Port of Akaroa

Cruise Ship Tour Options

 

Akaroa & Christchurch - Premier Share Tour


Departs daily at 10:00 am


6 hour duration


11 Passenger Mercedes Luxury - shared tour


$110 per Adult & $70 per Child (4 to 14 years)


This fully escorted and comprehensive 6 hour tour of Akaroa, Christchurch and the wider Banks Peninsula region is highly informative, interactive and most importantly .... fun!


Tour Highlights


Historic Akaroa Township - a charming French inspired village


Robinsons Bay Lookout - catch a glimpse of your ship in Akaroa Harbour


Christchurch City Sights - key points of interest in the cities post-earthquake rebuild phase


Pop up Container Mall - unique post earthquake shopping alternative


Christchurch Botanic Gardens - exceptional Peacock Fountain, Rose Gardens, Begonia House


Crater Rim Views - dramatic sweeping views down the length of this magnificent Harbour

 

 

Quick Fire – Akaroa & Eastern Bays


Departs twice daily at 10:00 am & 1:30 pm


3 hour duration

11 Passenger Mercedes Luxury - shared tour


$65 per Adult & $40 per Child (4 to 14 years)


Get the best of both worlds. Take this fully escorted 3 hour Quick Fire Tour with us and you will still have plenty of time to explore charming Akaroa and all it has to offer.


Tour Highlights


Historic Akaroa Township - a charming French inspired village


Crater Rim Views - stunning views from elevation of the harbour & surrounding areas


Picturesque Eastern Bays - secluded haven and rugged coastlines


Summit Road lookout - Panorama of the Akaroa Peninsula & "The long Harbour"


Tikao Bay Lookout - Dramatic close up views of your cruise ship against the stunning back drop of the harbour entrance 

On our return to the seaside village of Akaroa, we offer as an added bonus the choice of various drop off points which include .. The Giants House, the markets and shops at the northern end of town, the Historic lighthouse or the tender wharf itself.



Private Charter Tours


Private charters for individuals or groups are also available on request.


Choose from one of our existing tour experiences below which include: Akaroa Cultural Triple Treat, Garden and Giants House and Farm & Giants House - or alternatively we can work with you to develop a special itinerary matching the specific needs and interests of your group.


Whatever way you choose, rest assured that a suitable vehicle will be used to accommodate your groups requirements and that one of our vastly experienced driver/guides will give you a very hands- on and fun day out!

 

Hyundai iMax | For 1 to a maximum of 6 Passengers
Elevated seating & large windows for enhanced viewing

Vehicle & Driver - Full Day $690.00

 

 


Mercedes Benz 17 Seater | For 15 to a max of 16 Passengers
Ultra spacious and comfortable, a superb touring vehicle
Vehicle & Driver – Full Day
7 to a maximum of 11 passengers = $1,190.00
12 to a maximum of 14 Passengers = $1,470.00
15 to a Maximum of 16 Passengers = $1,680.00 

  

 

 

Please note larger capacity vehicles, up to 55 passenger Luxury Touring Coaches, are available, price on application.


Akaroa Cultural Triple Treat


Departs at 10:00 am (Private Charter option only)


6 Hour duration


Our fully escorted 6 hour tour of Akaroa and its surrounding Banks Peninsula Bays is not only a cultural and historical highlight for most, but a paradise found for native bush and flora lovers of all kind.


Tour Highlights


Historic Akaroa township - a charming French inspired village


Crater Rim views - catch a glimpse of your ship in Akaroa Harbour


Picturesque Eastern Bays - secluded havens and rugged coastlines


Okains Bay Moari and Colonial Museum - cultural, educational & interactive attractions.


Fishermans Bay Garden - a botanical masterpiece in the midst of a working farm


Garden & Giant's House


Departs at 10:00 am (Private Charter option only)


6 Hour duration


Both Fisherman's Bay and The Giants House are considered two of New Zealand's "Gardens of Significance" and are as different as chalk is to cheese. New Zealand highlights not to be missed on this fully escorted tour.


Tour Highlights


Historic Akaroa township - a charming French inspired village


Crater Rim views - catch a glimpse of your ship in Akaroa Harbour


Fisherman's Bay Garden - a Botanical masterpiece in the midst of a working farm


The Giants House - a vision for the eyes with flamboyant sculptures and playful mosaic features, all among colourful terraced gardens


Farm & Giant's House


Departs at 10:00 am (Private Charter only)


6 Hour duration


The Farm & Giant's House Tour not only encompasses the history and scenic attributes of Akaroa and its surrounds, but also showcases what life is like on a working New Zealand Farm. On this 6 hour fully escorted tour, you will also embrace quirky Kiwi art at its best while at the Giant's House.


Tour Highlights


Historic Akaroa township - a charming French inspired village


Crater Rim views - catch a glimpse of your ship in Akaroa Harbour


Manderley Farm Tour - sheep sharing and dog demonsrtations on a working farm


The Giants House - a vision for the eyes with flamboyant sculptures and playful mosaic features, all among colourful terraced gardens.

 

 

 

Please note larger capacity vehicles, up to 55 passenger Luxury Touring Coaches, are available, price on application.

 

 


What makes us better?


•We have fun and it shows

•Worry-free guarantee

•Short & long tour options

•Quality vehicles - spacious & comfortable

•Sharing personal experiences

•Local knowledge from real Kiwis

•Flexible itineraries

•Transparent pricing


 

Tour South passengers ready to depart

 

 

Historic Akaroa Lighthouse

 

 

Akaroa Harbour from Robinsons Bay

 

 

Top of the harbour from the Hilltop

 

 

Touring Party admiring Lake Forsyth

 

 

Dramatic views of Lyttelton Harbour

 

 

Stunningly beautiful Rose Garden

 

 

Unique Container Re-start Mall

 

 

The Tour South Team

 

 

Picturesque Akaroa Harbour

 

Beautiful harbour views

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Tour South Reviews On Tripadvisor

  • Personal tours for groups of 6 and above
  • Larger groups, multiple vehicles
  • Local knowledge flexible tours
  • Approximately 6 hours guaranteed return to ship on-time
  • Airport pickups
  • Multi night South Island tours
  • Wine country, farms, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch