Spectacle and spectacular, admire the town’s historic homes and gardens as you wander Akaroa’s streets.
The Giants House
The Giants House
The GIANTS HOUSE. Sculpture, mosaic garden and Gallery. "The happiest garden on earth". Garden of International significance by NZ Garden Trust. Trip Adviser - award of excellence, recommended by Lonely Planet. The Giants House - A historic Akaroa house with original artworks, terraced gardens with sculptures and mosaics. Romantic secluded and quiet, but only a few minutes walk from the centre of Akaroa. Very Unique! Playful, zany, exuberant, astounding, colorful, surprising, seriously playful, unique in the world....it will make you smile. B&B accommodation is also available.
Open 11:00am - 4:00pm everyday
Winter Hours May 1st - September 30
Open 11:00am - 2:00pm everyday
Tour of the Garden. Rate:$20.00 per person, $10 per child (2-15 years). Family Concession:2 Adults + 1 Child $45, 2 Adults + 2 Children $50, 2 Adults + 3 Children $55, 2 Adults + 4 Children $60, Students (with ID) $17.50, Seniors (with NZ Gold Card ID) $17.50.
For larger groups ( pre booking for these is required) Visit through the historic art house, introductory talk by the artist, visit of garden and gallery is $25.50 +gst pp
Cafe style lunch is available in Summer for groups up to 20 people
Akaroa Heritage Park
'Put your roots down in Akaroa, plant a tree!.' The Akaroa Heritage Park is accessible from Long Bay Road or on foot via Woodill's Track. Since it was established in 1992, over 1000 native trees have been planted by individual tree enthusiasts. For more information about Heritage Park contact Virginia Wigram on 03 304 8556 or Jeremy Buchanan on 03 304 8445.
These plantings are on-going by locals and visitors, the latest by students from the Akaroa Area School. There are also sections set aside for European and Australian trees.
For a fee you may plant a tree to commemorate a significant event or just your joy of being up in "The Park with a View". If you wish to plant a tree, do ring Jeremy Buchanan on 03 304 8445 or Virginia Wigram 03 304 8556.
Akaroa Heritage Park Trust
Long Bay Road, P O Box 8, Akaroa