Onuku Bush Retreat offers an Idyllic setting on a small farm on the edge of the bush overlooking Akaroa Harbour, 6 kms from Akaroa township. Romantic double units with private verandahs. Unique views & native bush and birds. This is a farm experience where you can feed the animals & join the milking session. Fresh produce straight from the farm. Swim with the rare Hector dolphins from farm beach. Guided kayak trips. Explore the rugged coast line, watch the dolphins. Extensive walking tracks starting at the door. No crowds, spectacular views. Close to the start of the Banks Peninsula Track.
LocationHamiltons Road, Onuku
Phone021 520 164from (NZD)$70
Welcome to the Old Shipping Office, a luxury historic building that has been transformed into beautiful accommodation. Perfect for a romantic getaway or a family holiday, this apartment has the comforts of home full with history and style. The bathroom has a lovely big spa bath and the lounge has a cosy gas fire, both perfect for relaxing with a glass of bubbly! The Old Shipping Office is set in the heart of Akaroa where you can enjoy the quaint village life offering a delightful mix of boutique shopping, craft and art galleries and exquisite dining experiences, just minutes from your door.
LocationChurch Street, Akaroa
Phone03 304 1111 or 0800 695 2000
Fax03 304 7423from (NZD)$190
Time spent at Paua Bay is a truly unique experience. Not only will you be able to enjoy the wonderful surroundings in our private bay but also you will join a traditional farming family sharing their daily endeavours. Walk to the beach enjoy seals, abundant birdlife & bush. Relax in the hammock amongst the extensive garden. At the end of the day soak in the romantic outdoor bath savouring the experience.
LocationPauabay Road, Paua Bay
Phone03 304 8511from (NZD)$150
The Loft at Potters Croft is situated above the Grehan Stream overlooking a magnificent 2 acre garden featuring a pond, rose arbours, expansive lawns and pathways, all yours to explore and relax in. 350m from the main street of Akaroa and a 5 minute walk to the village, yet peaceful and private. The Loft is separate from the main house with its own entrance and deck. Kitchenette with self catering facilities, continental breakfast in fridge, Sky TV, i-pod dock, free WI-FI, private courtyard.
Location57 Rue Grehan, Akaroa
Phone03 304 8865from (NZD)$160
Budget B&B for travellers. Rosemary offers 2 rooms in a lovely quiet location only 4 minutes walk to the main wharf and Cafes. Guests can enjoy the large garden taking in the view from the long verandah. Enjoy this special historic home which is situated next to the Garden of Tane, a bush reserve. Enjoy the sound of native bird song while relaxing in spacious comfort.
Location16 Aubrey Street, Akaroa
Phone03 304 7609 or 027 6956981from (NZD)$80
Hidden away on a secluded hillside with views over the historic town of Akaroa and its beautiful harbour, Shamarra Alpaca Farm Stay is the perfect place to relax, unwind and escape from the stress of your busy life. You will feel the tension melt away the moment you walk into your luxurious suite and see the spectacular view of the harbour and hills. Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast served in your suite. Your hosts will also treat you to a tour of their commercial alpaca farm, home to over 90 alpacas. It’s simply magic!
Location328 Wainui Main Rd, French Farm
Phone03 304 5141 or 021 757592from (NZD)$395
Spectacular views of Akaroa Harbour from your tastefully decorated bedroom, ensuite bathroom and private balcony, and all set in an established garden and working olive grove. Enjoy a delicious and varied breakfast and taste our olives and award winning olive oils over a complimentary pre-dinner drink. A unique experience and only 10 mins to Akaroa. Robinsons Bay Olives & Olive oil can be tasted from 10am-5pm.
Location36 Sawmill Road, Robinsons Bay
Phone03 304 5190from (NZD)$200
Luxury motel + waterfront apartment accommodation at its very best!. Superior king size studios with double spa baths, 2 bedroom suites with king and queen beds or the deluxe super-king honeymoon suites – Tresori guarantees to make your stay memorable. Two minute stroll to the waterfront cafés.
