Christchurch (Akaroa), New Zealand

Akaroa is a charming historic fishing village on Banks Peninsula in the Canterbury region of the South Island of New Zealand. It is 82 kilometers by road from Christchurch. Set on a beautiful, sheltered harbor and overlooked by craggy volcanic hills, Akaroa is a popular resort town.

Many Hector's Dolphins may be found in the harbor, and 'swim with the dolphins' boat tours are a major tourist attraction. Other popular activities include harbor cruises, seal and penguin colony tours, walking, water sports and sailing.

Things to See and Do

* Swim with dolphins boat tour
* Harbor cruises
* Seal and penguin colony tours
* Village Walk
* Sailing

General information

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency - New Zealand dollar (NZD)
Language – English, Maori
Population – 576 approx
Electricity – 2 Angled pins and 1 flat pin centred below Australian style
Time - GMT plus 12 hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 64

Transport Links – Akaroa is accessed by SH75 coming from Christchurch, which winds over the hills of the peninsula with breathtaking views. You can also take a shuttle from Christchurch. The nearest airport and rail station are located in Christchurch.

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