Shore Excursions from Akaroa


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Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise

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The cruise is around an extinct volcanic crater and you will experience majestic scenery and stunning wildlife on board. Your Akaroa Harbour cruise is packed with highlights including the rare NZ native dolphin - the Hector's Dolphin, as well as penguins and other sea birds. And you'll see giant volcanic sea cliffs and hear about Akaroa's fascinating past.

The Cruises depart every day, weather permitting at either 11.00am or 1.30pm, from the Akaroa Wharf, adjacent to where your cruise ship tender will berth and depart from.  The cruise duration is 2 hours.

11am or 1.30pm
1pm or 3.30pm
NZ$ 75
  


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Swim with Dolphins

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You will enjoy an incredible experience, swimming with some of the world’s smallest, friendliest and rarest dolphins. Hector’s Dolphins are protected in Akaroa Harbour by a marine mammal sanctuary and this cruise gives you the chance to see these beautiful marine mammals close up.

This option operates from the wharf in Akaroa Harbour adjacent to where your cruise ship tender will berth and depart from. The report time is 11.30am and you will return approximately 2.00pm. Wetsuit, mask, snorkel & booties will be provided and are included in the tour price, please bring your own swimming costume and towel.
11.30am
2.00pm
NZ$ 160
  


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Christchurch Sightseeing

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Discover Banks Peninsula and the city of Christchurch, the tour departs Akaroa and travels via the Akaroa Highway with breathtaking scenery of Akaroa Harbour, Little River, Lakes Forsyth and Ellesmere, the Southern Alps and the Canterbury Plains. On arriving in Christchurch and following a stop at the botanical gardens join us on a sightseeing tour showing city landmarks, the badly earthquake damaged city centre, beach suburbs, Port Hills and Lyttelton Harbour. The tour will return you to Akaroa in plenty of time prior to your cruise ships departure.

This is an option from Akaroa to Christchurch specifically designed for cruise ship passengers.

This option departs Akaroa at 10.30am and departs Christchurch at 3.00pm returning to Akaroa by 4.30pm, This will ensure you arrive at the Cruise ship before departure.

10.30am
4.30pm
NZ$ 85
  


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City Sights with Willowbank

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Banks Peninsular Christchurch City Sights with Willowbank Wildlife Tour

This is an option from Akaroa to Christchurch specifically designed for cruise ship passengers.

This option departs Akaroa at 10.30am and departs Christchurch at 3.00pm returning to Akaroa by 4.30pm, This will ensure you arrive at the Cruise ship before departure.

10.30
4.30pm
NZ$ 135
  


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Christchurch Sightseeing with Antarctic Centre

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Discover our city of Christchurch, join us on a sightseeing tour showing city landmarks an then have an Antarctic Adventure.

 

This is an option from Akaroa to Christchurch specifically designed for cruise ship passengers.

This option departs Akaroa at 10.30am and departs Christchurch at 3.00pm returning to Akaroa by 4.30pm, This will ensure you arrive at the Cruise ship before departure.

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10.30am
4.30pm
NZ$ 140
  


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Sheep Farm tour

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Experience rural New Zealand with a sheep farm tour, watch the sheep dogs round up the sheep ready to shear, enjoy Afternoon tea in the woolshed.

 

This is an option from Akaroa to Christchurch specifically designed for cruise ship passengers.

This option departs Akaroa at 10.30am and departs Christchurch at 3.00pm returning  to Akaroa by 4.30pm, This will ensure you arrive at the Cruise ship before departure.

10.30am
4.30pm
NZ$ 150
  


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Jet Boating Lower Waimak

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Enjoy a Jet boat ride "The Braided Blast" on the snowfed Waimakariri River

 

This is an option from Akaroa to Christchurch specifically designed for cruise ship passengers.

This option departs Akaroa at 10.30am and departs Christchurch at 3.00pm returning to Akaroa by 4.30pm, This will ensure you arrive at the Cruise ship before departure.

10.30am
4.30pm
NZ$ 150