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Akaroa & the Bays have lots of exciting accommodation options - B&Bs, backpackers, cabins, camp sites, cottages, hostels, hotels, houses, lodges, motels, retreats; hosted, catered, self-contained; Akaroa village, rural inner harbour and outer bays accommodation ranges from basic to luxurious. The relaxed, romantic ambience makes Akaroa & the Bays an ideal place for celebrating life's special milestones. Decide your budget, style, location and occasion and come and stay for more than a day.

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  • Dotted throughout Te Wepu’s 30ha of working farmland and bush are three sleeping pod sites. Each site has two pods; a dedicated sleeping pod which sleeps two and each has a spectacular view of the Onawe Peninsula and French Farm Bay. Each site has its own private setting including wood fired hot tub, fire pit, WiFi, an eco-friendly waterless Bio loo, camping facilities including a gas BBQ, and delicious fresh spring water. The other pod is your utility pod which includes a composting bio loo, a gas fridge, changing area with towels and bathrobes for your hot tub experience.

    Location250 Wainui Main Road, RD2, Akaroa 7582

    Emailreservations@tewepu.co.nz

    Phone0800 TEWEPU or 0800 839378

    from (NZD)$300
  • Luxury motel + waterfront apartment accommodation at its very best!. Superior king size studios with double spa baths, 2 bedroom suites with king and queen beds or the deluxe super-king honeymoon suites – Tresori guarantees to make your stay memorable. Two minute stroll to the waterfront cafés.

    LocationCnr Rue Jolie & Church St, Akaroa

    Emailreservations@tresori.co.nz

    Phone03 304 7500

    from (NZD)$135
  • Nestled on Rue Jolie, in the heart of Akaroa's Historic Precinct is Villa 114. Empty for several years it has been lovingly restored and styled by Ali Chaffey. Featuring two ensuite Luxury Suites each with clawfoot baths, underfloor heating and Perrin & Rowe fittings. Super king sized beds with luxury linen. Smart TV’s, unlimited Wifi, Netflix, air conditioning and wonderful views up to the mountains. A chef by trade, let Ali cater for your every need. Have a romantic, candlelit dinner by the fire or a BBQ on the deck. 

    Location114 Rue Jolie, Akaroa

    Emailali@114.co.nz

    Phone027 626 2476

    from (NZD)$375
  • Wainui Park offers accommodation, conference rooms, catering and can tailor a programme of team building activities designed specifically for your group. From high ropes to coasteering and kayaking, our highly trained and enthusiastic volunteer staff team will ensure you have memories and an experience that will last a life time. Wainui Park is a favourite venue for a huge number of schools, community groups and corporate groups from all over the South Island. We have something to offer all types of groups, as well as a camp ground open to families and individuals.

    Location95 Wainui Valley Road

    Emailwainui@ymcachch.org.nz

    Phone03 304 8460

  • Located in the heart of the village, just a minute's walk from the Information Centre, A La Villa offers you boutique homely accommodation at an affordable price. Free WIFI. Keith delights in welcoming guests. There are several rooms at varying prices which are all comfortable and cosy. All have ensuites. Singles and doubles welcome. One night stays are also welcome, even in the summer. The whole house can be hired if desired. Can sleep 14. 

    Location67 Rue Jolie

    Emailalavillaakaroa@gmail.com

    Phone021306083

    from (NZD)$150
  • An upstairs modern apartment for private rental.   Queen bedroom - spacious bathroom - shower & bath.   Fabulous deck for sun & terrific views – peaceful & private.  Open plan kitchen dining, living, (& laundry).  Complimenting Akaroa’s historic precinct.  An easy five minute stroll to the shops, restaurants & activities.  The apartment is fully linened & cleaned on departure - for the best of rest & relaxation.  Double glazed with heat-pump & gas fire. For two adults only - Enquiries welcome.

