Category Archives: Akaroa New Zealand

ShareHector’s Dolphins are an endangered species, and they need all the help they can get. Scientists estimate that there were between 21,000 and 29,000 Hector’s Dolphins in the 1970s. But due to the detrimental effects of trawling, net fishing and … Continue reading

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ShareHector’s Dolphins, (or Cephalorhynchus Hectori , for those of you with an affinity for Latin) are the friendly creatures that grace the waters near New Zealand shores. Native to Aotearoa, and commonly found along the coast of Banks Peninsula, these … Continue reading


ShareBanks Peninsula offers a huge variety of options to cruise on the bike, both for road and mountain biking. The area starting life as a volcanic island and the Peninsula’s two major volcanos’ have now sunk 2500 meters over a … Continue reading

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ShareCruise ships in Akaroa Just a few years ago it would be hard to imagine a summer where 86 cruise ships would visit Akaroa Harbour. Akaroa always had a handful of small ships anchor in the bay and shuttle customers … Continue reading

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ShareThe Cruise Ship Season in Akaroa begins again in October 2012. For more information click on the link below. Akaroa Cruise Ship Schedule 2012-2013

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ShareDolphi Chat BCC2 April 12 Amazing technology previously only available in the scientific community that allows humans to talk to dolphins is being launched by leading New Zealand tourism operator Black Cat Cruises. New analysis of results from a 1970s … Continue reading

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ShareAkaroa Christmas Day Open: The Akaroa Visitor Centre wharf cabin will be open from 8am until 3pm. Retail: New Zealand Inspired (10.00am-5.00pm) Fire & Ice Pot Pourri (10.00am-5.00pm) Mr Whippy Truck Ma Cherie (9.00am-5.30pm) Studio 67(9.00am-5.30pm) Faultline Gallery (9.30am – … Continue reading

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ShareIf you’re looking for somewhere to holiday in the South Island, Akaroa is a great place to spend a few days. In a post-earthquake Canterbury, Akaroa is unharmed and is a great place to go to get away from it … Continue reading

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SharePlanning a romantic weekend in Akaroa? Akaroa is the perfect place to go to for a romantic escape from the stresses of city life. The town has retained its ‘French Village’ character with many colonial-style buildings and French street names … Continue reading

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ShareI grew up in Akaroa so I’m really surprised when I hear people say there is not much for children to do in the town, and that the hot pools of Hamner are a better bet. Sure the pools are … Continue reading

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ShareDespite Akaroa’s close proximity to Christchurch, and our location on the other side of Banks Peninsula from Lyttelton, the resort township is unaffected by the Christchurch earthquake. All the cafes, restaurants, shops and accommodation businesses are operating as usual, with … Continue reading

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ShareBy Deneice Athurston I admit it – I’m a dolphin swim junkie and probably nowhere on the planet can I indulge this passion as much as in New Zealand. What makes New Zealand so special with regards to swimming with … Continue reading

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ShareWe’ve been debating this question internally for a while now and we are interested in your thoughts. There is no doubt Akaroa has a French flavour and it is a unique part of New Zealand for that reason. But should … Continue reading

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ShareFor the second year running, Akaroa had success at the Ellerslie International Flower show with an exhibit featuring the Akaroa lighthouse. It won the Gold Award for National Flower bed plants. There were thousands on hand to admire the display … Continue reading

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ShareThe BBC produced reality show ‘Wanted Down Under’ was filming in Akaroa recently. With a massive audience of over 2 million viewers per episode the show is sure to raise the profile of New Zealand. This is the second time … Continue reading

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ShareThis place really has to be seen to be believed. It’s one of the great attractions in Akaroa. Just a few minutes walk from the centre of Akaroa, The Giant’s House features a number of incredible mosaic sculptures, all around … Continue reading

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