A place of plenty, wander the streets and enjoy the boutique shops of Akaroa before relaxing with a glass of vino or a cup of coffee along the harbour promenade.

Akaroa Dolphins Shop

Situated on Akaroa's main waterfront. We stock a wide selection of New Zealand made product. Some of our suppliers include Stone the Crows, Jill Main, Ian Blackwell, Ocean Shell & MZ Design.

We are open every day, so come in and see us for a gift for someone else, a gift for you, or a memento of your time in Akaroa.

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Bank of New Zealand

EFTPOS and foreign exchange services are available Monday - Friday 10:00am to 3:00pm excluding public holidays.
ATM Facility is available 24 hours. Corner of Rue Lavaud and Rue Balguerie.

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Pohatu Penguins

Pohatu Penguins booking office, souvenir shop and gallery. Booking office for Pohatu Penguin Colony, adventure tours, guided kayaking, The Banks Peninsula Track and many more exciting local attractions. Our souvenir and gift shop, features local works, jewellery, toys, T-shirts, books and photography all locally made. Another part of the shop is Le Petit Manchot Gallery. With fortnightly exhibitions by local artists.

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Akaroa Farmers Market

Visit the Akaroa Farmers Market every Saturday from 9.30am to 1pm from October to April. Banks Peninsula has an abundance of produce and passionate gardeners. Our stallholders offer locally grown fruit, veges, herbs, honey, olive oil, olives, nuts and flowers plus locally produced preserves, pickles, jams, sauces, bread, pastries, lavender products, plants, and more.

For more Information on the Akaroa Farmers Market talk to one of the stall holders or contact Neil Barnett. 

The Akaroa Farmers Market have a new Facebook page to let folk know what’s happening, what’s in season, who's selling what and any specials stall holders are offering. 


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NPD Akaroa Motor Garage

Automotive Repairs, Service Station, Motor Accessories & Spare Parts and Retail. Call Clint, Nina and the team.

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Barrys Bay Cheese

Originally one of nine dairies dotting the peninsula in the late 1800s, Barrys Bay Cheese is the last remaining factory. Today, we still use the traditional recipes brought to New Zealand by the early English settlers. We believe using fresh, local Bank Peninsula milk is the key to producing such consistent, beautiful cheese. Stop in and watch cheese making Monday through Thursday (Oct to May) and on non-make days a DVD is available. Enjoy complimentary samples and shop our assortment of local wines, craft beer and preserves available at our shop. Open 7 days a week from 9am-5pm.

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Just Souvenirs

On the water-front, by the main wharf, you will find Akaroa's premier souvenir shop. We have the complete range, from hat pins and magnets, to caps, tee shirts and jackets. Come and see our jewellery in pounamu ( NZ greenstone), bone and paua shell. We stock Alpine Silk cosmetics, made from Lanolin oil extracted from the wool of Canterbury's high country Merino sheep. Now stocking merino and alpaca knitting yarns, New Zealand thremed quilting fabrics and embroidery kits. 


Alpine Silk NZ made cosmetics
Adobe Knits NZ made alpaca knitwear and knitting yarns
Ngai Tahu Pounamu. NZ authenticated Greenstone
Airbourne Health honeys including Manuka
Kia Kaha Clothing featuring traditional Maori designs
Elite Tins  Decorative tins for all uses.

73 Beach Rd, Akaroa
1st Shop opposite the main wharf
064 3 3047019. 

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Glowing Sky

Glowing Sky was founded on Rakiura/Stewart Island (Land of the Glowing Skies) at the very bottom of New Zealand. Remaining family owned and run to this day we specialise in superfine merino garments all made right here in our own factory in the South Island of New Zealand. We have 6 stores mainly in the South Island of which Akaroa is our newest.


