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Port of Call - Akaroa

Regarded as a little piece of paradise, Akaroa is a charming, seaside village located just 75km from the New Zealand city of Christchurch.

Nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano, Akaroa is home to beautiful colonial architecture, fantastic art galleries, craft stores and lovely little outdoor cafes.

The landscape of Akaroa is dominated by the sparkling blue waters of the harbour, which is home to a unique array of marine life, including the world´s smallest and rarest dolphin, the Hectors Dolphin.

Simply relaxing by the harbour´s shores is another popular past time, while those who prefer more land-based activities enjoy walks or horse rides throughout the surrounding rolling hills.

What to Explore
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Harbour Swim with the Dolphins

One-of-a-kind experiences don´t come around all too often, but the harbour of Akaroa just happens to offer one of them.

Swim with the incredible Hectors Dolphins; the smallest, rarest and friendliest dolphin in the world.

Snorkel with these clever creatures and discover just how intriguing nature can be

Sea Kayaking

Get up close to New Zealand Fur Seals, penguins and Hectors Dolphins when you hire a kayak to explore the far reaches of the Akaroa Harbour.

Combine fun, exercise and sight-seeing into one as you kayak solo or with a partner over the pristine blue waters. There really is no better way to soak up the incredible natural beauty of this place.

Gardens of Akaroa

Akaroa is home to not one, but two magnificent gardens, open for visitor´s viewing pleasure.

The French Farm garden of Nancy Tichborne features over 100 different native plants, spanning 11 pristinely landscaped gardens. A wealth of wildlife call these gardens home be so sure to keep an eye open for them.

The historic Giant´s House, art gallery and gardens are just as fascinating, boasting mosaic steps, an extraordinary sculpturalwall mosaic, colourful steel creations and gorgeous terraces tumbling with flowers.

Cruisers with a green thumb are sure to fall in love with the beautiful gardens of Akaroa.

Temperatures
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Average Temperatures

  • January: 17°C
  • February: 16°C
  • March: 15°C
  • April: 12°C
  • May: 9°C
  • June: 6°C
  • July: 6°C
  • August: 7°C
  • September: 9°C
  • October: 11°C
  • November: 13°C
  • December: 15°C

Dining
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Dining Suggestions

Experience magnificent views over the harbour when you dine at L´Hotel Le Restaurant Le Bar. An open fire in the winter ensures the romance and an excellent menu will have you leaving with your heart and tummy content.

The Little Bistro is the best place to go to sample some of the finest local produce. Dig your teeth into a hearty meal and wash it down with a delicious local wine or beer.

Bring to Shore
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What to bring to shore?

Comfortable shoes are a must if you plan on doing a lot of walking around.

If you are staying outdoors, a hat and sunscreen are a must!

Bring your swimmers along for your dolphin swim and sun protective clothing for kayaking.

Make sure you don´t forget your camera either!

Docking
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Docking

Your cruise ship will drop anchor near the Main Wharf in Akaroa, where there are limited taxis available.

Shore tours depart from specific locations indicated.

Information
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General Information

Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZ$)

Language: English

Population: 570

Time Zone: NZST (UTC+12)

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