Why go to Akaroa?
Pretty setting, interesting history and excellent nature experiences
The small town takes only an hour to explore and additional tours can be expensive
An atmospheric former French settlement offering dolphin and penguin encounters
Akaroa Cruise Port Facilities?
Akaroa is a tender port and it is a just a couple of minutes' walk to the town centre. The wharf has places to book boat trips, tours and kayaks.
Good to Know?
Akaroa's pesky seagulls can be unrelenting if you are trying to enjoy your fish and chips on the waterfront.
Shuttle buses depart for Christchurch in the mornings, usually at 9.30 am and 10.30 am and return passengers to the wharf in time for their ship's departure.
Akaroa is easily explored on foot. It takes about 20 minutes to walk from one end of town to the other.
Currency & Best Way to Get Money?
The currency is the New Zealand dollar. The Bank of New Zealand has an Akaroa branch and an ATM (73 Rue Lavaud).