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Akaroa Activities

A lot of the activities are focused around the beautiful harbour, but there are plenty of land activities too. There are cruises, sail boats, fishing trips, cooking classes, swimming with dolphins, a world famous mosaic & sculpture garden, plus gardens to visit, a penguin & nature tour, an alpaca farm tour, a sheep farm tour, a mail run, golf course and an excellent range of walking tracks. Plus much more!

For a direct link to the web site Things to Do page click HERE.

If you go to the Tours & Transport page HERE this gives you all the tailor made tours for your cruise visit to Akaroa.

The Giants House:
The Giants House is a world famous mosaic sculpture garden & art gallery, 10 minutes walk from the centre of Akaroa. For more information on it go HERE. Special opening hours only on cruise ship days up until 24th December: open from 12.30pm to 4pm.

Other activities in Akaroa: 

Akaroa Craft Market:
The Akaroa Craft market will be happening on every cruise ship day. This is at Trinity Church Grounds 15 minutes walk from the main wharf (or take the free loop shuttle to other end of town). There is also another market situated next to the supermarket car park. 

Akaroa Farmers Market:
The Akaroa Farmers Market is open October to April every Saturday morning from 9.30 to 1pm.  In the Madeira car park on the main road in Akaroa. Banks Peninsula has an abundance of produce and a great micro-climate and lots of passionate gardeners. For sale you will find locally grown fruit, veges, herbs, honey, olive oil, olives, nuts and flowers plus locally produced preserves, pickles, jams, sauces, bread, pastries, cheeses, honey, lavender products and plants and lots more.

Akaroa Golf Course:
Fantastic Scenic 18 Hole Course.
International Green Fees $60, Club Hire $25
Trundlers $5, Carts $35
Free Pick Up & Drop Off from wharf.

Light Lunch & Bar Available
Book with Hollie at Wharf or prebook with the club.
For more information about the Akaroa Golf Club go to www.akaroagolf.co.nz or phone Fran (Manager) on 03 304 5704.
Special offer for CRUISE SHIP GUESTS
The Akaroa Golf Club would like to offer the following to Cruise Ship Guests:

A $205 (GST Incl) Package for 2 Players would Include:
2 x Greenfees @ $60 = $120
2 x Hire Clubs @ $25 =  $50
1x Ride-on-Cart @$35= $35  (must be booked in advance)

This includes pick up and drop off from the wharf. Food available by prior arrangement.
(For those wishing to walk the Course trundlers @ $5 each, instead of the Ride-on-Cart, are available).

Akaroa Jet Adventures:
Brett Fea. 027 483 3577. Shop-03 304 7092.
Cruise Ship days-Trips running jet boat trips at 11.30am, 1pm, 2.15pm, 3.30pm.
1 hour long trips. $70 for adults. $35 for children.
Can take 18 persons. Operates from Beach road shop. Book at wharf cabin or Brett’s shop. 15 years and over-adults.

Akaroa Adventure Centre:
Operating from Rue Lavaud Shop. 03 304 7784. Kayak and bike hire + Stand up Paddleboard Hire.  
Costs are:

SUP Paddle Board Hire: 1 hour  -  $20 per person            half a day (4hrs)  -   $45 per person        

Kayaking: 1 hour  -  $20 per person             half a day (4hrs)  -   $45 per person        
Full day kayak hire $60 

Cycling:    1hour -   $15 per person             half a day (4hrs) -    $35 per person
Full day bike hire $65

We also rent Pedal Boats. 

                                                                          ½ HOUR               1 HOUR
PEDAL BOAT – 2 PERSON                           $20                         $30
PEDAL BOAT – 4 PERSON                           $35                         $50

Book at Akaroa Adventure Centre on Rue Lavaud. (next to the 4 Square Supermarket) or call 03 304 7784. 
AkaroaAdventureCentre@gmail.com
www.akaroaadventurecentre.com

Mini Golf:
One of the world's prettiest settings to challenge your putting skills. Set amongst native pungas, cabbage trees (the NZ palm), a relaxed activity for the relaxed!
Address: Rue Jolie, next to the Recreation Ground. Look for the sandwich board.
$9.50 for adults, $7 for school kids. $3.50 for teenie weenies. Open weekends and school holidays. 
AkaroaAdventureCentre@gmail.com 

A lot of the activities are focused around the beautiful harbour, but there are plenty of land activities too. There are cruises, sail boats, fishing trips, cooking classes, swimming with dolphins, a world famous mosaic & sculpture garden, plus gardens to visit, a penguin & nature tour, an alpaca farm tour, a sheep farm tour, a mail run, golf course and an excellent range of walking tracks. Plus much more!

