What's on?

An event for every occasion and activities for every season. Akaroa and Banks Peninsula has an exciting calendar of events all year round.

Want to host your own event? Find out how Akaroa District Promotions can help organise and promote it here.

Ethels Cinema Weekly Timetable

4 May 2022 through to 31 Dec 2022

Ethels Cinema Weekly Timetable

4 May 2022 through to 31 Dec 2022

Ethels Cinema Sessions 18 08 22 Cinema Flyer A4 1

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Akaroa Museum Exhibition - The view from Paris - Charles Meryon’s Pacific Etchings.

4 May 2022 through to 31 Oct 2022

Akaroa Museum Exhibition - The view from Paris - Charles Meryon’s Pacific Etchings.

4 May 2022 through to 31 Oct 2022

Here at the Museum we’ve got a new exhibition up from Easter – The view from Paris - Charles Meryon’s Pacific Etchings.

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Spend the night at Pohatu!

1 Jun 2022 through to 31 Aug 2022

Spend the night at Pohatu!

1 Jun 2022 through to 31 Aug 2022

Spend the night at Pohatu and get 20% off per person.


We've got it all covered on our 24/ 48-hour Pohatu farmstay escape and Accommodation rental.

Isolation, Nature, Adventure, Loads of cuteness, Quirky accommodations, Safe swimming beach, Stargazing and Flexibility to allow you and your partner or family to disconnect and enjoy some real time together.

Simply enter "Relax22" when booking online and you will receive 20%.

Valid for bookings to stay between the 1st of June and the 31st of August.

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Eastern Bays Scenic Mail Run Special!

17 Jun 2022 through to 1 Sep 2022

Eastern Bays Scenic Mail Run Special!

17 Jun 2022 through to 1 Sep 2022

WINTER GROUP SPECIAL; for 4 to 8 adults 20%  when booking direct with Jeff & Suzi; easternbaysscenicmailrun@gmail.com

www.akaroamailrun.com

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Akaroa Top 10 Winter Promotion Say 3, Pay 2

1 Jul 2022 through to 31 Aug 2022

Akaroa Top 10 Winter Promotion Say 3, Pay 2

1 Jul 2022 through to 31 Aug 2022

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Inside Out Garden Tour

19 Jul 2022 through to 20 Nov 2022

Inside Out Garden Tour

19 Jul 2022 through to 20 Nov 2022

Inside Out Garden Tour 2022

The wait is over!  Akaroa’s extremely popular Inside Out Akaroa House & Garden Tour is on this November and it is bigger and better than ever with a fabulous range of houses and gardens, some never open to the public before. This is your chance to have a sneak- peek around some of the most beautiful gardens in the South Island, all with their unique character and situated in stunning locations. Held every two years, this is a not to be missed event, for anyone interested in beautiful homes and gorgeous gardens.  The Inside Out Akaroa House & Garden Tour takes place over 2 days on the weekend of Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November 2022- with 13 amazing gardens to discover, at your own pace, on a flexible self-drive program.  Why not plan to stay over in one of Akaroa’s cosy Bed and Breakfast, motels or other unique accommodation on offer and take the time to enjoy the restaurants, local produce, and café culture in this beautiful historic seaside village.  

Gardens open from 10am – 5pm all weekend, and tickets are $45 and go on sale in September. 

Keep an eye out for more information to come in August! 

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Live Music at The Grand Hotel in AUGUST!

1 Aug 2022 through to 31 Aug 2022

Live Music at The Grand Hotel in AUGUST!

1 Aug 2022 through to 31 Aug 2022

August Live Music

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Accommodation and Penguin Tour with Akaroa Waterfront Motels & Pohatu Penguins!

1 Aug 2022 through to 31 Oct 2022

Accommodation and Penguin Tour with Akaroa Waterfront Motels & Pohatu Penguins!

1 Aug 2022 through to 31 Oct 2022

Accommodation and Penguin Tour

Package includes 1 night accommodation in a family unit and an evening penguins tour with Pohatu.

Package from $435 for 2 adults and 2 children.

Family unit options: 2 bedroom unit, Waterfront Family and Waterfront 3 bedroom, subject to availability. Room only.

The 3h penguin tour includes:

  • 4WD transportation from Akaroa by 4WD minibus to and from Pohatu bay on some of Banks peninsula back country road,
  • Welcome by rare sheep breeds that can be hand fed,
  • A conservation walk and talk within the penguin habitat,
  • Monitoring of penguin nesting homes to check on the colony,
  • With camouflage gear and through binoculars and scope, watch penguin(s) in the middle of the bay, preening, resting and socialising,
  • A likelihood of some birds coming ashore just under the hides as it get darker

The Evening penguin tour departure changes due to lengthening or shortening days so please check on the day our current departure time.

Possibility to add extra night or a third child in the booking.

Valid for stay between the 1st of August and 31st of October 2022, subject to availability, booking must be done at least 1 day prior arrival.

For more information and bookings, call us on 03 304 7484 or email us at info@akaroawaterfront.co.nz

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Kura Raranga with Ngaio Tuari – Weaving School

27 Aug 2022 through to 25 Sep 2022

Kura Raranga with Ngaio Tuari – Weaving School

27 Aug 2022 through to 25 Sep 2022

27 August and 3,11, 17, 24 & 25 September 2022

from 10am to 4pm each day

$299 for the course, $60 per casual class.

Click here for more information.

We’re very excited about this! Our wonderful tutor Ngaio Tuari, our kaiwhatu, weaver, guides us through the traditional and spiritual methods of gathering the harakeke, preparing it for weaving, dyeing and working into kete and other useful or just plain beautiful Maori objects. Who needs plastic bags when you can take a kete shopping! Any skill level welcome, we love this course.

This year we’re also going to learn some basics of how raranga is used to make the traditional kakahu (cloaks) – specifically paki or rain capes.

The final two days of the course will be spent as guests of Onuku Marae. Don’t miss this very special opportunity!

Akaroa Community Arts Council brings you yet more art!

Please visit our website www.akaroaarts.co.nz for full information, including all cost options and registration forms.

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