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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Mr Peacock,
Colourful Clothing for All

Mr Peacock,
Colourful Clothing for All

Quality hand-crafted clothing designed in Akaroa by Emma Manhart and husband Mark Kolff, made in the South Island by talented small-scale makers. At Mr Peacock we create a unique world of colour, style and fashion. We pride ourselves on our great cut and designs from coats to dresses to fit the ‘real woman’ and a ‘bespoke’ range of shirts for both men and women. We love encouraging and helping people to dress with boldness and to explore their inner Peacock. Above all we want you to have fun strutting your stuff and feel special when wearing our clothes. So come and discover us now or check out our online shop at

You will find us located between Akaroa’s historic bank and St Peter’s Church on Rue Balguerie.

Open 5 Days

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Closed Monday & Tuesday

Outside of these hours we are happy to open by appointment.

Just call Mark on 0272703965

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Emma Manhart designer and co-owner of Mr Peacock has shown at NZ Fashion Week and is a previous WearableArt (WOW) award winner.

Emma and Mark are interviewed here by" STUFF" To view the article click HERE. 


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Barrys Bay Traditional Cheese

The original Barrys Bay Dairy Factory opened in 1895, so we are proud to have been operating for over 125 years! Originally one of 9 small dairy cooperatives on Bank Peninsula, Barrys Bay is the last surviving cheese factory and an icon of the area. To allow for expansion, our current cheese factory was built in 1953 and by all accounts was the most modern factory in NZ at the time. Today we still use traditional recipes & methods brought to NZ by the early English settlers, as well as some European style recipes we have picked up along the way. Some of our favourite cheeses are Havarti, Maasdam, Aged Gouda, Rinded Cheddar and Peninsula Blue. We believe using fresh, local milk is the key to producing such consistent, beautiful cheese. Stop in at our factory shop on your way to Akaroa, where you can watch the Cheesemakers in action through our viewing window on weekdays (Sept – May).

In the weekend and on non-make days, ask our team to play the DVD about our cheesemaking process. Enjoy complimentary cheese samples and shop our range of local wines, craft beer, preserves and other goodies on offer.

Our factory shop is open 7 days a week from 9am-5pm.

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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.

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Glowing Sky

The Glowing Sky story began at the very edge of the human world on Rakiura / Stewart Island, New Zealand. No more houses, just forest and 3,000 kms of the mighty Southern Ocean between us and Antarctica.

We remain a family owned and run company specialising in fine Merino Wool clothing. All of our garments are made here in New Zealand's South Island at our own small factory, and retail exclusively through our own 6 NZ shops and website.

Merino - Natures Super Fibre - keeps you warm in winter and cool in summer. Our clothing ranges from essential under garments, practical T-shirts & hoodies right through to luxurious wraps and ponchos. With clothing styles for both men and women you are sure to find something of interest at a visit to our Akaroa Store, the newest of the Glowing Sky stores.

Glowing Sky - Proudly Southern New Zealand!

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Current Hours:  Open every day 10 am to 4.30 pm.

Winter hours from Tuesday 6th April.

Open every day: 11am to 3.30 

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The Abditory invites you for a sensory degustation in the heart of Akaroa. 

Inside you’ll find stories that link up and come full circle. Artist and alchemist Rewa Rendall exhibits her brilliant photographs from her expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula. Inspired by Frank Hurley’s wet plate photography of the Antarctic on his adventure with Shackleton and Worsley, Rewa has taken up wet plate photography and invites you to take a seat in history and have your silver portrait taken. 

The Abditory is also home to Meniscus Wines, owned by Rewa’s parents, Gay and David. We offer wine tastings, or if you’d like to go up to the vineyard and enjoy the stunning Akaroa views, you can book a hamper with us and enjoy a lovely afternoon in the vines. 

Immerse yourself inside the Abditory; there is always more to find in the place of hidden things. 

Open Friday—Sunday 10AM – 4 PM 

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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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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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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 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.

8 November, 9am - 4pm

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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 quality mineral specimens, faceted gemstones and pearls, which they bring back to the workshop for their jewellers to use in the hand-crafting of their extensive range of jewellery.  Upon your visit you will experience helpful, knowledgeable staff passionate about what they create, and will take pleasure in showing you our exquisite range of Gemstone Jewellery, including New Zealand Greenstone, Paua Shell and 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.

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Pohatu Penguins Art and Crafts shop and Booking office

Looking for something different to offer? Come to browse our small souvenir shop to meet our friendly team and find the perfect gift. Arts and crafts from local artists including Jewelleries, Toys, T-shirts, Books and Photography.

If you’re looking for an activity, ask about Pohatu Penguin tours, Sea-kayaking safaris, Hiking tours and the famous Banks Track.

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NPD Akaroa Motor Garage

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

Summer Hours:

Monday - Friday 7am - 7pm
Saturday 7.30am - 7pm
Sunday 7.30am - 6pm
Closed on Christmas Day ONLY but 24hour fuel will still be available

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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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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! 

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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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