Enjoy a local 3 hour guided sightseeing shore excursion of Akaroa exploring the beautiful township, harbour, and this portion of the Banks Peninsula. After being picked up from the Akaroa Wharf, your coach will travel through township and the inner bays of the Akaroa before arriving at a local cheese factory, for tastings, and travelling along the old volcanic crater rim for some magnificent views of the harbour and peninsula. Afterwards, head back into Akaroa for a guided tour of the famous Giants House, with its beautiful gardens and mosaic sculptures. This tour is perfect for those looking for a short tour of the local sights and attractions!
What You'll Get
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Stop At: Barrys Bay Cheese, 5807 Christchurch Akaroa Road Barrys Bay, Akaroa 7582 New Zealand
On departing wharf, the tour will initially take you through Akaroa Township before travelling by road through the inner bays of the harbour. A short stop will then be made at the Cheese Factory in Barry’ Bay where local cheese can be sampled.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch-Akaroa Road, Christchurch 75810 New Zealand
Following your stop at Barry's Bay, you'll then head up the hill to the Hilltop Tavern where a stop will be made, followed by a drive through Summit Road. At both locations, you will have some truly magnificent views of the entire Akaroa Harbour and the Banks Peninsula
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: The Giants House, 70 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa 7520 New Zealand
On returning into Akaroa, a stop will be made at the Giant’s House, with its beautiful gardens and mosaic sculptures, where a guided tour has been arranged for your enjoyment. Finally, your coach can take you back to the wharf or alternatively you can continue exploring on foot.
Duration: 1 hour
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Infants must sit on laps
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
- Please note that activity times and schedules can be slightly amended depending on your cruise ships timetable.
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Port pickup and drop-off
- Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
- Entry/Admission - The Giants House
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
Akaroa Dolphins | Harbour Nature Cruises, Main Wharf (Entrance, Canterbury 7520, New Zealand
Returns to original departure point
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