Your Akaroa Experience starts here...
Immerse yourself in the beauty of Akaroa and the wider south island.
Akaroa, a unique place in the world, was born of Volcanic Fire and soothed by the gentle caress of the Pacific Ocean. Subtly defined by the Maori, French and European influences of it's settlers, Akaroa epitomises classic New Zealand beauty with a twist of historical significance.
Just 75 kilometres from the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, Akaroa is a historic French and British settlement nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano. Explore the village with its colonial architecture, galleries, craft stores, and cafés. Relax or take part in the many activities that are on offer.
Explore the dramatic outer bays and take your time to soak in the magic of this area. A wide range of accommodation is available and you will need more than a day to explore this little piece of paradise.
The most French town in New Zealand, Akaroa will have you entranced with its historic buildings, magnificent harbour and passion for fine food. Beyond Akaroa, the wider south island includes other hot spots like Queenstown, Wanaka, Dunedin and Christchurch.