Top things to do in Akaroa

Akaroa, with its own beautiful bays and harbour has an enormous range of activities to keep you busy for days. You will need more than a day trip!

In Akaroa:

• Eat fish & chips at the world famous Akaroa Fish & Chip shop. 

• Hire a kayak or a bike and take the down hill ride of your life with Akaroa Adventure Centre.

• Take a Harbour Cruise or Dolphin Swim, or a sail boat on Akaroa Harbour and check out the rare hectors dolphins and other wildlife. Or use your own paddle power and explore the harbour with a guided kayak tour with Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari.

• Take a class at The Akaroa Cooking School.  Named in Lonely Planet as one of the top 10 places to learn to cook local cuisine in the World.

• Play Golf at the Akaroa Golf Course. A popular course with panoramic views. This delightful 18 hole golf course occupies 28 hectares of undulating country at the head of picturesque Akaroa harbour

• Explore the Akaroa Museum. and learn about historic Akaroa.

• Don’t miss The Giants House Mosaic & Sculpture garden. Exuberant, astounding, colorful, surprising, seriously playful, unique in the will make you smile.

• While away the day with some great retail therapy.

• Have a wine or beer in one of the many great cafes and restaurants.

In the Area:
• 30 minutes from Akaroa. Go to Okains Bay Maori & Colonial Museum.

• 30 minutes from Akaroa. Do a tour with Pohatu Penguins.

• 15 minutes drive from Akaroa-Barry’s Bay Cheese Factory and view the traditional cheese making. View cheese making every second day during season.

Enjoy your time in Akaroa & the Bays. You'll wish you stayed longer!

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