LocationCnr Rue Jolie & Church St, Akaroa
Phone03 304 7500
Fax03 304 7502from (NZD)$120
Tussock Rocks is a small unique retreat, with a magnificent view over the sea. Thirty minutes from Pigeon Bay. One hour from Akaroa. There is one twin-share bedroom available. All meals are included as it's isolated! Tariff $160/person/night. Minimum of two nights, unless there are two people. Come to relax or for lots of walking. Tracks through the bush and over the hills. Try your hand at pottery and join Alice in her studio - artist's workshops can be arranged. See website for more information.
Phone+64 027 223 1171from (NZD)$160
Val's place is a self contained flat owned by Val Parker. Val will also do a great continental breakfast if you would like and also vegan meals by arrangement. Only 8 mins walk into Akaroa and very reasonably priced at $120 for 2 persons. Can accommodate 4. Bush views, birds, peaceful and sunny. Also available are meditation, massage, health & exercise advice and thought field therapy. Please phone Val for availiability. Please leave a message on Val's phone if phone unattended or phone the Akaroa Adventure Centre on 03 304 7784.
Location1 Langois Lane, Akaroa
Phone03 304 8646 or 03 304 7784from (NZD)$90
Villa Vangioni offers boutique style accommodation set amidst a rambling, romantic garden. You sleep in sumptuous bedlinens with a view of the harbour, private bathroom and breakfast room/sitting room where you will be served a continental breakfast. Wifi is available. Just a couple of minutes stroll down the road and you are in the heart of Akaroa close to the waterfront, shops and cafes.
Location23 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa
Phone021 063 2554 or 03 304 7261from (NZD)$240
Nestled in New Zealand native bush overlooking Akaroa, Our Cottages offer one of the most private and serene holiday retreats. Akaroa Cottages, set on 12 acres of private bush land, is only 85 kilometers from Christchurch in New Zealand. Akaroa Cottages Offers a private and peaceful setting and accommodation with stunning panoramic views of the harbour and sea. Fully self contained and only a 10 minute walk into Akaroa.
Location6888 Christchurch Akaroa Road, Akaroa
Phone03 304 7195
Fax03 304 7672from (NZD)$150
Newly renovated, you deserve the best. Our premium location is complimented by our superior guest facilities. Large studio apartments with views over the harbour. Private balconies. Double glazed and under floor heating. 5 Sky channels and in-house broadband. Penthouse 2 bedroom apartment that sleeps 4 in luxury. David and Gabrielle, pride themselves on providing a comprehensive service whether you are enjoying a holiday or require professional facilities for that next important conference.
Location75 Rue Jolie, Akaroa
Phone0800 252 762
Fax03 304 7850from (NZD)$115
Peaceful grounds & stunning views. Akaroa House is a fully self-contained (servicing available) private restored heritage home. Five minutes easy stroll to main wharf and street. Luxury with five bedrooms & four bathrooms including French Tub ensuite. Also great for special group stays, family celebrations or small conferences. Wi-fi, large boardroom table and break out areas inside and out. Assistance can be supplied for catering and extra local accommodation. Akaroa House is also available for intimate weddings for up to 30 people with bridal party and guest accommodation. Email us for a personal quote.
Location13 Aylmer's Valley Road
Phone0800 211 008 or 021 425 476from (NZD)$500
We have three unique waterfront designer apartments each with spectacular views of Akaroa Harbour. The three architecturally designed apartments are just metres from the water, and a short waterfront walk to the village centre. Each apartment is self contained, with beautiful ensuites, a sophisticated mix of classic and contemporary interiors, decking and sea views. Choose one special apartment or, for your extended family or larger group, combine the top two apartments, or all three.
Location229 Beach Road, Akaroa
Phone027 3047010from (NZD)$110
Akaroa Top 10 Holiday Park has very affordable, quality accommodation, ranging from brand new standard cabins to recently renovated, full self-contained units as well as tent and power sites all with excellent views. Facilities include an adventure playground and swimming pool.
Location96 Morgans Road, Akaroa
Phone03 304 7471
Fax03 304 7471from (NZD)$32
Prime waterfront location, directly opposite the main wharf. Experience the absolute luxury of the Waterfront Superior Suites, with spa baths and fantastic views from the balcony. The Akaroa Village Inn also has affordable one, two and three bedroom units, as well as the modern Bruce Apartments. Ample off-street parking and swimming pool (summer).