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Peninsula General Store

The Peninsula General Store is a friendly place to relax or search for a yummy treat. Come in for a chat with friends and enjoy a fresh and tasty salad, a cup of tea served in a china cup or a fantastic coffee (awarded essential by Lonely Planet) and a handmade Florentine. We offer a wide range of organic, gluten free and gourmet foods. Our bread comes fresh every morning from Vic’s Bakehouse in Christchurch and we stock great New Zealand produce like OOB ice cream, Robinsons Bay olive oil, Provisions and Wild Country jams and sauces plus TranzAlpine honey. Kate and the team will look after you! 

Opening Times:

Open everyday 8.30am - 4pm, except Wednesday closed

Sunday Close at 2pm 

Open every day from 3rd January 

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Hetties Rock & Crystal Shop

New Zealands oldest rock and crystal shop on the water front in Akaroa. HETTIE'S is one of the last few 'working' rock and crystal shops left in the world. We manufacture tumbled stones, jewellery, spheres, and many of other items at our Christchurch Workshop, from both New Zealand and overseas material. Come and have a look at our selection, enjoy a browse, take home a momento of your visit. Bring the kids, they love our shop! Open 7 days.

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Akaroa 4 Square Supermarket

Welcome to our Four Square store! We're proud to be part of the long-standing iconic Kiwi brand that has been the local for New Zealand communities since 1924. So whether you're keeping it local, or on tour, we're here to make it easy for you. Become a local, and shop where all Kiwis love to shop. Always welcome. Always local. Always Four Square. Summer Hours: Monday to Sunday: 8.00am – 8.00pm. 

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Pot Pourri - Gift Shop & Fudge

Pot Pourri - Gift Shop & Fudge

At Pot Pourri we offer a wonderful range of products, beautiful homewares, souvenirs, books, children's toys and of course our famous fudge that we have been making for over 17 years. Our delicious cream and butter fudge is made onsite in the Pot Pourri kitchen.  We offer over 50 flavours and offer free tastings.  Come in for a taste! Our friendly staff will be only to happy to assist you. Open 7 days 9am - 5.30pm. 

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Come in and browse over our wonderful selection of local books;

French Akaroa by P. Tremewan
Akaroa, Horomaka, Banks Peninsula, Lyttelton by S. Lowndes
All Our Volts, Electrifying Akaroa by J. Wilson with A. Davis
An Akaroa Precinct by B. Allison
Le Bons Bay, the story of a settlement by G. Brittenden
Land Very Fertile edited by C. Atkinson and D. Gregory
City and Peninsula by the Christchurch, and Akaroa Civic Trusts
Walk with Me to Onawe by B. Bassett Broad
Maori Place Names around Akaroa Harbour by S. Lowndes
The Giants’ House by J. Martin
Banks Peninsula Walks by Rod Donald Banks Peninsula Trust
Toitu Te Whenua, The Land Remains by Akaroa Civic Trust
Plant Life on Banks Peninsula by H. Wilson
Murf, Murf the Dolphin Dog by S. Warner
Plus we have a great range of New Zealand Novels and Children’s books.

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Studio Sixty Seven

Enjoy shopping on the esplanade for exclusive home wares and artwork, quirky kiwiana and quality NZ souvenirs. Studio 67 is the perfect place to find your holiday mementos or a treasured gift for friends and family. We also stock those little things you’ve forgotten to pack for special occasions. À bientôt. Open 10.00 am - 5.00 pm, seven days.

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Meniscus Cellar Door

The wine is grown on the hillside off Lighthouse Rd on the south side of Akaroa overlooking the township. The vineyard is readily visible from the town as well as the Main and French Bay wharves. The grape varieties grown are award winning Riesling, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. 

Cellar door are open Fridays - Tuesdays,  11:00-17:00  please call to confirm visit. Tel:021304566 

Closed now for Winter 


You can taste the various vintages, enjoy a glass, share a bottle with friends at the cellar door at 43 Lighthouse Rd, Akaroa.

