The Journey | Akaroa – New Zealand

Akaroa Chines

The Journey

The journey to Akaroa is a delightful trip through changing landscapes with many natural and cultural features. Visitors to Akaroa travel by car or coach and making the trip on a bicycle is increasing popular.

The Journey will take about one and a half hours directly by car - but if you're able to stop off along the way you could discover some unexpected highlights of your trip. The road nestles against the Banks Peninsula hills as it leads to Te Waihora - the expansive 20,000 hectare lagoon of Lake Ellesmere, rich with eel, flounder and waterfowl of all types.

You will pass through the village of Little River, a worthwhile stop to check out the cafes, art and craft galleries. On reaching the hilltop take time to enjoy the stunning panoramic view of Akaroa harbour, here you can choose the SH75 or the Tourist Drive route. - don't forget your camera.

If you have any queries about the road feel free to contact the Akaroa Visitor Centre on 03 304 8600.

The journey to Akaroa is a delightful trip through changing landscapes with many natural and cultural features. Visitors to Akaroa travel by car or coach and making the trip on a bicycle is increasing popular.

The Journey will take about one and a half hours directly by car - but if you're able to stop off along the way you could discover some unexpected highlights of your trip. The road nestles against the Banks Peninsula hills as it leads to Te Waihora - the expansive 20,000 hectare lagoon of Lake Ellesmere, rich with eel, flounder and waterfowl of all types.

You will pass through the village of Little River, a worthwhile stop to check out the cafes, art and craft galleries. On reaching the hilltop take time to enjoy the stunning panoramic view of Akaroa harbour, here you can choose the SH75 or the Tourist Drive route. - don't forget your camera.

If you have any queries about the road feel free to contact the Akaroa Visitor Centre on 03 304 8600.