For direct bookings for the Bruce Apartments click HERE.
Location81 Beach Road, Akaroa
Phone03 304 1111 or 0800 695 2000
Fax03 304 7423from (NZD)$110
The only motel in Akaroa on the water's edge. 24 spacious 1, 2, & 3 bedroom units. Quiet location- listen to the birds, not the traffic. Newly renovated units. Private spa in tropical setting. Private jetty-boats for hire. Sky TV, DVD Players, video library. Wireless internet, special Winter rates. Great for a romantic getaway! Only a minute's walk to shops, cafes and the heart of Akaroa.
Location56 - 64 Rue Jolie, Akaroa
Phone03 304 7484 or 0508 928 373
Fax03 304 5858from (NZD)$115
Luxury Boutique Accommodation. Banks House Akaroa, offers luxury accommodation and harbour views to discerning guests who enjoy heritage, character and the charm of a bygone era. Banks House is a ‘sister property’ of Beaufort House Akaroa (formerly Wilderness House) www.beauforthouse.co.nz
Location158 Rue Jolie, Akaroa
Phone+64 3 3047517 or +64 21 1904456from (NZD)$275
Come and stay in the romantic attic room of our traditional Timber Frame Barn, situated in the landscaped grounds of the Vineyard at French Farm. Whilst only a short stroll from the waterfront, you will enjoy the peace and tranquility of this picturesque Valley on the shores of Akaroa Harbour. The Barn provides the perfect spot for a ‘get-away-from-it-all’ stay of two nights or more.
Location87 French Farm Valley Road
Phone03 304 5811 or 027 515 9159from (NZD)$160
Beaufort House Akaroa (formerly Wilderness House), offers luxury boutique accommodation and harbour views to discerning guests who enjoy heritage, character and the charm of a bygone era. The house is furnished with English & European antiques of the era. A gourmet breakfast is included, served on white linen, silver, china and vintage glassware, a perfect relaxing start to the day! Complimentary glass of wine and canapés in the evening with your hosts Noel and Sharon. Free WI-FI access, SKY TV in the guest lounge. Established trees and birdlife abound & the boutique vineyard at the rear of the property with the original servants quarters gives a wonderful peaceful and tranquil setting.
Location42 Rue Grehan, Akaroa
Phone03 304 7517 or 021 190 4456from (NZD)$310
A warm welcome awaits you in our small and friendly quality hostel in centre of Akaroa, offering all the comforts of home. Two self-contained cottages, unique lounge built over stream. Dolphin swimming, sailing, kayaking, cycling, fabulous walks and lots more. Fast internet access and Zenbu Wifi. Off-street parking. Accommodation, dining and activities packages available.
Location57 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa
Phone03 304 7782from (NZD)$27
Chateau Mont Clair was built in 2010-11 and two superior Guest Rooms were included in the construction to provide luxurious accommodation for visitors looking for comfort, peace and tranquility above all else. The Chateau is set on 17 acres in an elevated position overlooking Akaroa harbour and enjoys 360 degrees of magnificient views. The house is surrounded by lawns and fringed with natural bush & two streams. Birds abound and 'silence is golden'. Our rates are for couples sharing either a King or a Queen en-suite and includes a delicious cooked English Breakfast, an invitation to join our pre-dinner "Happy Hour" for complimentary drinks, Wifi, safe parking and helicopter landing.
Location131 Stony Bay Road, Akaroa
Phone03 304 7873from (NZD)$265
Ideally situated with stunning water-front views, superior accommodation and a short walk to restaurant, cafés, shops and local attractions. Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast on your own private balcony as you soak up the magic scenery.
Location15 Smith Street, Akaroa
Phone03 304 8674
Fax03 304 8974from (NZD)$160
Picturesque budget accommodation (queen, doubles, twins & dorm beds) with secluded garden, close to all amenities. Enjoy free gourmet brewed coffee, tea & spices. Free wifi, mountain bikes, fishing rods, & walking maps. Discounted trips on the Fox II (Dec - May).
