Art & Culture

Find art, music and magic through the inspired work of artists and creatives that call Akaroa and The Bay’s home.

Okains Bay Maori & Colonial Museum

Visit the Museum at the heart of historic Okains Bay, just over the hill from Akaroa.

 Enjoy the relaxed environment and open spaces as you learn about life on Banks Peninsula in former times. Significant taonga Māori and early Pākehā items are among the exciting range of treasures on display in the museum’s diverse complex of heritage buildings. 

 

Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm.

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Akaroa Community Arts Council

Akaroa Community Arts Council

The Akaroa Community Arts Council is a dynamic group of Peninsula volunteers who promote and encourage creativity in the communities of Akaroa and the Bays.

We aim to enable and provide subsidised opportunities for participation in arts activities across a wide range of disciplines. We do this through workshops, classes, creative events and local art exhibitions.

Please contact us if you would like to be included on our mailing list of upcoming events or join our membership.

For More details go to our website 

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Historic Buildings Database

Historic Buildings Database

The Akaroa Civic Trust has developed a database of all the historic buildings and sites in the Akaroa historic area. If you would like to find the location of the cottage that used to be in your family way back or find the name of the person that build your family bach, the database is a great place to start. The database is fully searchable from the Akaroa Civic Trust website.

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Akaroa Library/Te Kete Wānanga o Te Ao Marama

The Akaroa Library offers free membership for ratepayers and residents. Visitors welcome. Free wifi, email and internet access. Hours  10.00 - 4.30  Weekdays,  10.00 - 1.00 Saturdays. Akaroa Library is a joint use school and community library and is part of the Christchurch City Libraries network. Visitors in the library are welcome to browse the Christchurch City Libraries online databases. Printing/photocopying/scanning/laminating and book sales are also available. Web page HERE.

Services include:

    Toilets off library foyer – wheelchair access
    Wheelchair access to library
    Parking across the road

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Akaroa Craft Market

Akaroa Craft Market is on the grounds of the Presbyterian Trinity Church (1886). It is held on weekends and on cruise ship days over the summer months.

Akaroa Craft Market Contact:

Jose Thomson
Phone: 03 3291000
Cell Phone: 027 4302308
bandjthomson@netspeed.net.nz

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Church Services in Akaroa

Church Services in Akaroa

Akaroa has Catholic, Anglican and Presbyterian Churches.

ALL SERVICES AT 9.30 am

St Peter’s Anglican, Rue Balguerie

Trinity Church, corner Rue Lavaud and Rue Brittan

https://www.akaroachurches.co.nz/services/

Every Sunday

Mass at St Patrick’s Catholic Church

29 Rue Lavaud

https://www.akaroacatholicparish.co.nz/mass-times/



We would love you to join us!

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