Play it Safe

Akaroa is ready to welcome you, your family, and friends in a relaxing, safe environment. This is the perfect time for locals to explore their own backyard and discover some hidden gems.  We want you to feel comfortable to visit Akaroa to reconnect with nature, enjoy our local eateries, go shopping and relax in this beautiful seaside setting.

Below is a list of special winter holiday packages for you and your family, or friends, to enjoy. Winter is great time to escape to Akaroa to get close to nature and soak up the tranquillity of this seaside village. You can take advantage of these great offers by either booking direct with the tourism operators or, if indicated, via Akaroa’s i-site.

Escape to Akaroa- Enjoy Nature’s Playground- Play It Safe

Akaroa Mid-Winter Family Special Deal

Akaroa Mid-Winter Family Special Deal

Family time in Akaroa
Stay at the Akaroa Waterfront Motels, Book a 2 bedroom unit and receive a free upgrade to a waterfront Family unit or a waterfront 3 bedroom(subject to availability), free wifi, free use of all outdoor games and sport equipment, and a free late check out at 11.30am
Join the multi-award winning Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise with your family. Cruise and explore Akaroa Harbour with live commentary from our friendly local skipper. Admire the majestic sceneryand wonderful wildlife as we cruise for two hours in the comfort of our spacious catamaran. We offer a Hector’s dolphin guarantee and will honour a full refund should we have to cancel due toweather. Complimentary tea and coffee are served.
Finally head to Pot Pourri shop and enjoy a free tasting of the delicious homemade fudge, before spending your $25.00 value voucher (only costs $20 already added to your accommodation price)
A great deal at $375 instead of $540, valid Sunday to Thursday only from 1st July until the 31st August 2020 (for 2 adults and 2 children up to 15 years)

Click here to take advantage of this amazing Package.

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Ultimate Penguin Experience

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Ultimate Penguin Experience

Stay 2 nights at La Rochelle where you will enjoy our lovely King Studio's & stretch out in a Super King size bed. Relax on your own sunny patio or balcony overlooking our stream boundary and NZ native garden. You will also receive a free continental breakfast for two people.

Choose the morning for your Pohatu Penguins Sea Kayak adventure where you explore the outer coast of Pohatu Marine Reserve and marvel at its spectacular towering cliffs, rock stacks, reefs, and deep sea caves. Observe the diverse wildlife and marine species such as penguins, seals, various sea birds and possibly the world's smallest dolphin!
Best of all, no experience necessary! Trips are only run in settled, safe conditions by experienced and knowledgeable guides. Your safety is our top priority.

After a break you will join our Penguin Evening Tour where you will get great insight into a penguin's life and an opportunity to see the birds close by. Also, from the hides on the side of a hill, you can view penguin’s undisturbed and socializing on water, using camouflage gear and binoculars.

A great deal at$528 instead of $658 for 2 person Valid  Monday-Thursdays until the 1st September

Note: The penguin experience starts 11.15am and you will be back by 6/6.30pm. It is recommended to do the kayaking and evening tour on one day as it is in the same area.

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Akaroa Special Offers

Akaroa Special Offers

Special winter holiday packages for you and your family, or friends, to enjoy.

Akaroa Golf Club
Family Package $50
2 person cart package 
4 person cart package 
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Canterbury Trails - Akaroa Day Tour
Get 15% off  Akaroa Day tour with Harbour cruise and lunch 
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Silo Stay 
SiloSnuggle up on a Winter's Weeknight for just $175
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Mt Vernon lodge
2 Night stay for 2 people only $199 
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Shamarra Alpaca Farm Tours
Family Alpaca Farm Tour
Winter Family Package $95 (2 adults/2 kids)
Click here to found out more  

 

Akaroa Dolphins Winter Deals 
$200 Family Pass.
NZ Winter 20% Discount.
Click here to found out more
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Shopping

Akaroa Businesses Open 

Akaroa 4-Square
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Sunday - Thursday 8am - 6:30pm, Friday and Saturday 8am - 7pm.
 
Akaroa Butchery & Deli 2011
Website
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Akaroa Pharmacy
Open 9.30am to 5pm Mon to Fri
Closed weekends
 
Akaroa Salmon - Wainui Wharf sale
Website
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Akaroa Woolshed Gallery & Woolworx
Website
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BNZ Bank
Mon- Fri, 10.00am-3.00pm (closed for lunch from 12.30-1.00)
 
Barrys Bay Cheese
Website
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Blue Pearl Gallery
Website
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Faultline Gallery
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Fire & Ice
Website
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Glowing Sky
Website
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Hetties
Website
 
Little River Gallery
Website
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Mr Peacock
Website
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NPD Akaroa Motor Garage
Mon-Fri 7am-6pm Sat 7.30am -6pm, Sun 7.30am - 5pm 
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Peninsula Trading Post
Website
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Pot Pourri & Fudge
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Studio Sixty Seven 
Website
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Eateries

Akaroa Businesses Open for trading 

Booking is recommended for Evening Dinning 

 

Akaroa Fish & Chip Shop 
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Bully Hayes 
Website
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Harbar
Website
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La Thai
Website
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L’Escargot Rouge Deli Café
Website
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Madeira Hotel
Website
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Ma Maison
Website
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Peninsula General Store
Website
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The Electric Kitchen
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The Brasserie Kitchen & Bar
Website
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The Trading Rooms 
Website
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Where to Stay

Where to Stay

Akaroa Businesses Open 

 

Akaroa Coastal Retreat
Holiday homes and cottage
B&B & Homestays
Website
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Akaroa TOP10 Holiday Park
Holiday Park & Camping Ground
Website


Akaroa Village Inn
Motel & Apartments
Website

 

Akaroa Waterfront Motels
Motel & Apartments
Website
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Blythcliffe B N B
B&B & Homestays
Website
Facebook

 

Criterion Motel
Motel & Apartments
Website

 

Duvauchelle Holiday Park:
Holiday Park & Camping Ground
Website

 

French Bay House B n B
B&B & Homestays
Website
Facebook

 

La Rochelle
Motel & Apartments
Website
Facebook

 

Mt Vernon Lodge
Motel & Apartments
Website

 

Newton Heights Bed & Breakfast
B&B & Homestays
Email
Facebook

 

SiloStay
Motel & Apartments
Website
Facebook

 

Tresori Motor Lodge
Motel & Apartments
Website
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Activities & Culture

Activities & Culture

Akaroa Businesses Open - 

Akaroa Dolphins Harbour Nature Cruises
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Akaroa French Connection
Departing Christchurch at 9am and 4pm from Akaroa daily
Website
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Akaroa Golf Club
Website
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Akaroa Museum
Website
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Akaroa Eastern Bays Scenic Mail Run
Website
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Akaroa Winery, 
Tours and Tastings by appointment only
03 3048990 or manager@takamatuavalley.co.nz
Website

 

BlackCat Harbour Nature Cruise
Website
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Canterbury Trails
Boutique personalised tours to Akaroa
Website
Facebook

Pohatu Penguins Tours & Sea Kayaking
Website
Facebook

 

Shamarra Alpacas
Website
Facebook

Southern Wanderers
Website
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The Giants House 
Website
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