    Location13 Aylmer's Valley Road, Akaroa

    Emailinfo@akaroahouse.co.nz

    Phone0800 211 008 or 021 425 476

    from (NZD)$225
  • The Akaroa Coastal Cottage enjoys magnificent sea views from its secluded setting in native bush. Wake to a chorus of bellbirds, look for dolphins from the terrace or lie back with a book and watch our magnificent mamaku tree-fern koru unfurl. Our coastal retreat sits harmoniously in its rural environment, totally private and seemingly remote yet it is only a short drive or an easy walk from Akaroa on a quiet, scenic road. The cottage sleeps 6 and is sunny, warm and well-equipped with modern appliances, barbeque, heat pump, large bath, SkyTV and WiFi. 

    Location296 Onuku Rd, Akaroa

    Emaildaveyjjos@gmail.com

    Phone027 484 8830

    from (NZD)$165
  • We warmly invite you to stay with us in the Akaroa Coastal Studio, perched above native bush, with spectacular views of the harbour. Attached to our modern home, it is a quiet, private room with its own entrance, queen-bed, kitchenette and ensuite bathroom. Studio guests enjoy private use of our outdoor spa pool. Tea/coffee facilities, fridge, microwave, WiFi, SkyTV are included and delicious continental breakfast hampers can be provided on request. Not suitable for children. Enjoy native birdsong, stunning sunsets, the sound of the sea and the peacefulness of this seaside property.

    Location310 Onuku Rd, Akaroa

    Emaildaveyjjos@gmail.com

    Phone027 484 8830

    from (NZD)$165
  • Nestled in New Zealand native bush overlooking Akaroa, our Cottages offer one of the most private and serene holiday retreats. Akaroa Cottages, set on 12 acres of private bush land, is only 85 kilometres from Christchurch in New Zealand. Akaroa Cottages offers a private and peaceful setting and accommodation with stunning panoramic views of the harbour and sea. Fully self contained and only a 10 minute walk into Akaroa.

    Location6888 Christchurch Akaroa Road, Akaroa

    Emailmanager@akaroahbc.co.nz

    Phone03 304 7195

    Fax03 304 7672

    from (NZD)$150
  • Newly renovated, you deserve the best. Our premium location is complimented by our superior guest facilities. Large studio apartments with views over the harbour. Private balconies, double glazed and under floor heating. 5 Sky channels and free WiFi. Felicity and Murray pride themselves on providing a comprehensive service whether you are enjoying a holiday or require professional facilities for that next important conference. 

    Location75 Rue Jolie, Akaroa

    Emailinfo@holidayakaroa.com

    Phone0800 252 762

    Fax03 304 7850

    from (NZD)$133
  • Akaroa FyrneBrooke House is a luxury Boutique Bed and Breakfast tucked away in central Akaroa in beautiful park-like gardens filled with old world Roses and Rhododendrons with a stunning native bush backdrop. The downstairs bedroom opens to tranquil surroundings and the upstairs bedrooms have lovely views of the hills, bush and Akaroa.  Akaroa FyrneBrooke House has charming classic English furnishings throughout, with the TV Room, Lounge and Breakfast Room opening to the garden. Akaroa FyrneBrooke House has many walking tracks close by for you to enjoy. Rooms can be booked or the entire house. 

    Location15b Rue Balguerie, Akaroa

    Emailakaroabonjour@gmail.com

    PhoneAli +64 27 520 6660 or Charl +64 021 779 771

    from (NZD)$275
  • Akaroa House - stunning views - enjoy Bed and Breakfast in beautifully restored heritage home - set in peaceful grounds with sea & village views from every room. Offering King bedroom with French Tub en-suite.  Upstairs we can accommodate two to four guests (same group) in two bedrooms with own private full bathroom. An easy stroll to activities, shops, restaurants and beach - peaceful setting away from main street bustle. Akaroa House - rest, relaxation . Also Private Akaroa Apartment - Email us with your dates. 

    Location13 Aylmer's Valley Road

    Emailinfo@akaroahouse.co.nz

    Phone0800 211 008 or 021 425 476

    from (NZD)$250
  • We have three unique waterfront designer apartments each with spectacular views of Akaroa Harbour. The three architecturally designed apartments are just metres from the water, and a short waterfront walk to the village centre. Each apartment is self contained, with beautiful ensuites, a sophisticated mix of classic and contemporary interiors, decking and sea views. Choose one special apartment or, for your extended family or larger group, combine the top two apartments, or all three.

