Historic Akaroa, is a French and British settlement nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano just 75 kilometers from the city of Christchurch.
Explore the village with its colonial architecture, beautiful bays and harbour, galleries, craft stores, Akaroa museum and restaurants and cafes. Find quiet spots in Akaroa, surrounding bays or in the garden of Halfmoon Cottage for bird watching. Join one of the nature cruises for dolphin watching in the harbour or book a dolphin swimming tour. Go for a drive and explore the Okains Bay Maori and Colonial Museum. You can always ask us for more tips and ideas.