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.

Wildside Discovery Tour Family Pass

30 Sep 2021 through to 28 Feb 2022

Wildside Discovery Tour Family Pass

30 Sep 2021 through to 28 Feb 2022

$196 Family pass (2ad & up to 2ch)  Save an extra $84 from our normal family price.

*Offer valid until February 2022

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Come with us on a 4WD safari to the spectacular, award-winning Wild Side Conservation area! Learn about the area’s rich history, native flora and fauna and Pohatu’s unique penguin conservation program. Our Nature Safaris offer stunning views of Akaroa Harbour, the outer coast, farm land and forested hillsides. Be greeted by the farm’s, friendly pet sheep and see White-Flippered penguins as we monitor nesting sites. If you’re lucky, you may even get the chance to see some of our rehabilitation efforts such as supplemental feedings and swim therapy.

Ideal for people on a day trip in Akaroa! Gives you the chance to learn more about Pohatu Penguins while still having time to explore our historic town. Everything mentioned above is included in the 2-Hour tour.

Tour Includes

  • Scenic drive by 4WD mini vans from Akaroa
  • Photos stops along the way with commentary about the area
  • Fully guided by experienced staff
  • Scenic Nature Safari
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Akaroa Farmers Market

2 Oct 2021 through to 30 Apr 2022

Akaroa Farmers Market

2 Oct 2021 through to 30 Apr 2022

Visit the Akaroa Farmers Market every Saturday from 9.30am to 1pm from October to April. Banks Peninsula has an abundance of produce and passionate gardeners. Our stallholders offer locally grown fruit, veges, herbs, honey, olive oil, olives, nuts and flowers plus locally produced preserves, pickles, jams, sauces, bread, pastries, lavender products, plants, and more.

For more Information on the Akaroa Farmers Market talk to one of the stall holders or contact Neil Barnett.

The Akaroa Farmers Market have a new Facebook page to let folk know what’s happening, what’s in season, who's selling what and any specials stall holders are offering. 

Facebook

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Tūrangawaewae A Place to Stand Akaroa History and Nature Tour

18 Oct 2021 through to 28 Feb 2022

Tūrangawaewae A Place to Stand Akaroa History and Nature Tour

18 Oct 2021 through to 28 Feb 2022

Best Summer Ever! Through to end Feb 2022

Reconnect to Akaroa in a completely new way with this new deal!

https://theseventhgeneration.org/akaroa-history-maori-culture-nature-tours/

3 hours | Adult: NZ$120, Child: NZ$100
COVID SAFE Under Alert Level 2
10% OFF PROMOCODE: SUMMER

Discover the scenic beauty, history, nature and culture of Akaroa in one complete comprehensive tour. Visit some of the most important historic sites such as Takapuneke, the site of the Brig Elizabeth Te Rauparaha massacre, Onuku Marae where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed and Britomart Monument, the place of the British declaration of sovereignty. Experience fascinating natural sites like the Heritage Park that provides stunning views over Akaroa, the Wildside Project, a community-driven collaboration for predator control and the protection of native species, and the internationally renowned Hinewai Reserve. Learn about Tūrangawaewae, connection to place, Kaitiakitanga, guardianship and Manaakitanga. You will see, learn and experience the stories of our past, and leave with a sense of hope and inspiration for the future.

Book Tour

 

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Ma Maison presents Diablos Caravan

20 Jan 2022 through to 20 Jan 2022

Ma Maison presents Diablos Caravan

20 Jan 2022 through to 20 Jan 2022

Diablos Caravan is an evening of virtuosic acoustic guitar performed by three of NZ's finest players on a huge 62 date nationwide summer tour. Featuring the talents of Doc Sanchez, Jimi Kara and Luke Flanders and joined by a host of guest guitarists as the tour winds its way around the country.

Its been a tough year for musicians, venues and events, so Diablos Caravan are bringing this world class show to as many regions of the country as possible this summer. A performance not to be missed! If you love acoustic guitar and supporting live music then please come join the Caravan for an unforgettable evening of original Flamenco, Blues, Latin Jazz and everything in between!

Book your tickets here.

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Jennine Bailey Trio Live at The Grand Hotel

22 Jan 2022 through to 22 Jan 2022

Jennine Bailey Trio Live at The Grand Hotel

22 Jan 2022 through to 22 Jan 2022

We welcome the accomplished Jennine Bailey who puts her own soulful and unique stamp on every song she sings, and refuses to be defined or limited by one genre.
Her debut album ‘You Go To My Head’ was voted one of three winners in The International Jazz Competition voted by over 30,000 people world-wide.
She will be accompanied by Pete Fleming and Dan Robertson for this afternoon of musical bliss.
FREE ENTRY
Saturday 22nd January
Beer Garden
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The Gaiety Trust and Arts on Tour Presents: Mundi Trio

16 Feb 2022 through to 16 Feb 2022

The Gaiety Trust and Arts on Tour Presents: Mundi Trio

16 Feb 2022 through to 16 Feb 2022

World-music - filled with global colours, grooves and influences.

 

Prepare to be transported!

Mundi Trio comprises Brazilian percussionist Ricardo Stuani, guitarist Chris Dabinett and flautist, vocalist, and composer Tamara Smith.

 

Mundi's music exudes joy and passion - taking you on a journey filled with global colours, grooves and influences.

 

$25 Ticket, from the Akaroa Museum.

 

Cash Bar Available

Doors Open at 6.30pm, Show starts at 7.30pm.

 

And NOW a new Gaiety Trust Loyalty Card.

Buy six tickets and get the seventh one free.

At the Museum now

 

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Mundi have performed at numerous festivals.

Tamara Smith grew up in rural North Canterbury and trained in classical flute before training in jazz at the Christchurch Jazz School.

 

Chris Dabinett graduated from Wellington Massey University in Jazz Studies and has had numerous years of guitar playing experience.

 

Ricardo Stuani is a percussionist. He has a Bachelor in Percussion and a Masters in Music from the University of Sao Paulo. After graduating, he moved to Europe where he studied

jazz performance at the Rotterdam Conservatorium in Holland.

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Generation Homes La Grande Swim

26 Feb 2022

Generation Homes La Grande Swim

26 Feb 2022

Generation Homes La Grande Swim – 26 February 2022

Bonjour Akaroa! We’re back again in this picturesque seaside village, with an incredible line-up of swims to choose from, starting in the morning this time around to maximise the tranquil conditions in the bay.

The Generation Homes La Grande Swim is essential for your ‘Kiwi Summer Swimming Roadie’ if you’re taking on the only endurance distance in the Series, the 5km ‘Wainui to Akaroa’. Now that’s a reason to fist-pump the sky when you cross that finish line!

Why not make a weekend of it in the beautiful bay area and experience the distinctly French-influenced restaurants, boutiques and galleries.

Swims on offer:

  • Wainui to Akaroa – 5km – cross the Harbour in our longest swim of the Series
  • The Akaroa Bay – 2km
  • Beach to Rec Grounds – 750m
  • Banana Boat OceanKids 100m and 200m (7-12 years)

 

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Akaroa French Festival

29 Apr 2022 through to 1 May 2022

Akaroa French Festival

29 Apr 2022 through to 1 May 2022

Escape to picturesque Akaroa and immerse yourself in French culture, entertainment and romance as we celebrate Banks Peninsula's unique history at the biennial Akaroa French Festival. 29th April 2022 through to 1st May 2022. www.akaroafrenchfest.co.nz

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