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clock-o2 hours (Approx.)
ticket-oMobile ticket
commentOffered in: English


This two-hour tour is ideal for cruise passengers wanting to make the most of limited time in Akaroa. Your air-conditioned coach will pick you up from the Akaroa Wharf and take you to some of the town’s highlights. Travel through Takamatua, Robinson’s Bay, Davauchelles, and Barry’s Bay, and up to the Hill Top Tavern, for panoramic views. Enjoy cheese tasting and the chance to shop for wine and food.
  • Convenient short trip for travelers with limited time in Akaroa
  • Relax during the fully commentated bus tour, focusing on local history
  • Photo stops to snap views of the beautiful town, sea, and Banks Peninsula
  • Free time for eating and shopping included


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Dec 2018

The 2 hour bus tour gave us amazing views of Akaroa town, the harbour and surrounding district. Our driver was a local who provided us with an excellent commentary throughout giving us a good understanding of the history of the area and what's happening there today. I would recommend this tour to all who visit Akaroa by ship.

, Mar 2018

This tour started with a little hiccup as were originally early for our tour we were advised to take a look at the shops and to not hurry back to our tour starting time of 11.30am as the tour was waiting on a number of people to still arrive from the tenders from our cruise. So on the advise of the tour operator we arrived at 11.31 and found our bus leaving without us. We then had to wait for another 45 minutes for the tour to begin. The bus driver we did have was very knowledgeable and a safe especially on the hilly windy roads. The Hilltop Tavern whilst very picturesque was in state of transition and a state of disrepair. Not to cleanest of cafes with only 1 toilet for another of busloads to use at the sametime. Otherwise an enjoyable tour.

, Mar 2018

Boat could not get straight into harbour so had to get a tender from boat to shore, that was something different but no problems at all. Akaroa is a stunning little fishing village, best fish and chips there. You have to try the Blue Cod which you can only get in the south island. YUM. So many shops to wander in and out of, markets. The bus driver was waiting for us when we got there, he was very knowledgeable, very friendly and very funny. Plenty of time to wander around and have a feed and a drink. Excellent.

, Mar 2018

The young lady certainly knew all about Akaroa and the trip was excellent, could not wish for better.

, Feb 2018

The tour was good, the scenery beautiful but the lunch break was to short and no time to order food.

, Feb 2018

It Started well nice bus ride but when we got to the pub for lunch we were told not to order anything that needs to be cooked as they take to long, it was billed as a pub lunch then we went to the cheese factory to see how the cheese was made but staff where busy with tourist buses which all turned up at the same time causing mayhem for staff and customers.

, Jan 2018

Bad day, all we saw was the inside of a cloud. But hey this sometimes happens, would do it again only on a fine day.

, Jan 2018

Easy pick up at end of wharf. The day was overcast and drizzly but gnat didn't stop us going off to the tours of cheese factory and local pub. On return we had options of where to leave the tour. All local information was interesting and well presented. Easy villages to walk around.

, Jan 2018

A bit boring. Just really a drive into the nearby hills for good views of the area.

, Jan 2018

Loved the bus tour hour and half of beautiful countryside. Needed more time to explore afterwards though, next time.

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