What's on?

An event for every occasion and activities for every season. Akaroa and Banks Peninsula has an exciting calendar of events all year round.

Want to host your own event? Find out how Akaroa District Promotions can help organise and promote it here.

Wildside Discovery Tour Family Pass

30 Sep 2021 through to 28 Feb 2022

Wildside Discovery Tour Family Pass

30 Sep 2021 through to 28 Feb 2022

$196 Family pass (2ad & up to 2ch)  Save an extra $84 from our normal family price.

*Offer valid until February 2022

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Come with us on a 4WD safari to the spectacular, award-winning Wild Side Conservation area! Learn about the area’s rich history, native flora and fauna and Pohatu’s unique penguin conservation program. Our Nature Safaris offer stunning views of Akaroa Harbour, the outer coast, farm land and forested hillsides. Be greeted by the farm’s, friendly pet sheep and see White-Flippered penguins as we monitor nesting sites. If you’re lucky, you may even get the chance to see some of our rehabilitation efforts such as supplemental feedings and swim therapy.

Ideal for people on a day trip in Akaroa! Gives you the chance to learn more about Pohatu Penguins while still having time to explore our historic town. Everything mentioned above is included in the 2-Hour tour.

Tour Includes

  • Scenic drive by 4WD mini vans from Akaroa
  • Photos stops along the way with commentary about the area
  • Fully guided by experienced staff
  • Scenic Nature Safari
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Tūrangawaewae A Place to Stand Akaroa History and Nature Tour

18 Oct 2021 through to 28 Feb 2022

Tūrangawaewae A Place to Stand Akaroa History and Nature Tour

18 Oct 2021 through to 28 Feb 2022

Best Summer Ever! Through to end Feb 2022

Reconnect to Akaroa in a completely new way with this new deal!

https://theseventhgeneration.org/akaroa-history-maori-culture-nature-tours/

3 hours | Adult: NZ$120, Child: NZ$100
COVID SAFE Under Alert Level 2
10% OFF PROMOCODE: SUMMER

Discover the scenic beauty, history, nature and culture of Akaroa in one complete comprehensive tour. Visit some of the most important historic sites such as Takapuneke, the site of the Brig Elizabeth Te Rauparaha massacre, Onuku Marae where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed and Britomart Monument, the place of the British declaration of sovereignty. Experience fascinating natural sites like the Heritage Park that provides stunning views over Akaroa, the Wildside Project, a community-driven collaboration for predator control and the protection of native species, and the internationally renowned Hinewai Reserve. Learn about Tūrangawaewae, connection to place, Kaitiakitanga, guardianship and Manaakitanga. You will see, learn and experience the stories of our past, and leave with a sense of hope and inspiration for the future.

Book Tour

 

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Ethels Cinema Weekly Timetable

27 Oct 2021 through to 31 Jan 2022

Ethels Cinema Weekly Timetable

27 Oct 2021 through to 31 Jan 2022

Ethel's Cinema Timetable Thursday 2nd December - Wednesday 8th December 

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Aoraki Dragon Boat Akaroa 10s Race

12 Dec 2021 through to 12 Dec 2021

Aoraki Dragon Boat Akaroa 10s Race

12 Dec 2021 through to 12 Dec 2021

Akaroa 10's Aoraki Dragon Boating Race is back! 

Sunday 12th December 

Children's Bay 

Come down, support the teams and enjoy the day!

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Generation Homes La Grande Swim

26 Feb 2022

Generation Homes La Grande Swim

26 Feb 2022

Generation Homes La Grande Swim – 26 February 2022

Bonjour Akaroa! We’re back again in this picturesque seaside village, with an incredible line-up of swims to choose from, starting in the morning this time around to maximise the tranquil conditions in the bay.

The Generation Homes La Grande Swim is essential for your ‘Kiwi Summer Swimming Roadie’ if you’re taking on the only endurance distance in the Series, the 5km ‘Wainui to Akaroa’. Now that’s a reason to fist-pump the sky when you cross that finish line!

Why not make a weekend of it in the beautiful bay area and experience the distinctly French-influenced restaurants, boutiques and galleries.

Swims on offer:

  • Wainui to Akaroa – 5km – cross the Harbour in our longest swim of the Series
  • The Akaroa Bay – 2km
  • Beach to Rec Grounds – 750m
  • Banana Boat OceanKids 100m and 200m (7-12 years)

 

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Akaroa French Festival

29 Apr 2022 through to 1 May 2022

Akaroa French Festival

29 Apr 2022 through to 1 May 2022

Escape to picturesque Akaroa and immerse yourself in French culture, entertainment and romance as we celebrate Banks Peninsula's unique history at the biennial Akaroa French Festival. 29th April 2022 through to 1st May 2022. www.akaroafrenchfest.co.nz

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