    Location229 Beach Road, Akaroa

    Emailenquiries@akaroaonthebeach.com

    Phone021 336349

    from (NZD)$125
  • Akaroa Top 10 Holiday Park has very affordable, quality accommodation, ranging from brand new standard cabins to recently renovated, full self-contained units as well as tent and power sites all with excellent views. Facilities include an adventure playground and swimming pool.

    Location96 Morgans Road, Akaroa

    Emailakaroa.holidaypark@xtra.co.nz

    Phone03 304 7471

    Fax03 304 7471

    from (NZD)$32
  • The only motel in Akaroa on the water's edge. 24 spacious 1, 2, & 3 bedroom units. Quiet location- listen to the birds, not the traffic. Private spa in tropical setting. Private jetty-boats for hire. Sky TV, DVD Players, library. Free WIFI, special Winter rates. Great for a romantic getaway! Only a minute's walk to shops, cafes and the heart of Akaroa.

    Location56 - 64 Rue Jolie, Akaroa

    Emailinfo@akaroawaterfront.co.nz

    Phone03 304 7484 or 0508 928 373

    Fax03 304 5858

    from (NZD)$125
  • From family retreats to harbour view escapes, discover unique holiday homes for rent in the Bachcare collection in Akaroa and throughout the Banks Peninsula region. We have properties suitable for every budget, all with instant online booking. As New Zealand’s leading short term rental management company, we have over 1,500 pre-serviced holiday homes throughout the country and with over 100,000 guests choosing to book their holidays with us annually, you can know you're in good hands. Your friendly local Holiday Manager will prepare your holiday home for you, greet you on arrival and is available throughout your entire stay.

    Location109 Rue Jolie-Manager

    Emailenquiries@bachcare.co.nz

    Phone0800 42 22 42

    from (NZD)$120
  •  Luxury Boutique Accommodation. Banks House Akaroa, offers luxury accommodation and harbour views to discerning guests who enjoy heritage, character and the charm of a bygone era. Banks House is a ‘sister property’ of Beaufort House Akaroa (formerly Wilderness House) www.beauforthouse.co.nz

     

     

     

    Location158 Rue Jolie, Akaroa

    Email info@bankshouse.co.nz

    Phone+64 3 3047517 or +64 21 1904456

    from (NZD)$275
  • Come and spend a night in our lovely traditional wooden barn, situated in the landscaped grounds of our Vineyard at French Farm. Whilst only a short stroll from the waterfront, you will enjoy the peace and tranquility of this picturesque valley on the shores of Akaroa Harbour. The Barn has a romantic timber lined Attic Room with a sleeping area containing one queen size bed and two large singles, as well as a sitting area with TV. We can provide extra sleeping accommodation if required.

    Location87 French Farm Valley Road

    Emailfrenchfarmbarn@gmail.com

    Phone021 904488

    from (NZD)$160
  • Beaufort House Akaroa (formerly Wilderness House), offers luxury boutique accommodation and harbour views to discerning guests who enjoy heritage, character and the charm of a bygone era. The house is furnished with English & European antiques of the era. A gourmet breakfast is included, served on white linen, silver, china and vintage glassware, a perfect relaxing start to the day! Complimentary glass of wine and canapés in the evening with your hosts Noel and Sharon. Free WI-FI access, SKY TV in the guest lounge. Established trees and birdlife abound & the boutique vineyard at the rear of the property with the original servants quarters gives a wonderful peaceful and tranquil setting. 

    Location42 Rue Grehan, Akaroa

    Emailinfo@beauforthouse.co.nz

    Phone03 304 7517 or 021 190 4456

    from (NZD)$310
  • Located centrally within the charming and historic French settlement village of Akaroa, the elegant Blythcliffe is a short, level stroll from the many excellent cafes, restaurants and local attractions. John and Lesley are lucky enough to live at Blythcliffe, they really enjoy welcoming guests to share its special history and place in Akaroa. They’re very well-travelled around NZ and happy to offer handy local travel knowledge. Built in 1857, Blythcliffe sits within its own three acres of extensive private grounds and is listed as an Historic Place Category 1 with Heritage New Zealand, Pouhere Taonga. 

