Small Group Day Tour

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Akaroa is Christchurch's most loved day tour destination.  Join us for an exceptional scenic tour of Banks Peninsula, including Lyttelton and Akaroa Harbours, and the historical seaside village of Akaroa.  Leaving central Christchurch, we travel the scenic route to Akaroa, over the Port Hills, via Sign of the Kiwi, Governors Bay, through Gebbies Pass, alongside Lake Forsyth, through Little River, and along the Akaroa summit road. Scheduled sightseeing photo stops are made, so don't forget your camera !

You can then choose how to spend your day in Akaroa........

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You can join the Akaroa Harbour cruise to view the majestic scenery and wildlife. Packed with highlights the cruise should feature sightings of the rare, native dolphin - the Hector's Dolphin, as well as seals, penguins and other birdlife.

You can swim with the dolphins or join as a spectator.  A 2 hour cruise plus preparation and briefing is offered.  You are provided with wetsuits, masks and snorkel, just bring your swimming costume & towel.  Terms and conditions.

For the more adventurous, climb abourd the 20 seat, twin V8, 600 Horsepower, "Phat Time"as you power towards the harbour heads.  Enjoy the harbour highlights and the 360 degree spins in this 50 minute ride of a lifetime.

Sail around the harbour with one of the local sail boat operators, spotting wildlife, and enjoying spectacular scenrery.  Get involved in the sailing, or just sit back and relax.


The itinerary includes time to explore the historic and picturesque village of Akaroa, with its notable cottages and buildings, gardens, museum, craft shops, and galleries. We also visit the Barrys Bay Cheese Factory, for a small taster of their crafted cheese.


Your day trip includes your hotel pick-up, tea or coffee at Little River Cafe & Gallery, cheese tastings, comfortable return transport from Christchurch by minibus or small coach, plus an informative commentary.

Departure Time: 8.45am

Returned to hotel: 5.15pm (approx) 


Tour Inclusions

Retail Rate Per Adult Special Internet Rate Per Adult
Cheese tastings and tea or coffee $155 $130
Cruise, cheese tastings and tea or coffee $220 $185
Jet boat, cheese tastings and tea or coffee $220 $185
Sailing, cheese tastings and tea or coffee $230 $195
Cruise, lunch, cheese tastings and tea or coffee $255 $215
Jet boat, lunch, cheese tastings and tea or coffee $255 $215
Sailing, lunch, cheese tasting, and tea or coffee $265 $225
Swimming with dolphins, cheese tasting and tea or coffee $287 $245
Swimming with dolphins, lunch, cheese tasting and tea or coffee $325 $275


Tour Dates: Tour available 7 days, all year.

Jet boating option available mid October through to late April.

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