You will see
- Akaroa Harbour
- Akaroa township
- Banks Peninsula
- Barry's Bay cheese factory
- Comfortable transport
- Duvauchelle Bay
- Hill Top Tavern
- Robinsons Bay
You will be met at the Akaroa wharf by your driver/guide. If you come ashore early, you will have time to explore the fascinating town of Akaroa with an amazing history, linked still to those early French settlers.
Board the luxury coach for this short 2-hour local sights programme, travelling around the panoramic Akaroa Harbour with stunning views down into many of the bays such as Duvauchelle, Barry's Bay, Robinson's Bay and Takamatua.
Stopping at Barry's Bay Cheese Factory we will have chance to sample some of their award-winning cheeses.
Then we make our way up to the Historic Hill Top Tavern with more photo opportunities and some for refreshments if you wish.
During the tour your experienced guide will explain some of Akaroa's local history and how the Akaroa Harbour and surrounding Banks Peninsula were created millions of years ago by two now extinct volcanoes.
Then it's back down to historic Akaroa where you may want to browse the many shops and cafes before boarding the ship's tenders back across the harbour to rejoin your ship.
Includes informative commentary from your driver.
- Cheese tasting
- Experienced guide
- Any meals
- Please get an early tender from the ship, you can then look around Akaroa before the shuttle departs and be sure to be at the meeting point in time.
- Passengers must be able to access a standard tour coach.
Standard Tour Schedule Options
|start time||end time|
| Note: Start and end times may be adjusted |
to suit ships ETA or ETD in port
Standard Tour Charges
|Adult price||NZ $45.00|
|Child price (1 to 12 yrs)||NZ $22.50|
Which is the best departure time to choose
They are both fine, getting you back to the wharf in Akaroa in good time to catch the ships tenders. If you catch an early tender to shore you can look around before the tour, or after lunch if you take the earlier option.