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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.

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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 caf├ęs. 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.

See & Do

Akaroa and the wider area have a large number of exciting and unique experiences to offer our visitors. From Volcanic harbour nature cruises, to land based wildlife tours.


A wide range of options to suit all Budgets. Choose one and enjoy your holiday from your holiday.

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But that's not all what New Zealand is about, beauty I mean. New Zealand is a world in its own, with an enormous amount of different activities and events that continue year

The adventure

It is almost impossible to come to Akaroa and not find some personal adventure.

If you are a browser or a unique find seeker Akaroa's boutiques and and art and craft galleries will please and easily satisfy your curiosity. Home to many artists and craft people from all disciplines means there is a shopping adventure for everyone.

If you are a lover of natural landscapes and abundant wildlife then look no further. Hector Dolphins, little Blue Penguins. Fur seals, Alpacas are all awaiting your visit. Throw in the occasional Orca and whale and your wildlife fix is definitely satisfied. While you are visiting the wildlife take a look around at the majesty of the landscape and wonder at Mother Natures exquisite craft.

If you are a high energy adventure type then we have you covered here. Wildlife Kayaking, Paddle boarding, Biking, Hiking, Swimming, Golfing and much more are here to satisfy your energy levels. All set in the beautiful surrounds of Akaroa.

Don't get us started on the food. Its awesome! A true culinary experience awaits any food adventurer. Akaroa is home to many world class restaurants and cafes. Each Showcasing its own unique styles and featuring the best in local produce and vineyards.

We look forward to ensuring a unique personal adventure for all adventurers in life.

Find your adventure

The escape

Leave your cares behind and escape to our welcoming French influenced village, Akaroa. Tucked into the protective cradle of our extinct volcano, caressed by the pacific ocean and blessed with an abundance of wildlife, breathtaking landscapes and life experiences.

Akaroa is is a foodies wonderland with food choices galore, a Bakery to die for and plethora of world class restaurants.

Our commitment is to make your next escape a life experience. Come and enjoy our hospitality.

Find your escape

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