Akaroa is where the Cruise Ship lays anchor. Shore Excursions NZ will meet you at the port and take care of you, with magical trips on offer that will make your NZ Holiday unforgetable. Whether you want to fly above Mount Cook, take a large tour around Christchurch or a small private tour there is so much to see. Rental cars are now also available.
Just 75 kilometres from the city of Christchurch. Akaroa is a historic French and British settlement nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano. You’ll regret it if you don’t take part in the many excursions that are on offer.
Known as the Garden City, Christchurch is the gateway to the stunning Canterbury region. Its ‘Ocean to Alps’ backdrop – spectacular Pacific coastline, snow-capped mountains to the west and the hidden bays of an ancient volcano to the south – make it an irresistible visitor destination.
Its many floral wonders are a source of great pride for locals and enabled Christchurch to be crowned the Garden City of the world in an international competition in 1977.
When you disembark at Akaroa you will find us at the end of the wharf where there is a line of operators. Walk along the line (almost under the tree to the left), and you will see our staff wearing blue uniforms.