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The Banks Peninsula is the bulbous thumb of land that juts out into the Pacific Ocean south-east of Christchurch, on New Zealand’s South Island. The town of Akaroa has an interesting French heritage, which is rather unusual in a country colonized by the British, and the rest of the peninsula is a nature-lover’s paradise, offering outdoor and nature-oriented activities.

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Akaroa Dolphins 〜 Harbour Nature Cruise
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Akaroa Dolphins 〜 Harbour Nature Cruise

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Spot Akaroa Harbour’s rare Hector’s dolphins on a catamaran wildlife cruise that includes fresh-baked cookies and a drink. The 2-hull catamaran offers more stability and deck space than a single-hull boat, ensuring a comfortable spot as you scan for fur seals, white-flippered penguins, and other wildlife.Trained, dolphin-spotting dogs are on board for the best possible chance of encountering dolphins.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$65,71
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Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

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This Akaroa shore excursion takes you on a scenic journey into Christchurch via the Banks Peninsula with a visit to the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. Your tour of the ‘Garden City’ includes a stroll through the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and a look at earthquake recovery efforts in the city center. You’ll find exotic critters such as wallabies, gibbons and lemurs at the wildlife reserve, and meet the elusive but iconic kiwi, New Zealand’s national bird.
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  • 6 hours
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US$122,79
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Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and the International Antarctic Centre

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and the International Antarctic Centre

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This Akaroa shore excursion takes you sightseeing in Christchurch via a scenic drive through the Banks Peninsula. See the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and other city highlights before a visit to the International Antarctic Centre, Christchurch's top attraction. Feel arctic winds at the Snow and Ice Experience and observe New Zealand wildlife at the Penguin Encounter. Finish with an all-terrain adventure on a thrilling ride by amphibious Hagglund vehicle.
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  • 6 hours
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US$132,08
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Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Jet Boat on Waimak River

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Jet Boat on Waimak River

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When your cruise ship docks in Akaroa, take a shore excursion to Christchurch for a sightseeing tour, followed by an adrenaline-charged jet-boat ride on the Waimak River. Escorted by a knowledgeable guide, you’ll combine a drive through the Banks Peninsula with the city landmarks of Christchurch and an exhilarating jet-boat ride. Round-trip port transport is included.
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  • 6 hours
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US$155,98
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Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Sheep Farm Tour

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Sheep Farm Tour

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While your cruise ship is docked in Akaroa port, take a guided shore excursion to Christchurch and nearby Canterbury via the scenic bays and coves of the Banks Peninsula. Explore the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and other highlights during a city sightseeing tour, then see sheep dogs and a sheep-shearing demonstration as you get a feel for rural life on an authentic New Zealand sheep farm. Afternoon tea and round-trip port transport are included.
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  • 6 hours
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US$119,47
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Full-day Akaroa Tour with Penguins Safari and Wine Tasting

Full-day Akaroa Tour with Penguins Safari and Wine Tasting

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Take time out to connect with nature and delight in a nature safari encompassing the wild penguins at Flea Bay. How peaceful is that! To complete your day, enjoy an end-of-day wine tasting (or non-alcoholic beverage) and afternoon platter at the very special French Peak vineyard.. Your journey to Akaroa takes in the stunning scenery of the rugged Banks Peninsula coastline and farmlands. Stopovers include the award winning Barrys Bay Cheese factory at Duvauchelle, and the quaint Little River Café & Gallery. You can also enjoy wandering around the French-inspired township of Akaroa (during the day, you will have a little over 3 hours spare time to wander in and around at your own pace).
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$144,43
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Akaroa & Banks Peninsula Scenic

Akaroa & Banks Peninsula Scenic

Take in amazing views from a unique vantage point with this scenic helicopter flight around the Christchurch area, lasting approximately one hour. See the beautiful Banks Peninsula, the charming French harbor town of Akaroa, and marvel at the city of Christchurch as it rebuilds from the 2011 earthquake. Your pilot will offer personal commentary on what you see, pointing out special landmarks.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$763,28
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Akaroa Eco-Safari with Alpaca Farm Tour and Wine Tasting

Akaroa Eco-Safari with Alpaca Farm Tour and Wine Tasting

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This full-day tour to Akaroa on the Banks Peninsula is ideal for travelers with a range of interests, as you’ll visit animal, food, and nature-related attractions. Visit an alpaca farm, where you can feed the furry animals and enjoy an interactive tour. Stop at a cheese factory and a winery to sample some of the peninsula’s finest produce and to learn more about its French connections.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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5-Day Christchurch & Canterbury Explorer Tour For Locals

5-Day Christchurch & Canterbury Explorer Tour For Locals

Discover Christchurch, the Banks Peninsula, and more on this 5 day city explorer tour designed specifically with local travellers in mind. Make the most of your stay with airport transfers and four star accommodation with complimentary breakfast and an evening drink all included. You will also be provided with Tram & Gondola tickets for your leisure along with some of our best Christchurch tours including a comprehensive sightseeing tour, a Waipara Wine Tour with tastings and lunch, and an Akaroa Day Tour with Nature Cruise.
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  • 5 days
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CHRISTCHURCH or LYTTELTON to AKAROA - full day, private tour - LOCAL GUIDE
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CHRISTCHURCH or LYTTELTON to AKAROA - full day, private tour - LOCAL GUIDE

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You're not going to believe the beauty and 'interesting' you'll see on this tour. It's the people, the lakes, the bays, sheep, cows and deer, that makes this tour so special. This is a bespoke tour. Bespoke means the itinerary is flexible. Your local guide has lived in the area for 45 years. 25 years as a driver / guide. Reviews are 5/5 because of the flexibility this tour offers and the experience of your local guide. Yes, we have a plan so you get back to your ship on time but everything else is decided by you and your expert guide on the day. There's no rush like many other tours. We say this is a 7.5 hour tour but if time allows it might just as easily be 8 hours, just so you experience all you want. This private tour has a number of recommended easily added 'options'. We'll have time for just ONE of these options on this fabulous day away. Book now! * Guides are licensed and have passed all Police checks.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$295,36
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Private Full Day Christchurch, Lyttelton, Akaroa and Alpaca Farm Tour

Private Full Day Christchurch, Lyttelton, Akaroa and Alpaca Farm Tour

You're not going to believe the beauty and variety you'll see on this tour. It's the people, the lakes, the bays, sheep, cows and deer, that makes this tour so special. We feature the award winning 1 hour Shamarra Working Alpaca Farm Tour in Wainui on this trip. Sure, seeing a bundle of attitude and adorable energy on a farm is a fun time, but here, you actually get to touch and bond with these storybook creatures. This is a bespoke tour. Your local guide has lived in the area for 45 years. 25 years as a driver/ guide. Reviews are 5/5 because the tour draws on the vast experience of your local guide. Yes, we guarantee to have you back to your ship on time, despite the sights to be seen and experienced on this tour. * Guides are all licensed and have passed all Police checks.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$262,17
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AKAROA - The Bays to CHRISTCHURCH & RETURN Private - Full Day - Local Guide.
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AKAROA - The Bays to CHRISTCHURCH & RETURN Private - Full Day - Local Guide.

Let us show you Christchurch, Lyttelton, the Bays and Akaroa on this full-day private tour, which includes a 2-hour harbor cruise where you are guaranteed to see native Hector Dolphins. Explore Akaroa, a historic French settlement surrounded by wilderness. The rest of the day is up to you. Visit the Giant's House, cuddle an alpaca, taste local cheeses, browse art galleries, ride the Christchurch Gondola and much more.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$295,36
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