Akaroa Attractions

Akaroa and the greater Banks Peninsula area offers many exciting and memorable tourist attractions. We recommend taking a cruise out on to the Akaroa harbour to view the native Hector’s Dolphins and other interesting aquatic life. There are many scenic walks that begin in Akaroa and take you up into the hills overlooking the picturesque harbour. If you have several days to spare, walking the Banks Peninsula Track is another great way to explore this beautiful region.



Black Cat Cruises

Black Cat Cruises

Offers boat cruises of the spectacular Akaroa harbour where native Hector's Dolphin, penguins and a variety of sea birds can be viewed in their natural environment.

French Farm Winery

French Farm Winery

Offers locally produced wine, a stunning French provincial style restaurant, set on 3.5 acres of well maintained gardens, boasting stunning dining views.

Akaroa Seal Colony Safaris

Akaroa Seal Colony Safaris

Offers guided, small-group tours to view New Zealand Fur Seals in their natural habitat. View ancient volcanic rock formations and enjoy spectacular ocean views.

Banks Peninsula Track

Banks Peninsula Track

Offers 35 km of spectacular volcanic coastline, pristine countryside, native bush, waterfalls and sandy beaches. Two or four day walking options available.

Pohatu Penguins

Pohatu Penguins

Offers guided tours by 4WD, on foot or via sea kayak to Pohatu Marine Reserve on Banks Peninsula, home to the largest Little Penguin colony on mainland New Zealand.

Akaroa Tourism Guide

Akaroa Tourism Guide

The official online tourism guide to visiting Akaroa including information on tourist attractions, accommodation, transport options, local events and more.