It’s not hard to see why sports people, young and old- love Akaroa. It has an abundance of sports and recreation events. The area is a mecca for cricket, golf, kayaking, biking and sailing. There’s a range of sports and recreation clubs to keep you fit and active in the community!
The Banks Peninsula Branch of the Christchurch Pony Club has a Rally on the second Sunday of every month at the Pony Club / Show Grounds in Duvauchelle. Children from ages 4 – 18 are taught how to care for their ponies, gain and improve riding skills, have fun with their ponies and make new friends with similar interests. Adult riding members are also welcome as are volunteer instructors.
LocationChristchurch Akaroa Road, Duvauchelle
Phone03 304 7744
The Gaiety, Akaroa is situated in Rue Jolie, Akaroa. It contains a main hall and meeting room and full kitchen facilities. Car parking for 40, with 3 accessible parks is provided on the adjacent section. The hall is available for hire from CCC. The prices vary depending on what the occasion is. Casual bookings can be made in person at the Akaroa Service Desk, 40D Rue Lavard or through the CCC Booking Line on 03 941 8999 or 0800 800 169.
Location105 Rue Jolie
Phone03 941 8999
The Garden at French Farm sits on the banks of the lovely Te Waimangu Stream in the French Farm Valley on Banks Peninsula. It contains dramatic herbaceous borders forming a natural colourful amphitheatre above the stream featuring tulips, irises, daylilies and dahlias depending on the season. The intention of the planting is to tie the ornamental garden into the wider landscape with its magnificent backdrop of native bush and surrounding hills. Open most days and when the sign is out. Welcome to come and visit.
Location104 French Farm Valley Road, Near Akaroa
Phone03 3045678 / 021 305216
Akaroa and Banks Peninsula has many great walking tracks that you can enjoy for free. These vary from short hikes to all day tramps over the picturesque hills. Go to 'more information' to find the walking track page which gives you both the Banks Peninsula and the Akaroa maps with the walks. Most of the walks have pdf brochures that you can download or purchase from the Akaroa Visitor Centre, or they have links to the Department of Conservation web site and brochures.
Tuesday 6pm Group Fitness Circuit Classes
Wednesday 6.30am Group Fitness Circuit Classes
Wednesdays for the oldies. Class time is 10.30am – 11.25am.
Thursdays 6pm Group Fitness Barbell Power Workout.
Designed for all levels of fitness. Lots of fun!
$5 per class. Trinity Church Hall beside Heartlands Centre.
For more information contact Tracey 021 1355 271.
Location39 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa
Phone021 1355 271
Akaroa Bowling Club. 42-46 Rue Jolie, is situated opposite the Recreation Ground in Rue Brittain. Because of the synthetic surface the green is of fairly even temperament and ordinary walking shoes are ok for playing. No sharp heels please. A $5 green fee per person is sufficient to allow for full game. Bowls are available for those who have none with them and are in crates inside the second door from the entrance. Mats, jacks and score boards in there too. Corporate or social groups catered for by arrangement.
Location42-46 Rue Jolie, Akaroa
Phone03 304 7209
Akaroa Bridge Club has 60 members who play mixed grade on Monday nights 7.30pm at the Presbyterian Church Hall, corner of Rue Lavaud & Rue Brittan. Table fee is $4 per person. Play usually finishes about 10.30pm and is followed by a cup of tea. Visitors are welcome. Partners may be found for those who need one. Please contact the partner finder on the website. See the website for more info.
Location39 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa
Phone03 304 7879
The Akaroa Croquet Club is located in the sports area adjacent to the tennis courts, and on the seaward side of the car park behind the Grand Hotel. The club comprises of two full size croquet lawns, has its own club rooms and welcomes visitors from other croquet clubs either within New Zealand or from overseas. For visitors we offer playing equipment and have a green fee charge of $8.00 for a full days play. Contact Evelyn Oliver (Secretary) on 304 5040 if you would like to play.
Location48 Rue Jolie, Akaroa
A popular course with panoramic views. This delightful 18 hole golf course occupies 28 hectares of undulating country at the head of picturesque Akaroa harbour. We hire out equipment at a reasonable rate. Please phone us for all your enquiries. We also hire out the Golf Club for weddings and functions.
LocationPawsons Valley Road, Duvauchelle
Phone03 304 5704
'Put your roots down in Akaroa, plant a tree!.' The Akaroa Heritage Park is accessible from Long Bay Road or on foot via Woodill's Track. Since it was established in 1992, over 1000 native trees have been planted by individual tree enthusiasts. For more information about Heritage Park contact Virginia Wigram on 03 304 8556 or Jeremy Buchanan on 03 304 8445.
LocationLong Bay Road, Akaroa
PhoneVirginia 03 304 8556 or Jeremy Buchanan on 03 304 8445
We are a small but busy and innovative club catering for cruising and racing yachts as well as launches and power boats. We have a functional and user friendly clubhouse complete with large deck areas and a long jetty for club members to utilize especially during the busy racing season from October through until early June. We also hire out the club house for venue hire, weddings & conferences.
LocationBeach Road, Akaroa
Phone03 304 7532 or the Club Secretary 03 304 7651
Large marquee for hire within Banks Peninsula. Akaroa and Bays Lions Club have a very new framed marquee available for hire for all occasions. Particulary suitable for weddings and private functions. All proceeds from the hire will go to support our local charitable causes.
LocationAkaroa & Banks Peninsula
Phone03 304 8711
Okuti Hall is available for you to hire. Suitable for... birthdays, family gatherings, celebrations, picnics, club meetings, classes, workshops, fund raisers and more. The Okuti Hall is the home of the Okuti Valley Recreation and Sports Club (inc.) New members are welcome.
Phone03 325 1913