The journey to Akaroa is a delightful trip through some stunning scenery. The Journey will take about one and a half hours directly by car - but if you're able to stop off along the way you could discover some unexpected highlights of your trip. The road nestles against the Banks Peninsula hills as it leads to Te Waihora - the expansive 20,000 hectare lagoon of Lake Ellesmere, rich with eel, flounder and waterfowl of all types. You will pass through the village of Little River, a worthwhile stop to check out the cafes, art and craft galleries. On reaching the hilltop take time to enjoy the stunning panoramic view of Akaroa harbour, here you can choose the SH75 or the Tourist Drive route. - don't forget your camera.
First shuttle out of Christchurch each day. Coincides with Akaroa activities such as Harbour Cruises, Swimming with the Dolphins and Farm visits etc. The Express services operates October – May departing Christchurch at 8.30am and returning from Akaroa at 3.45pm. Cost $50 return, $35 one way.
Service departs from Rolleston Avenue outside the Canterbury Museum. Complimentary pick-ups from city accommodation. Airport pickups available on request.
Phone0800 500 929
Rosemary Lyons-local operator of 27 years. Akaroa Tours and Taxis can take you anywhere you want to go. Rosemary offers private customised tours. Airport transfers from or to Christchurch Airport. Pick up or drop off Akaroa-Christchurch-Akaroa. Cruise ship passengers day tour to Christchurch: $300. Local tours for cruise passengers-3 hour tours-$70 per person. Local tours-Summit road, back bays, Okains Bay & Okains Bay Maori Museum. Stops made at scenic reserve, winery & cheese factory. Seats 3-4 people. Taxis around Akaroa also available. Day time only. Phone Rosemary for a quote.
Phone027 695 6981
Akaroa is Christchurch's most loved day tour destination. Join us for an exceptional scenic tour of Banks Peninsula, including Lyttelton and Akaroa Harbours, and the historical seaside village of Akaroa. Leaving central Christchurch, we travel the scenic route to Akaroa, over the Port Hills, via Sign of the Kiwi, Governors Bay, through Gebbies Pass, alongside Lake Forsyth, through Little River, and along the Akaroa summit road. The scenic route from Christchurch to Akaroa takes just over 2 hours. Scheduled sightseeing photo stops are made, so don't forget your camera! You can then choose how to spend your day in Akaroa.
Phone+ 64 275578262
Luxury, professional private tours, tailor made to suit your needs. Whether it's an airport transfer, a VIP trip, a private picnic on a remote Peninsula beach. We are here to accommodate your needs and showcase the fantastic scenery from the Crater Rim to the outer bays or to Christchurch and back. Travelling in a luxury, leather interior 4WD Toyota LandCruiser for up to seven passengers, we offer safe and professional luxury transport. Book your trip with us - 'Naturally we're local'.
LocationAkaroa & the Bays
Phone+64 027 6262 476
Treat yourself to a luxury self-drive tour while in Akaroa, tailored exclusively for cruise ship passengers. Hire one of our classic cars, drive yourself around Canterbury and experience the sights, shops, food and culture all at your own pace. Our full day (up to 7 hours) tours offer a great variety of GPS coordinated destinations, hand-picked for varying interests and travel types; shopaholic, arts & culture enthusiast, foodie, nature lover and sightseeing fanatic. Much more personal than a coach tour and you can visit what you wish, when you like, for as long as you like.
Direct Scenic Shuttles: Pick up point is outside the Canterbury Museum on Rolleston Avenue. Departs Christchurch daily at: 9.00am. Departs Akaroa daily at 4.00pm. Cost: $50.00 per person return $30 one way. French Connection is a quality assured passenger transport service who pride themselves on friendliness and punctuality whilst achieving a high standard of safety & comfort. They are also available for weddings and local transfers in the Akaroa and Christchurch regions.
Fax03 348 0963