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Akaroa Pharmacy

Akaroa Pharmacy. Your number one choice for: Prescriptions, Stationery, Passport Photos, Gifts, Sun Care Products, Cosmetics, Photo Processing. Your one-stop Pharmaceutical Shop. Friendly service.

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Akaroa Butchery & Deli

For your dinner, weekend BBQ, lush or laid back Christmas we have a range of quality fresh meat and Akaroa salmon, manuka smoked ham and bacon and charcuterie. Our fresh gluten and preservative free sausages are made weekly on site by butchers Brendan and Ben and you'll often smell hams and bacon being smoked as you wander Rue Lavaud. For a platter, picnic or nibble we have a range of local and European cheeses, pates, pickles, olives, etc. as well as award winning local olive oils and sauces, pasta and meaty accompaniments. Oh, and your everyday basics. Pies and eggs.

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Peninsula Trading Post

La Quincaillerie or "Small shop that sells everything" is Akaroa's newest retail store. The Peninsula Trading Post is situated in the old Chemist shop and is your number one destination for all things Garden, Hardware, Homeware, stationary and many surprises too! There is a diverse range of brands stocked such as Victorinox knives, Skellerup Red bands, Full Daltons Garden range, Yates seeds and fertilisers, T Leaf T from Wellington, Full range of tools, fasteners and general hardware. 

The new Garden centre bordering Rue Jolie, Rue Croix and Rue Lavaud gets many ooh's and aah's when people see it for the first time.
There is also a range of items for the younger folk with Meccano, Animal Planet and Siku all in stock.
Well worth a browse. 

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We stock a wide range of possum, wool, oilskin clothing and souvenirs. Natural coloured sheepskins, sheepskin slippers and footwear. We stock a wide range of the finest merino and possum clothing. We stock Merino Mink, Koru, Native World, McDonald, Lothlorian, Merino Possum, My Merino, Bay Road and other brands of Merino Possum and Merino clothing. We pride ourselves in being NZ made. Friendly and helpful staff to assist you. Eftpos and Mail order available.

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Mr Peacock, Colourful Clothing for All

Mr Peacock, Colourful Clothing for All

Beautifully hand crafted and colourful clothing locally made and designed in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Clothing designed by Emma Manhart, who has shown at NZ fashion week, and shop curated by Mark Kolff, Mr Peacock is something bright and different. We are also proud to stock exclusively NZ-made accessories, shoes, socks and underwear. Come and visit us at Mr Peacock, where there are no limits to the bright colours and wild prints you could discover yourself wearing. Find us located between Akaroa’s historic bank and St Peters Church on Rue Balguerie.

On 19 October 2018 Emma & Mark from Mr Peacock were interviewed by STUFF.

To view the article click HERE.

"More on who makes our clothes...this week we were catching up with Lynn from Gaidies Garments who does our cut, make and trim from her lovely little factory in Nelson. We got to speak about ethical fashion, Buy NZ Made, and being a Living Wage Aotearoa New Zealand accredited employer, ethically strutting our stuff at Akaroa and the Bays."

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Fire & Ice

Fire & Ice is a long established family business and one of Akaroa's iconic attractions. Owners, Margy, Dai & Esther travel the world to seek out fine quality crystals, mineral specimens, faceted gemstones and pearls which they bring back to the workshop for their jewellers to use in the designing and hand-crafting of their extensive range of jewellery.  Upon your visit you will experience helpful, knowledgeable staff passionate about what they create and sell and will take pleasure in showing you our extensive range of gemstone jewellery, New Zealand Greenstone and Paua Shell jewellery as well as the exquisite New Zealand Blue Paua Pearl.

We also stock pure essential oils, sourced from around the world, and our range of massage oils and synergies are blended on-site by our aromatherapist. Fire & Ice is a showcase of colour, light and fragrance from the earth - a "must-visit" when in Akaroa.. Quality Jewellery * Quality Service.

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