Exploring on Foot | Akaroa – New Zealand

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Exploring on Foot

Before you start, visit the Akaroa Adventure Centre and choose from the comprehensive range of brochures and maps to enhance your walk experience or go to the page on our web site HERE.   Click on the Akaroa insert for Akaroa walks.

Exploring on Foot:
By sea or land, guided or on your own there is plenty to explore within the township and areas around Akaroa.
Walking is an ever popular activity with visitors and no wonder, with charming vistas and stunning views to reward every footstep. Whether you are looking for a gentle stroll around the town or something more energetic there is a beautiful walk to suit every need.

The "Village Walk" series offers gentle routes through the Akaroa reserves, visiting places of historic interest such as the French Cemetery and the Britomart Monument where the British raised the Union Jack just before the French arrived. Families with children will enjoy the Garden of Tane, exploring a myriad of tracks to discover special trees, the old fashioned play ground and the atmospheric cemeteries.

For the more ambitious walkers the "Country Walk" series offers routes ranging from two hours to all day, Walk the Woodills track and stop half way at quirky Tree Crop Farm for refreshments, or branch up to the Heritage Park. For a real leg stretcher climb 800m to the top of Stony Bay Peak behind Akaroa, and appreciate views stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the Southern Alps.

To see conservation in action, visit one of the numerous Department of Conservation reserves on the peaks around the harbour or the truly inspirational Hinewai Reserve which offers 20 kilometres of well mapped tracks from summit to sea level, including stands of old growth trees and huge areas of young regenerating bush.

And for something simple - what can beat a stroll on the beach? Every outer Bay offers you a different beach to explore - all unique all intimate, and so often - just you, the scenery and the sea.

Before you start, visit the Akaroa Adventure Centre and choose from the comprehensive range of brochures and maps to enhance your walk experience or go to the page on our web site HERE.   Click on the Akaroa insert for Akaroa walks.

Exploring on Foot:
By sea or land, guided or on your own there is plenty to explore within the township and areas around Akaroa.
Walking is an ever popular activity with visitors and no wonder, with charming vistas and stunning views to reward every footstep. Whether you are looking for a gentle stroll around the town or something more energetic there is a beautiful walk to suit every need.

The "Village Walk" series offers gentle routes through the Akaroa reserves, visiting places of historic interest such as the French Cemetery and the Britomart Monument where the British raised the Union Jack just before the French arrived. Families with children will enjoy the Garden of Tane, exploring a myriad of tracks to discover special trees, the old fashioned play ground and the atmospheric cemeteries.

For the more ambitious walkers the "Country Walk" series offers routes ranging from two hours to all day, Walk the Woodills track and stop half way at quirky Tree Crop Farm for refreshments, or branch up to the Heritage Park. For a real leg stretcher climb 800m to the top of Stony Bay Peak behind Akaroa, and appreciate views stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the Southern Alps.

To see conservation in action, visit one of the numerous Department of Conservation reserves on the peaks around the harbour or the truly inspirational Hinewai Reserve which offers 20 kilometres of well mapped tracks from summit to sea level, including stands of old growth trees and huge areas of young regenerating bush.

And for something simple - what can beat a stroll on the beach? Every outer Bay offers you a different beach to explore - all unique all intimate, and so often - just you, the scenery and the sea.