    Location37 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa

    EmailLBH@blythcliffe.co.nz

    Phone+64 021 527184

    from (NZD)$265
  • A friendly base to explore the stunning Akaroa village & Banks' Peninsula. Two homely historic houses, private cabins and dorm rooms available, a bed for every budget! Dolphin swim or wildlife kayak, join a penguin safari or enjoy discounted bike hire for guests. Return for a BBQ dinner in our sunny riverside garden or enjoy our cosy lounge and roaring fire for trading travellers tales. Free 200 MB WiFi on arrival.

    Location57 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa

    Emailakaroahostel@gmail.com

    Phone03 304 7782

    from (NZD)$27
  • Picturesque budget accommodation (queen, doubles, twins & dorm beds) with secluded garden, close to all amenities. Enjoy free gourmet brewed coffee, tea & spices. Free wifi, mountain bikes, fishing rods, & walking maps. Discounted trips on the Fox II (Dec - May).

    Location50 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa

    Emailinfo@chezlamer.co.nz

    Phone03 304 7024

    Fax03 304 7024

    from (NZD)$30
  • Situated 83Kms from Christchurch, sign posted, just off SH75, only 10Kms by road from Akaroa Village.  We are one of the Holiday Parks on the Peninsula situated right on the water’s edge. Two large level terraces have powered and non-powered sites. We also have 1 self- contained Tourist Flat and 3 standard cabins, 2 with lovely views of the harbour. Neighbourhood shopping, hotel, garage, great 18 hole golf course and Barry Bays cheese factory nearby.  An ideal base for visiting all the beautiful bays on the Peninsula and doing some of the wonderful activities available – walks, mountain bike riding, kayaking etc.

    Location19A Seafield Road, Duvauchelle

    Emailoffice@duvauchelleholidaypark.co.nz

    Phone03 304 5777

    from (NZD)$25
  • The Duvauchelle Seaside Motel offers ground floor and first floor apartments with stunning hill and sea views, and is situated on the shore of Akaroa Harbour in the small community of Duvauchelle, which is only a 10 minute drive from the village of Akaroa. Its central location enables easy access to all parts of Banks Peninsula. 

    LocationOnawe Flat Road

    Emailinfo@duvauchelleseasidemotel.co.nz

    Phone03 304 5830

    from (NZD)$130
  • Elegant and contemporary boutique accommodation. Peaceful location, set in natural bush gardens. Awaken to the sound of birdsong; enjoy a full continental breakfast on your private balcony with great views of the harbour. The beach is a 5 minute walk away, and the town is a gentle 15 minute walk along the harbour. New Zealand natural toiletries, luxurious Egyptian linen and a chilled bottle of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc awaits your arrival. We offer two queen rooms with exquisite en-suite showers ‘Stanley Room’ and ‘Lavaud Room’.

    Location11 Stanley Place, Akaroa

    Emailinfo@elevenstanleyplace.co.nz

    Phone0064 3304 7577 or 0064 27304 7578

    from (NZD)$310
  • French Bay House is a beautiful historic villa nestled in the heart of Akaroa. With stunning gardens and an iconic architectural style, it is the most photographed villa in Akaroa. The house is parallel to Beach Road where you will find a delightful array of boutique shops, restaurants, historic sites and artisan galleries. It is an easy stroll to the wharf where you can choose from award winning nature cruises, swimming with dolphins or penguin tours. Book yourself a kayak or paddleboat, or meander around the waterfront to stop and enjoy a snack in one of the several garden cafes. 

    Location113 Rue Jolie, Akaroa

    Email113frenchbayhouse@gmail.com

    Phone+64 27 3390944

    from (NZD)$250
  • French Cottage, [circa 1860’s] Akaroa. One of the original French Settlers cottages, built of local Banks Peninsula Totara pit sawn timber, quaint, and warm. ‘Loved and cherished by all that stay, the old history and tranquillity, so easy and so central to enjoy’. The cottage is really suited for 2 couples. The cottage is situated 15 Rue Balguerie, just off the main Rue Lavaud, 50mtrs up from the museum and BNZ bank. It is a short walk to the supermarket, visitors centre, restaurants, Dalys wharf and the main beach, so very central to walk ever where on your stay.

