Category Archives: Tourist Information

ShareHere is a list of interesting things to do in Christchurch if you are planning and organising a staff or office Christmas Party this year.  If you think you have an idea to add to this list please add them … Continue reading

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ShareWhile many visitors to Akaroa are aware that things are still operational over the hills in Christchurch, it seems that some have interpreted the redirection of tours around the outskirts of the city to mean that the entire city has … Continue reading

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ShareDiamond Harbour is one of the sunniest and unspoilt destinations on Banks Peninsula and is great for a day trip. Getting there is easy, the best option is to take the Diamond Harbour Ferry from Lyttelton harbour (departs from B … 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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ShareHere’s an updated list of what’s open in Christchurch after the earthquake – and also in the surrounding area. If you know other things please add them into the comments below so everyone knows! Pop Up Mall A revamped version … Continue reading

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ShareOne of the biggest and most annoying irritations when going on a cruise or swimming with dolphins is seasickness.  Fortunately Black Cat Cruises operate in the sheltered waters of Akaroa Harbour, but sometimes when the swell is particularly large, or … Continue reading

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ShareThe East Coast of New Zealand’s South Island is a place of contrast, beauty and history. Sightseeing options during your holidays here range from colonial towns and sleepy Maori fishing villages, to vibrant cities such as Dunedin and Christchurch. Things … 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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ShareNew Zealand is home to 11 types of dolphins, and there are a handful of places in the country where you can swim with the playful creatures.  Have you ever wondered where else in the world you can swim with … Continue reading

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Share Check out our most recent blog post about what is open in Christchurch since the earthquakes. New Zealand is known for its outdoor adventures: for glaciers and fjords, volcanoes and pristine beaches. And while New Zealanders do love to … Continue reading

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ShareWelcome to Christchurch!  We live in a diverse and scenic city, and while many visitors are attracted to the South Island for Alps and fjords, don’t discount the city of Christchurch for some excellent sightseeing options.  New Zealand’s second largest … Continue reading

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ShareA great blog post about Akaroa: “Two extinct volcanoes. Two harbours. One drop dead gorgeous peninsula just over the hill from Christchurch. When I finally score the real ‘Bank Error in Your Favour’ card instead of Monopoly’s version, I’m going … Continue reading

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ShareCD based in the UK has also named swimming with dolphins in Akaroa as one of their top 10 things to do in New Zealand. Swimming with dolphins in Akaroa Whale watch tours in Kaikoura Tucking into a Maori … Continue reading

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ShareYou may also be interested to know the travel site “Travel Associates” based in Australia has just named Akaroa as one of the top 5 places in the world to swim with dolphins. The top 5 spots were: Akaroa, New … Continue reading

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