Location50 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa
Phone03 304 7024
Fax03 304 7024from (NZD)$25
Coombe Farm is set in the peaceful Takamatua Valley 5 minutes drive from Akaroa. An oasis of serenity away from it all, on a working 850 acre sheep farm. Staying here is both comfortable and informal, peaceful and private. Choose between the historic farm house and the delightful shepherds' hut with its own outdoor bath. Walk the hills strewn with native trees and bush, abundant bird life, creeks and waterfall. Enjoy the tranquil setting and sea views or relax on the verandah surrounded by the organic garden.
Location18 Old Le Bons Track, Takamatua
Phone03 304 7239from (NZD)$145
Situated 83Kms from Christchurch, sign posted, just off SH75, only 10Kms by road from Akaroa Village. We are one of the Holiday Parks on the Peninsula situated right on the water’s edge. Two large level terraces have powered and non-powered sites. We also have 1 self- contained Tourist Flat and 3 standard cabins, 2 with lovely views of the harbour. Neighbourhood shopping, hotel, garage, great 18 hole golf course and Barry Bays cheese factory nearby. An ideal base for visiting all the beautiful bays on the Peninsula and doing some of the wonderful activities available – walks, mountain bike riding, kayaking etc.
Location19A Seafield Road, Duvauchelle
Phone03 304 5777from (NZD)$23
'Brand New'... opening on 1st December, 2013. Elegant and contemporary boutique accommodation. Peaceful location, set in natural bush gardens. Awaken to the sound of birdsong; enjoy a full continental breakfast on your private balcony with great views of the harbour. The beach is a 5 minute walk away, and the town is a gentle 15 minute walk along the harbour. New Zealand natural toiletries, luxurious Egyptian linen and a chilled bottle of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc awaits your arrival. We offer two queen rooms with exquisite en-suite showers ‘Stanley Room’ and ‘Lavaud Room’.
Location11 Stanley Place, Akaroa
Phone0064 3304 7577 or 0064 27304 7578from (NZD)$325
Gatekeepers Cottage is a delightful surprise. Skillfully crafted in native timbers and artistically decorated, the cottage is a romantic escape. Set within a beautiful walled garden, with private entrance and stone paved courtyard entertaining area, the cottage sits in idyllic Akaroa countryside with views towards the volcanic rim (extinct!). Higher up in Kokopu Estate’s vineyard, there are delightful sea views and access to the numerous walking tracks. The property is accessible from the Banks Peninsula Track. Luxuriously comfortable beds, WiFi and all mod cons. Private and peaceful, yet only a 20 minute walk away from Akaroa township, guests will receive a warm welcome .
Location155 Grehan Valley Road, Akaroa
Phone03 304 7427from (NZD)$110
Do you want a change from your busy lifestyle, get away from hectic cities?
15 km from Akaroa will take you to a place where you can relax in the peace and quiet, the only sounds you will hear are the birds.
Rest or take a walk in the surrounding beautiful scenery during the day, or enjoy the night sky from the outdoor bath or spa.
If you feel yourself winding down already, come and visit a piece of heaven.
Location429 Hickory Bay Road
Phone 03 304 8576from (NZD)$150
Escape to Okains Bay, one of Banks Peninsulas unique and beautiful bays. Kawatea is a gracious historic homestead set in mature gardens, surrounded by 1500 acres of coastal land farmed by the family for five generations. Enjoy the secluded beaches with panoramic views and excellent swimming and walking opportunities. Learn about Maori culture and the life of the early settlers at the acclaimed Okains Bay museum. Join us in the evening for creative country fare from our garden whilst sharing experiences with fellow travellers.
Location1048 Okains Bay Road, Okains Bay
Phone03 304 8621
Fax03 304 8621from (NZD)$140
Kokopu Cottage is idyllically situated beside a stream with gorgeous garden and native trees. Secluded bush bath. Open fire in the sitting room. Private location but only 2 minutes from Akaroa. Voted one of the most romantic places to stay in New Zealand by Sunday Star Times. 2 nights minimum stay.
Location155 Grehan Valley Road, Akaroa
Phone03 304 7427from (NZD)$160
L'abri is located above the beautiful Takamatua bay, 3 kms from the historic French Township of Akaroa.This beautiful bed and breakfast on a breathtaking site offers luxury accommodation in a new architectually designed home with privacy, comfort and relaxation in mind. Once you arrive at L'abri you can park the car, leave the stress behind and unwind. Enjoy the extensive views across the harbour to the surrounding hills and the meandering gardens along with abundant wildllife. Prices range from $195-$265.
