Run away to historic Akaroa for a 1 or 2 day Scenic trip. Just 75 kilometres from the city, Akaroa aka “Little France” is a historic French and British settlement nestled in the scenic heart of an ancient volcano. Journey from Christchurch city travelling around and over the picturesque foothills of Banks Peninsula to Akaroa town. Stop at the hilltop for views and photo opportunity.
Things to do in Akaroa - Meander along the sunny seaside promenade, wander around this small French inspired village with wonderful speciality shops and galleries, visit the Giant's House, enjoy a meal overlooking the water or in a garden setting. Activities include - watching penguins and other wildlife, swim with dolphins, cycle around Akaroa, hike in the surrounding hills or enjoy the view from the ocean by kayaking, sailing or cruising on the harbour.
Departs Christchurch 8.30am, Returns from Akaroa 3.45pm. Travel time - 2 hours