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Akaroa Day Tour with Harbour Cruise from Christchurch

Product ID: 161088
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Visit the beautiful old French whaling depot of Akaroa on a day trip from Christchurch. Enjoy a 2-hour harbor nature cruise and opt to upgrade to include a delicious restaurant lunch.
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Duration: 8.5 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Pickup included

Hotel pick-up and drop off is available from Christchurch accommodation. Provide your hotel name and address when booking and the local operator will advise your pick-up details with confirmation.

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  • Experience the spectacular and picturesque scenery of Banks Peninsula
  • Enjoy an award winning 2-hour nature cruise on Akaroa Harbour
  • Visit the Cheese Factory with delicious tastings included
  • Choose to include a scrumptious lunch at Bully Hayes Restaurant
Full description
Enjoy a day trip to Akaroa, a charming township nestled in an inner harbour bay of Akaroa Harbour on the Banks Peninsula.

The tour begins with pick up from your Christchurch hotel. Head out along the road to Akaroa via Lake Ellesmere, Lake Forsyth, and Little River. Pause at the Hill Top to experience panoramic views of Akaroa Harbour before heading into town.

The township contains a host of historic buildings, craft and gift shops along with a multitude of idyllic photo opportunities. An optional lunch is available at the popular Bully Hayes restaurant nestled in the naturally picturesque setting of Akaroa Village. After lunch, enjoy a nature cruise that will showcase the delights of Akaroa Harbour. Keep a lookout for dolphins, penguins, and seals! 

On your return journey to Christchurch, stop at the Barry’s Bay Cheese Factory to sample some fine New Zealand cheese. Your tour concludes with drop off to your Christchurch accommodation around 5:45 PM. 
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transport in air-conditioned coach
  • Driver/guide
  • 2-hour Akaroa Harbour nature cruise
  • Visit to Cheese Factory with tastings
  • Lunch at Bully Hayes Restaurant (if option selected)

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Important information
Know before you go
• New Zealand weather can be very changeable throughout the year - bring warm clothing that you can leave in the tour vehicle if not required
• Minimum numbers are required for this activity to operate - in the unlikely event that these are not met you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund

From US$ 150.63 per person

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Product ID: 161088