    Location15 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa

    Emailakaroabonjour@gmail.com

    Phone+64 021 779771 Charl,+64 027 5206660 Ali.

    from (NZD)$275
  • Beautiful French Farm Winery has four luxury boutique studios. All have their own kitchenettes and either queen or king beds. Lovely courtyard seating/BBQ area with French style fountain. Spa nestled beside a stream and access to the Licensed Bar with lovely seating areas with view of French Farm Bay. Large grounds with petanque court. Private, secluded and peaceful but not remote. Fly in by helicopter or enjoy the drive. French Farm Gardens just across the road and the Alpacca farm just around the corner offer some of the activities available.

    Location12 Winery Road, French Farm, RD2 Akaroa 7582

    Emailinfo@frenchfarmwinery.co.nz

    Phone03 304 5784

    from (NZD)$225
  • Escape to Okains Bay, one of Banks Peninsulas unique and beautiful bays. Kawatea is a gracious historic homestead set in mature gardens, surrounded by 1500 acres of coastal land farmed by the family for five generations. Enjoy the secluded beaches with panoramic views and excellent swimming and walking opportunities. Learn about Maori culture and the life of the early settlers at the acclaimed Okains Bay museum. Join us in the evening for creative country fare from our garden whilst sharing experiences with fellow travellers.

     

     

    Location1048 Okains Bay Road, Okains Bay

    Emailkawatea@xtra.co.nz

    Phone03 304 8621

    Fax03 304 8621

    from (NZD)$140
  • L'abri is located above the beautiful Takamatua bay, 3 kms from Akaroa. This beautiful B&B is on a breath taking site and offers luxury in a modern home with privacy, comfort and relaxation in mind. All rooms have very comfortable beds, free WIFI, TV, tea, a coffee machine, chocolates, home baking and private decks. Once you arrive at L'abri you can leave the stress behind and unwind. Extensive views, meandering gardens along with abundant wild life. Gourmet breakfasts overlooking the bay.  Or an alternative accommodation choice is the garden studio/cottage. Here you can have a continental breakfast basket providing added privacy.

    Location7 Takamatua Bay Road, Takamatua

    Emailbookings@labri.co.nz

    Phone03 304 7833

    Fax03 304 7833

    from (NZD)$240
  • Panoramic harbour views from the bar, restaurant and accommodation. We are in the centre of Akaroa opposite the sea. We have five self contained units that are serviced daily, a licensed restaurant and bar, and wonderful indoor or outdoor dining. During winter special rates apply, plus a warm open fire, candlelight dining and soft quiet music. We have excellent off street parking and a warm welcome is assured.

    Location75 Beach Road, Akaroa

    Emailinfolhotel75@gmail.com

    Phone03 304 7842

    Fax03 304 7455

    from (NZD)$140
  • La Rochelle Motel offers a modern & contemporary complex with a mix of King or Queen Studio's & a 2 Bedroom Apartment. Each unit has it's own private patio or balcony overlooking our native garden & tranquil stream boundary. All are equipped with a kitchenette, 5 Sky channels, iPod docks and Free Wifi. Off street parking is also available. It’s conveniently situated only a short walk from some of Akaroa’s best cafes and restaurants. Relaxing, comfortable and affordable accommodation at it’s best!!

    Location1 Rue Grehan, Akaroa

    Emailinfo@larochellemotel.co.nz

    Phone0800 452 762 or 03 304 8762

    from (NZD)$120
  • 4 Luxury apartments, 2 & 3 bedrooms, full kitchen, dining & lounge with private sunny balconies. Sky TV,  lock up and covered parking.  We are only 50 metres from all the fun and action on the new waterfront promenade and the main wharf. 

    Location5 Church St, Akaroa

    Emailrelax@lestroupes.co.nz

    Phone03 304 8055

    from (NZD)$170
  • Mt Vernon Lodge boasts a range of accommodation options to suit everyone, from singles, couples, or groups of up to 50 people. Whether it’s a family gathering, corporate retreat, or a romantic getaway for two, Mt Vernon’s private surroundings are a great place to celebrate any occasion.  A beautiful, natural and peaceful retreat where the only noise is the sound of birdsong. Our lodge has six ensuite units plus a communal lounge with a sunken fireplace and fully equipped kitchen. The Chalets & Alpine lodge are comfortable, self-contained accommodation and for couples, our cottages offer romantic accommodation for two.  