For a direct link to the web site Things to Do page click HERE.

If you go to the Tours & Transport page HERE this gives you all the tailor made tours for your cruise visit to Akaroa.

The Giants House:
The Giants House is a world famous mosaic sculpture garden & art gallery, 10 minutes walk from the centre of Akaroa. For more information on it go HERE. Special opening hours only on cruise ship days up until 24th December: open from 12.30pm to 4pm.

Other activities in Akaroa: 

Akaroa Craft Market:
The Akaroa Craft market will be happening on every cruise ship day. This is at Trinity Church Grounds 15 minutes walk from the main wharf (or take the free loop shuttle to other end of town). There is also another market situated next to the supermarket car park. 

Akaroa Farmers Market:
The Akaroa Farmers Market is open October to April every Saturday morning from 9.30 to 1pm.  In the Madeira car park on the main road in Akaroa. Banks Peninsula has an abundance of produce and a great micro-climate and lots of passionate gardeners. For sale you will find locally grown fruit, veges, herbs, honey, olive oil, olives, nuts and flowers plus locally produced preserves, pickles, jams, sauces, bread, pastries, cheeses, honey, lavender products and plants and lots more.

Akaroa Golf Course:
Fantastic Scenic 18 Hole Course.
International Green Fees $60, Club Hire $25
Trundlers $5, Carts $35
Free Pick Up & Drop Off from wharf.

Light Lunch & Bar Available
Book with Hollie at Wharf or prebook with the club.
For more information about the Akaroa Golf Club go to www.akaroagolf.co.nz or phone Fran (Manager) on 03 304 5704.
Special offer for CRUISE SHIP GUESTS
The Akaroa Golf Club would like to offer the following to Cruise Ship Guests:

A $205 (GST Incl) Package for 2 Players would Include:
2 x Greenfees @ $60 = $120
2 x Hire Clubs @ $25 =  $50
1x Ride-on-Cart @$35= $35  (must be booked in advance)

This includes pick up and drop off from the wharf. Food available by prior arrangement.
(For those wishing to walk the Course trundlers @ $5 each, instead of the Ride-on-Cart, are available).

Akaroa Jet Adventures:
Brett Fea. 027 483 3577. Shop-03 304 7092.
Cruise Ship days-Trips running jet boat trips at 11.30am, 1pm, 2.15pm, 3.30pm.
1 hour long trips. $70 for adults. $35 for children.
Can take 18 persons. Operates from Beach road shop. Book at wharf cabin or Brett’s shop. 15 years and over-adults.

Akaroa Adventure Centre:
Operating from Rue Lavaud Shop. 03 304 7784. Kayak and bike hire + Stand up Paddleboard Hire.  
Costs are:

SUP Paddle Board Hire: 1 hour  -  $20 per person            half a day (4hrs)  -   $45 per person        

Kayaking: 1 hour  -  $20 per person             half a day (4hrs)  -   $45 per person        
Full day kayak hire $60 

Cycling:    1hour -   $15 per person             half a day (4hrs) -    $35 per person
Full day bike hire $65

We also rent Pedal Boats. 

                                                                          ½ HOUR               1 HOUR
PEDAL BOAT – 2 PERSON                           $20                         $30
PEDAL BOAT – 4 PERSON                           $35                         $50

Book at Akaroa Adventure Centre on Rue Lavaud. (next to the 4 Square Supermarket) or call 03 304 7784. 
AkaroaAdventureCentre@gmail.com
www.akaroaadventurecentre.com

Mini Golf:
One of the world's prettiest settings to challenge your putting skills. Set amongst native pungas, cabbage trees (the NZ palm), a relaxed activity for the relaxed!
Address: Rue Jolie, next to the Recreation Ground. Look for the sandwich board.
$9.50 for adults, $7 for school kids. $3.50 for teenie weenies. Open weekends and school holidays. 
AkaroaAdventureCentre@gmail.com