Location7 Takamatua Bay Road, Takamatua
Phone03 304 7833
Fax03 304 7833from (NZD)$195
Spacious apartments and fully self-contained. Downstairs units have french doors opening onto lawn and fenced garden area. Ideally suited for family groups. Continental breakfast by order. Free View. Off street parking. Special off-season rates.
Location1 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa
Phone03 304 7651from (NZD)$98
La Rochelle offers a modern & contemporary complex with a mix of Super King, King, Queen or Twin bed Studio's & a 2 Bedroom Apartment. Each unit has it's own private patio or balcony overlooking our native garden & stream boundary. Wake to the beautiful birdsong.
Location1 Rue Grehan, Akaroa
Phone0800 452 762 or 03 304 8762
Fax03 304 8769from (NZD)$110
8 Luxury apartments, 2 & 3 bedrooms, full kitchen, dining & lounge with private sunny balconies. Sky TV, BBQ area, lock up and covered parking, boat parking and boatwash. We are only 50 metres from all the fun and action on the new waterfront promenade and the main wharf.
Location5 Church St, Akaroa
Phone03 304 8055
Fax03 304 8502from (NZD)$140
Welcome to the Madeira Hotel where our budget accommodation is clean, comfortable and affordable. We have 4 double rooms, one triple, a twin single and two single rooms. Great for those on a budget, tradesman or those wanting a night out at the Madeira, where you can eat, sleep and drink, all under one roof. Room rates - $50 for a double, $40.00 per single, 80 per couple. *Current tradesman special - Bed, Continental breakfast (self help) and an evening meal, all for $95per single room or $110.00 per double room. Our rooms have personal wash basins, however no ensuites.
Location48 Rue Lavaud
Phone03 304 7009from (NZD)$40
Matua Gardens is a boutique, Enviro Gold, 5 Star Retreat overlooking Robinsons Bay. It is exclusive and romantic where you will receive 5 star treatment, gourmet dining & fine wines. Sea views, open fire, & a double spa bath. Best shared with someone you love although singles are warmly welcomed too. Personalised romantic packages a speciality. No television. A great experience and only 10 mins drive to Akaroa.
Location15 Kingstons Hill Road, Robinsons Bay
Phone03 304 8946from (NZD)$535
Mumfords is a luxury, secluded, self contained, waterfront property and is set in 20 hectares of gardens, trees and native bush, all for your exclusive enjoyment. We have uninterrupted views of the harbour and hills of Banks Peninsula. Wheel chair friendly. Besides seclusion we offer all comforts and treats including Skye, flat screened TV, DVD player, broadband, computer, printer, large BBQ, and log burner. Breakfast and picnic hampers are optional extras. Special prices for more than 1 night and longer. Ask us about our special rates for autumn and winter.
Location228 Onuku Road, Akaroa
Phone03 304 7680from (NZD)$251
Nancy’s Retreat at Lyndhurst farm is set high in the hills of Okains Bay. The homestead dates back to early 1870’s and has been a major restoration project for us. Nancy’s is a separate self contained unit with an antique brass bed and feather duvet, kitchenette, bathroom, TV (free to air) and DVD player. Sleeps two only. It has west facing French doors and a private east facing deck overlooking a waterfall and fernery. A breakfast basket will be in your fridge and a good espresso or flat white can either be delivered or taken in the homestead.
Location692 Okains Bay Road, Okains Bay
Phone03 304 8518from (NZD)$160
Places to Stay
Akaroa & the Bays have lots of exciting accommodation options - B&Bs, backpackers, cabins, camp sites, cottages, hostels, hotels, houses, lodges, motels, retreats; hosted, catered, self contained; Akaroa village, rural inner harbour and outer bays accommodation ranges from basic to luxurious. Just over an hour from CHC it's a great place for international visitors to start or end their South Island tour. The relaxed, romantic ambience makes Akaroa & the Bays an ideal place for celebrating life's special milestones. Decide your budget, style, location and occasion and come and stay for more than a day.