A extremely scenic 6.5 hour tour for visitors to Christchurch
Akaroa is a small holiday resort settlement 1.5 hours travelling time by road from Christchurch, travelling over the extremely scenic volcanic peninsula. Akaroa, being a quaint and very picturesque village situated on the edge of an extinct volcano harbour that has a history of both French and English influence in its layout and appearance. The area contains many places of interest such as boutique craft stores, quality restaurants and cafes, local history Museum, and specialty cheese tasting at a boutique cheese factory located in the edge of the harbour. For the more adventuresome one may take a cruise on the harbour, or alternatively visit the Giants House or partake in a leisurely walk around the historic village in general.
The journey to Akaroa includes travelling the now extinct volcano crater rims of both the Lyttelton and Akaroa harbours, and from the 475m (1500 feet) high vantage points along the way you will experience the many breathtaking views of the numerous bays located around the Volcanic Peninsula area.
Private Tour by luxury vehicle with driver/guide: NZ$195.00 pp Min charge NZ$540.00 (max 6) Larger group 'Private Tour' by arrangement. - When applicable, food and entry fees into attractions are additional.