1 Day Akaroa Day Tour
1 Day Akaroa Day Tour
Relaxing Journeys Privately Chartered Tour starting in Christchurch and finishing in Christchurch
Please Note: This is a privately chartered escorted tour, so the final itinerary is entirely up to you. We have put together this package based on our local knowledge but we can vary it to your tastes and requirements. Please let us know at the time of booking.
|Tour Type:||Private Tours|
|From:||Christchurch to Christchurch|
|Departures:||May 2018 to March 2019|
From (NZD) $563 per person
|Tour Operator:||Relaxing Journeys|
|Pick up and drop off at your hotel|
|Vehicle and driver guide for the tour|
|Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise|
|Delicious picnic morning/afternoon tea|
|Cafe lunch in Akaroa|
|Depart Christchurch at 8.30am and return approximately 5.45pm|
|Crater rim scenic drive with spectacular views|
|Cheese factory visit|
|Nature cruise on Akaroa harbour|
|Fully escorted with informative commentary|
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This is an privately chartered tour and operates on demand.
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In 1840 French settlers arrived at Akaroa, which had just been claimed under the Treaty of Waitangi by the English. To this day Akaroa remains unique, the site of the only attempted settlement by the French in New Zealand. Many streets have French names and there are descendants of the original French families still living in Akaroa. The charm of this old French town with the incredible scenery encountered on the way have assured Akaroa’s popularity as a unique destination.
Travel to Akaroa over the beautiful Banks Peninsula, the high summit route giving you glorious views of Akaroa Harbour, the Canterbury Plains and the distant Southern Alps and the remote bays and farmlands. Visit the Barry’s Bay Cheese Factory for a cheese tasting of locally made cheeses, the only remaining cheese factory on the peninsula from a bygone era.
Enjoy the quaint colonial style architecture and wander around the charming 150 year old French harbourside village of Akaroa with its museum of settlers’ history, art and craft shops and studios, cafes and wine bars.
After lunch you join the Eco-marine Nature & Harbour Cruise on the Akaroa Harbour
Your cruise is packed with highlights including the rare, NZ native dolphin – the Hector’s Dolphin, as well as penguins and other sea birds. And you’ll see giant volcanic sea cliffs and hear about Akaroa’s fascinating past. Each cruise is fully narrated by your skipper who has extensive knowledge of the nature, wildlife and history of the harbour. Return to Christchurch stopping at the Little River Art Gallery and Vince’s Gemstone Museum if time permits.
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