Tag Archives: Akaroa

ShareFour simple words that could change some-ones day, week or even life…. We at Black Cat HQ wanted to share a blog post covering this topic, as unbeknown to us, a member of our staff in Akaroa had quietly bestowed … Continue reading

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ShareAkaroa has had a number of great features on TV this summer. From Campbell Live covering the cruise ships to 60 minutes covering the Maui and Hector’s dolphins, it’s been all go! The recent 60 minute feature on Maui’s and … Continue reading

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ShareOur work and efforts to sustain and preserve New Zealand’s delicate marine wildlife extends beyond both Akaroa and the Banks Peninsula. As one of New Zealand’s leading eco-tourism operators we are extremely proud to sponsor the 20th International Biennial Marine … Continue reading

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ShareGetting up close and personal with the Hector’s dolphins of Banks Peninsula has been an unforgettable experience for hundreds of people every year. For many, having the chance to swim with these endangered creatures is simply an amazing opportunity in … Continue reading

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ShareWith a decline of the Hector’s Dolphins by 75% in the last 40 years, there’s no time like the present to get involved with trying to save our native species. Here are five people who have done great things to … Continue reading

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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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ShareWhy have pods of Orca been seen more often in Akaroa and Lyttelton Harbours lately? Black Cat have been cruising around Akaroa Harbour since 1985 and the original skipper, Ron Bingham, recalls seeing Orca only 5 times from 1985 to … 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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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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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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ShareThere are two things that struck me most when the devasting earthquake in Christchurch struck on the 22nd of February.  The first was how powerful it is and how powerless you feel.  There is nothing to do but sit (or … 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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