     

    Location33 Purple Peak Road, Akaroa

    Emailinfo@mtvernon.co.nz

    Phone03 304 7180

    from (NZD)$180
  • Mumfords is a luxury, secluded, self contained, waterfront property and is set in 20 hectares of gardens, trees and native bush, all for your exclusive enjoyment. We have uninterrupted views of the harbour and hills of Banks Peninsula. Wheel chair friendly. Besides seclusion we offer all comforts and treats including Skye, flat screened TV, DVD player, broadband, computer, printer, large BBQ, and log burner. Breakfast and picnic hampers are optional extras. Special prices for more than 1 night and longer. Ask us about our special rates for autumn and winter.

    Location228 Onuku Road, Akaroa

    Emailonuku228@gmail.com

    Phone+64 03 3047680

    from (NZD)$330
  • An iconic landmark since 1896, Oinako holds a cherished place in the heart of Akaroa’s French heritage. Now yours to enjoy, indulge in premier Bed and Breakfast accommodation in our gorgeous historic home. Elegant rooms, superb harbour views, beautiful period features and peaceful surroundings await. Delicious, leisurely breakfasts are served in the original dining room overlooking the garden. Perfectly located to enjoy the many charms of Akaroa, the main pier, restaurants, shops and excursions are just a two-minute stroll away. Escape the demands of everyday life, embrace simple pleasures and truly relax. Welcome to Oinako, a special place to be.

    Location99 Beach Road, Akaroa

    Emailinfo@oinako.co.nz

    Phone021 645 583

    from (NZD)$295
  • Idyllic setting on the edge of the bush overlooking Akaroa Harbour. 5 kms from township. 2 rustic cabins with private verandahs. Shared facilities. Solar powered. Unique views. Native bush & birds. No cars (car park 200 meters from cabins). Children welcome. Join milking session. Feed the bunnies. We can organise swimming with dolphins and rent-a-kayak. Walking tracks start at the door. 

    LocationHamiltons Road, Onuku

    Emailinfo@bushretreat.co.nz

    Phone021 520 164

    from (NZD)$80
  • The Loft at Potters Croft is situated above the Grehan Stream overlooking a magnificent 2 acre garden featuring a pond, rose arbours, expansive lawns and pathways, all yours to explore and relax in. 350m from the main street of Akaroa and a 5 minute walk to the village, yet peaceful and private. The Loft is separate from the main house with its own entrance and deck. Kitchenette with self catering facilities, continental breakfast in fridge, Sky TV, i-pod dock, free WI-FI, private courtyard.

    Location57 Rue Grehan, Akaroa

    Emailinfo@potterscroft.co.nz

    Phone03 304 8865

    from (NZD)$180
  • Affordable B&B for travellers. Rosemary offers 2 rooms in a lovely quiet location only 4 minutes walk to the main wharf and Cafes. Guests can enjoy the large garden taking in the view from the long verandah. Enjoy this special historic home which is situated next to the Garden of Tane, a bush reserve. Enjoy the sound of native bird song while relaxing in spacious comfort.

    Location16 Aubrey Street, Akaroa

    Emailrosemary@akaroanz.co.nz

    Phone03 304 7609 or 027 6956981

    from (NZD)$100
  • Dream a little, shoot for the stars and while away a moment in luxurious comfort in your own Silo.  Designed for couples to enjoy the perfect urban escape the bedroom provides a haven of intimacy where you can close off the world outside, open the ceiling hatch and star gaze.  Each self-contained silo contains a TV/DVD player + multi-functional music headboard to play your tunes, charge your devices and provide moody lighting.  Queen bed, ensuite, kitchenette, upstairs balcony with views, free off street parking, free wifi and adjacent to one of NZ’s finest art galleries and the Little River Cafe.

    LocationChristchurch Akaroa State Highway 75

    Emailinfo@silostay.kiwi.nz

    Phone03 3251977

    from (NZD)$200