Delve a little deeper and the playful peninsula will reward you with an abundance of unexpected delights. Breathe in the ocean air from a seaside café and admire the town’s history and architecture as you explore the township’s vibrant gardens and boutiques.
and open minds.
Akaroa is one of New Zealand’s first
European settlements with a rich Māori
and French history.
and an icon.
Well before Captain Cook set his sights on Akaroa Harbour in the 1770s, Ngāi Tahu Māori had already established a vibrant and thriving way of life amongst the beauty of two extinct volcanoes.
In 1840, Akaroa became New Zealand’s only township to be established by French settlers becoming the region’s first substantial European settlement. The area became well known as a safe haven for early whalers and sealers braving the southern oceans beyond its headlands.
Photo Credits: Akaroa Museum Collection.
A) Regatta Day, J.L. Buckland, 1931. B) Akaroa Post Office, J.L. Buckland, c.1930. C) T.E. Taylor Merchant Premises, T.E. Taylor Studio, c.1900.
3 Hour | Depart Akaroa 1pm - Friday 15th October, 10am & 1pm Saturday 16th October, 10am Sunday 16th October | Adult $120, Child $80
The Akaroa French...
Dance ‘till you drop!
Female Ben Waters!
Thursday 30 September 2021
$25 Ticket, Available from the Akaroa Museum
Cash Bar Available
At The Gaiety
Doors Open at 6.30pm, Show starts at 7.30pm.
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