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.
Come and spend a night in our lovely traditional wooden barn, situated in the landscaped grounds of our 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 has a romantic timber lined Attic Room with a sleeping area containing one queen size bed and two large singles, as well as a sitting area with TV and a ‘pullout’ settee, providing extra sleeping accommodation if required.
Location87 French Farm Valley Road
Phone021 552 511
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 4456
Built in 1857, the wonderful Blythcliffe is listed as an Historic Place Category 1 with Heritage New Zealand, Pouhere Taonga, and sits graciously within the charming and Historic Area of the French settlement village of Akaroa, along the waterfront of Akaroa Harbour on Canterbury’s spectacular Banks Peninsula. Blythcliffe is one of Akaroa's oldest and most loved grand old houses; our own stately home. We are an easy 5 minute stroll to excellent cafes, restaurants and the many other attractions Akaroa has to offer, also centrally located for trips further afield.
Location37 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa
Phone+64 021 527184
A friendly base to explore the stunning Akaroa village & Banks' Peninsula. Two homely historic houses, private cabins and dorm rooms available, a bed for every budget! Dolphin swim or wildlife kayak, join a penguin safari or enjoy discounted bike hire for guests. Return for a BBQ dinner in our sunny riverside garden or enjoy our cosy lounge and roaring fire for trading travellers tales. Free 200 MB WiFi on arrival.
Location57 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa
Phone03 304 7782
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 8974
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 7024
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 7239
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 5777
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 7578
Original French Cottage. Central Akaroa location. 2 minute walk to main beach. 100 metres to supermarket and main street. Flat section with off street car(s) and boat parking. Child proof fenced property with sizeable back yard. Covered "grapery" outdoor lounge/bbq area. Perfect for those balmy Akaroa nights. Suitable for wedding parties. All day sun and bush surrounds with plenty of bird life. Walking tracks very close to this cottage. Canoe available at no charge.
Location15 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa
Phone+64 021 779771 Charl,+64 027 5206660 Ali.
FyrneBrook House is a luxury Boutique Bed and Breakfast tucked away in central Akaroa in beautiful park-like gardens filled with old world Roses and Rhododendrons with a stunning native bush backdrop. The downstairs bedroom opens to tranquil surroundings and the upstairs bedrooms have lovely views of the hills, bush and Akaroa. FyrneBrook House has charming classic English furnishings throughout, with the TV Room, Lounge and Breakfast Room opening to the garden. FyrneBrook House has many walking tracks close by for you to enjoy. Rooms can be booked or the entire house.
PhoneAli +64 27 520 6660 or Charl +64 021 779 771
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 7427
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.
If you feel yourself winding down already, come and visit a piece of heaven.
Location429 Hickory Bay Road
Phone 03 304 8576
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 8621
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 7427
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 7833
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
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 8502
Panoramic harbour views from the bar, restaurant and accommodation. We are in the centre of Akaroa opposite the sea. We have five self contained units that are serviced daily, a licensed restaurant and bar, and wonderful indoor or outdoor dining. During winter special rates apply, plus a warm open fire, candlelight dining and soft quiet music. We have excellent off street parking and a warm welcome is assured.
Location75 Beach Road, Akaroa
Phone03 304 7842
Fax03 304 7455
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 8946
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
Nancy’s Retreat at Lyndhurst is a farmstay set high in the hills of Okains Bay, 2.5 km from the Summit Road – look for the red roofs and rustic “Lyndhurst” sign on the right.
The homestead dates back to early 1870’s and has been a major restoration project for us. “Nancy’s” is named after Nancy Moore the last of the original Moore family who arrived in Okains Bay around 1851 and were the original settlers of this property in 1876. 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.
Location692 Okains Bay Road, Okains Bay
Phone03 304 8518
An iconic landmark since 1896, Oinako holds a cherished place in the heart of Akaroa’s French heritage. Now yours to enjoy, indulge in premier Bed and Breakfast accommodation in our gorgeous historic home. Elegant rooms, superb harbour views, beautiful period features and peaceful surroundings await. Delicious, leisurely breakfasts are served in the original dining room overlooking the garden. Perfectly located to enjoy the many charms of Akaroa, the main pier, restaurants, shops and excursions are just a two-minute stroll away. Escape the demands of everyday life, embrace simple pleasures and truly relax. Welcome to Oinako, a special place to be.
