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Akaroa Tours from Christchurch

By Viator, August 2018

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With its dramatic volcanic cliffs, dolphin-filled waters, and French colonial heritage, the coastal town of Akaroa has plenty to entice day-trippers from nearby Christchurch. Here are your options for Akaroa tours. 

Highlights
Explore the natural wonders of the Banks Peninsula and enjoy views of Governors Bay, Gebbies Pass, and Lake Ellesmere.
Set sail on a cruise around Akaroa Harbor and look out for Hector's Dolphins, the world's smallest oceanic dolphin.
Enjoy spectacular aerial views of Christchurch, Akaroa, and the Banks Peninsula on a thrilling helicopter tour.
Visit regional attractions such as the Giant’s House, Barrys Bay Cheese Factory, or the Llama Farm.
Learn more about the history of Akaroa at the Okains Bay Maori and Colonial Museum.

Things to Know 
Akaroa is about 50 miles (80 kilometers) southeast of Christchurch, a journey of about 1.5 hours by road.
Day tours from Christchurch typically last between six and nine hours.
Direct shuttle buses between Christchurch and Akaroa run from October to April and include hotel pickup and drop-off.
Wear comfortable walking shoes if you plan on exploring and bring your swimsuit—many boat cruises offer the chance to swim along the coast.
For a more personalized experience, opt for a private tour and choose the activities that interest you most.

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Akaroa Day Tour from Christchurch, Christchurch, null
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Akaroa Day Tour from Christchurch

4.5 star rating: Recommended 29 Reviews

Enjoy a Sightseeing tour to Akaroa through the spectacular scenery surrounding Banks Peninsula, formed following violent eruptions of two ancient volcanoes.  ...  Read more

Location: Akaroa, New Zealand
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $147.05
Akaroa Swim with Dolphins Tour from Christchurch, Christchurch, Full-day Tours
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Akaroa Swim with Dolphins Tour from Christchurch

4.5 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

Explore the coastal town of Akaroa and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime chance to swim with dolphins on this full day tour from Christchurch. Travel through the ...  Read more

Location: Akaroa, New Zealand
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $194.93
Private Akaroa Day Tour including Harbour Cruise and Alpaca Farm Tour, Christchurch, Swim with ... 
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Private Akaroa Day Tour including Harbour Cruise and Alpaca Farm Tour

Discover the coastal town of Akaroa on a private day tour from Christchurch. Enjoy a 2-hour cruise and swim with Hector's Dolphins. Encounter panoramic ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 8 to 9 hrs

From USD $156.62
Akaroa Harbour and Banks Peninsula Eco Marine Harbour Cruise Small Group Tour, Christchurch, Day ... 
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Akaroa Harbour and Banks Peninsula Eco Marine Harbour Cruise Small Group Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Discover the historic town of Akaroa and the magnificent natural beauty of the Banks Peninsula on this small group tour from Christchurch. Be amazed by the ...  Read more

Location: Akaroa, New Zealand
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $263.32
Akaroa Helicopter Tour from Christchurch, Christchurch, Day Trips
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Akaroa Helicopter Tour from Christchurch

Akaroa is the jewel in Canterbury's crown, a gorgeous little French inspired sea-side village full of wonderful shops, restaurants and cafe's to explore and ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $389.17
Akaroa and Banks Peninsula Private Day Tour from Christchurch, Christchurch, Helicopter Tours
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Akaroa and Banks Peninsula Private Day Tour from Christchurch

A must see, Akaroa is situated 83 km from Christchurch. The French tried to claim it but the British beat them to it. There are many a story to be told about ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 6 to 8 hrs

From USD $270.16
Akaroa Private Day Tour from Christchurch, Christchurch, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Akaroa Private Day Tour from Christchurch

Priced for 1-3 people. Duration of this day tour will depend on whether you have activities booked or not. Approximate time  due back in Christchurch is ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 6 to 7 hrs

From USD $307.78
4-Day Akaroa and Kaikoura Tour from Christchurch, Christchurch, Day Trips
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4-Day Akaroa and Kaikoura Tour from Christchurch

Enjoy an exciting 4 day tour from Christchurch. With an arrival airport transfer and 3-nights accommodation in Christchurch included, you are sure to have a ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $817.32
Akaroa Return Shuttle from Christchurch, Christchurch, Multi-day Tours
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Akaroa Return Shuttle from Christchurch

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Direct shuttle between Christchurch and Akaroa. First shuttle out of Christchurch each day. Coincides with Akaroa activities such as Harbor Cruises and ...  Read more

Location: Akaroa, New Zealand
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $37.62

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