the day ... Read more

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