Akaroa Day Tour
Owner operated and based in Christchurch, Canterbury Trails specialises in small group guided tours around Canterbury region.
Heading north on SH1, explore the scenic coastal route, stopping at view points, with your experienced guide. ? Take in either a Whale Watch Cruise or fly with Wings over Whales.
To the south, Akaroa is a French settlement with a distinctive charm. this is where you can cruise with the option of swimming with the small hectors dolphin.
To the west, Arthur's Pass is dramatic alpine landscape. A stunning scenic drive and option of taking the Tranz Alpine train in one direction. with a short walk or longer guided hike,
Morning and afternoon tea and a caf? lunch are all part of the experience.
Christchurch City and Garden Tours are also available.
Akaroa Guided Day Tour
You will travel to Akaroa NZ over the beautiful Banks Peninsula on a high summit route which gives glorious views of farmlands, Akaroa Harbour, the Canterbury Plains and the distant Southern Alps as well as remote bays indenting the coastline.
You have an opportunity to wander around the charming 150 year old French harbour side village of Akaroa with it's museum of settlers' history, art and craft shops and studios before enjoying lunch at an award winning cafe.
After lunch there are three options (see below) before you return to Christchurch. On the journey back we visit the Cheese Factory at Barry's Bay, the only one remaining on the peninsula from a bygone era.
- Harbour cruise or swim with dolphins tour with Black Cat Cruises or farm tour
- Travel by minicoach
- Crater rim scenic drive with spectacular views
- Cheese factory visit
- Delicious picnic morning and afternoon teas
- Cafe lunch in Akaroa
- Fully escorted with informative commentary
Depart 8:30am | Duration 9.5 hours
Please advise dietary requirements when booking.
Price: $430 to $485
includes Dolphin Swim or Cruise
Private tour option
We pick up from your accommodation, ferry, railway or airport location.
CHILD POLICY Family friendly
CANCELLATION 30 days?100% | 60?days 50% |?cancellation due to weather or mechanical reasons, full refund
SEASON Open year round