Location99 Beach Road, Akaroa
Phone021 645 583
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 520 164
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 7423
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 8511
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 8865
Affordable 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 6956981
Sunnybrae Bed & Breakfast is situated in French Farm one hour eleven minutes from Christchurch airport. We offer accommodation for two with spectacular valley and sea views over French Farm Bay. Our guest wing comes with a superking bed that can be made into singles, cosy topper pad underlays and electric blankets, an ensuite bathroom with a walk in shower and bathroom essentials. Your own private entrance allows you to come and go as you wish. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided in your room as well as a wall mounted Sky TV and WiFi. Breakfast is included.
Location292 Wainui Main Road
Phone03 304 5870
Stay on a real New Zealand farm and share in our love of the land, its plants and animals. Our home is situated 1.5km up the Takamatua Valley, only 5km from Akaroa. We farm sheep and cattle and usually have a menagerie of cats, dogs, horses and orphaned farm animals around. Hanne is a keen horse women and Danish in origin, speaking the language.Paul and Hanne invite you to come and enjoy same good old-fashioned country hospitality in our spacious yet cosy farm house.
Location154 Takamatua Valley Road
Phone03 304 7255 or 027 4060000
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 5190
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 7502
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 1171
An upstairs modern apartment for private rental. Queen bedroom - spacious bathroom - shower & bath. Fabulous deck for sun & terrific views – peaceful & private. Open plan kitchen dining, living, (& laundry). Complimenting Akaroa’s historic precinct. An easy five minute stroll to the shops, restaurants & activities. The apartment is fully linened & cleaned on departure - for the best of rest & relaxation. Double glazed with heat-pump & gas fire. For two adults only - Enquiries welcome.
Location13 Aylmer's Valley Road, Akaroa
Phone0800 211 008 or 021 425 476
The Akaroa Coastal Cottage enjoys magnificent sea views from its secluded setting in native bush. Wake to a chorus of bellbirds, look for dolphins from the terrace or lie back and watch our magnificent mamaku tree ferns unfurl. The location is totally private and seemingly remote yet it is only a short drive or an easy walk to Akaroa on a quiet, scenic road. The cottage sleeps 6 and is sunny, warm and well-equipped with modern appliances, barbeque, heat pump, large bath, SkyTV and WiFi. Suitable for families with children. Visit our website for more photos, feedback and availability calendar.
Location296 Onuku Rd, Akaroa
Phone03 304 7610
We warmly invite you to enjoy bed and breakfast in the Akaroa Coastal Studio, perched above native bush, with spectacular views of the harbour. Attached to our modern home, it is a quiet, private room with its own entrance, queen-bed, kitchenette and ensuite bathroom. Tea/coffee facilities, fridge, microwave, WiFi, SkyTV and a delicious continental breakfast are provided. Enjoy native birdsong, stunning sunsets, the sound of the sea and the peacefulness of this seaside property. Our coastal retreat sits harmoniously in its rural environment, seemingly remote but close to Akaroa township. Visit our website for more photos, feedback and availability calendar.
Location310 Onuku Rd, Akaroa
Phone03 304 7610
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 7672
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 7850
Akaroa House – a beautifully restored heritage home amongst peaceful grounds with stunning water views. Large self contained holiday heritage home for luxury accommodation with five bedrooms and four bathrooms – including a French Tub. An easy stroll to main shops, restaurants and beach. Enjoyed for special occasions, family reunions, intimate weddings (up to 25) or small conferences (to approx 12). Akaroa House is also available for Gorgeous guest accommodation. Email us with your requirements.
Location13 Aylmer's Valley Road
Phone0800 211 008 or 021 425 476
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
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 7471
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).
Location81 Beach Road, Akaroa
Phone03 304 1111 or 0800 695 2000
Fax03 304 7423
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. Private spa in tropical setting. Private jetty-boats for hire. Sky TV, DVD Players, library. Free WIFI, 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 5858
You are welcome to stay at Aubrey Street Bed and Breakfast which is located within a few minutes walk of Akaroa's’ cafés, restaurants, shops, Garden of Tane bush reserve and the Akaroa lighthouse. With fantastic views of Akaroa Harbour from the upstairs balcony, Aubrey Street B and B is a quiet restful place to stay and is rich with native bird song. We have one downstairs bedroom with a dedicated guest bathroom. You are invited to share our upstairs balcony and living areas.
Location14 Aubrey Street South, Akaroa
Phone0274 782 593
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 1904456