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Akaroa Self Guided Audio Tour
"During this interesting 40 minute self-guided audio tour you will learn about Akaroa's rich French history beginning in 1840. See the grisly Whaling try pots where in the early day’s whale blubber was boiled down for the valuable fat. Stroll along the idyllic beachfront and see the war memorial The Gothic Tower recognised as one of the most beautiful and striking monuments in the Country. At the corner of Lavaud and Balguerie various points of Akaroa's history can be viewed including Langlois-Eteveneaux Cottage built between 1840 and 1841 which is one of the oldest houses in Canterbury.  Opposite the cottage is the Bank of New Zealand building
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Akaroa Self Guided Audio Tour
"During this interesting 40 minute self-guided audio tour you will learn about Akaroa's rich French history beginning in 1840. See the grisly Whaling try pots where in the early day’s whale blubber was boiled down for the valuable fat. Stroll along the idyllic beachfront and see the war memorial The Gothic Tower recognised as one of the most beautiful and striking monuments in the Country. At the corner of Lavaud and Balguerie various points of Akaroa's history can be viewed including Langlois-Eteveneaux Cottage built between 1840 and 1841 which is one of the oldest houses in Canterbury.  Opposite the cottage is the Bank of New Zealand building
From $20.00
 
Shore Excursion: Scenic Cruiser Sea Kayaking Safaris in Akaroa
"The Sunrise Safari is a great option as the ocean is always a lot calmer in the early morning and the wildlife is a lot more active! Your tour begins with a relaxed and informative introduction briefing preparing you for your safe and fun adventure on Akaroa’s stunning extinct volcanic basin waters. After your briefing your experienced local guide will prepare your kayak for launch onto the water. Comfort and safety is always a priority. Under the watchful eye of your guide you will paddle out and have chance to try out your new skills before heading off on your advent noise of other boats and hustle and bustle of normal life.You will gently paddle along the coastline while your guide points out places of interest and any wildlife activity that they discover.Exploring remote bays and inlets for around 60 minutes you will engage with nature and beautiful serenity of sea kayaking during the most peaceful time of the day. Taking a comfort break on a remote beach for around 20 minutes you can explore swim or simply soak up our pure New Zealand environment. Your guide will serve snacks while sharing stories about the area
From NZD130.00

More Shopping in Akaroa

Woolshed Gallery

Woolshed Gallery is another shop which has been around for at least the past 10 years I've been visiting Akaroa. What makes it unique, is that the woollen products are NZ made, and very little (if...
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Kate-Me
Apr 26, 2015

Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice is special because it's the main shop I remember from my first visit to Akaroa in 2004 which, now in 2015, is still there! It still looks the same as it always has, a beautiful shop,...
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Kate-Me
Apr 26, 2015

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There are quite a few gift/souvenir shops in Akaroa now, as it grows in popularity, especially with cruise ships coming.The largest group of souvenir type shops are found in Beach Rd (some in Rue...
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Kate-Me
Apr 26, 2015

Blue Pearl Gallery

This bright blue shop on the wharf is eye catching both outside and inside. You can see so many of the rare Paua Pearls and watch videos which explain how they are farmed in NZ waters including...
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Kate-Me
Apr 26, 2015

Pot Pourri

In 2015, this shop is still here! To me, what made this shop special, was the sign outside advertising free fudge tastings....so of course I went in. They made about 15 different types of fudge, some...
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Kate-Me
Apr 26, 2015

Blue Pearl Gallery

The shop is in a unigue spot - along the wharf in Akaroa. It is painted a bright blue.Blue pearls are cultured pearls created in a NZ Paua rather than an oyster and the end result is incredible. There...
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al2401
Aug 03, 2012
 
 
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Pot Pourri

If you are looking for a little store with a bit of everything mixed in, then Akaroa's Pot Pourri is for you. There was a wide assortment of souvenirs, trinkets, forgetme-nots, and other whatnots in...
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ATXtraveler
Jul 29, 2007

Naturally Jade

Hand carved jewellery by Graeme Wylie..Master Carver. Different Carvings of Jade Hook>>>>stregth and determination Twist>>>Bonding and friendshipManaia>>>Balance in...
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rozehill
Mar 28, 2004

Lavender and Honey

You can smell this shop before going inside it is so fragrant. Lots of handcrafts made locally from honey and lavander. Lavender and Honey is a specialty shop in Akaroa, a small seaside resort town....
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rozehill
Nov 07, 2003

Fire and Ice

Specialising in natural crystals, gemstones and minerals; gold and silver jewellery. Importers of pure Aromatherapy essential oils. Nationwide distribution direct to public at wholesale prices. A...
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Apr 16, 2003

Top Hotels in Akaroa

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75 Rue Jolie, Canterbury, Christchurch, Christchurch-Canterbury, 8161, New Zealand
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Cnr Rue Lavaud & Rue Grehan, Akaroa, Christchurch-Canterbury, New Zealand
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81 Beach Road, Canterbury, Banks Peninsula, Akaroa, Christchurch-Canterbury, 8161, New Zealand
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Cnr Rue Jolie & Church St, Akaroa, Christchurch-Canterbury, New Zealand
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1 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa, Christchurch-Canterbury, New Zealand
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Highway 75, Akaroa, Christchurch-Canterbury, New Zealand
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Things to Do Near Akaroa

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Port Hills

Treat yourself to a rewarding day of sightseeing! The Port Hills is one of Christchurch's most revered landscapes, with tussock slopes and rocky outcrops rising in stark contrast to the flat...
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Christchurch Gondola

I think the Christchurch Gondola is a must. The 10minute ride takes you high above the city in an enclosed 4 person gondola, climbing 445 metres above sea level to the rim of the Mount Cavendish...
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ARTS CENTER

It is always amazing to see how amazed people are when spotting the Echo in the main court of the Arts Centre, at the Cloisters. The Echo is a simply shaped black metal frame attached to the...
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Banks Peninsula

Akaroa, on the Banks Peninsula, is 84 km by road from Christchurch. It is at the end of State Highway 75 which travels along the shore of Lyttleton Harbour before crossing Gebbies Pass. The road then...
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Punting the Avon River

While I had never heard of the word "Punting" referring to anything other than the kick of a football or rugby ball, I have now come to learn that Punting is the act of propelling a punt (flat...
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The Christchurch botanical gardens

Beautiful gardens and spaces. A safe place during the earthquake. Free summer concerts on Sundays. Punt along the river. See my travel guide on New Zealand and photo albums. Don't forget to visit the...
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Kakapo2

"The Magic World of Banks Peninsula and Akaroa"
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Kate-Me

"Akaroa: New Zealand's early French settlement"
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"Akaroa"
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"The blissfuly beautiful Banks Peninsula"
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"ATXtraveler goes to Akaroa"
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