Akaroa Chines

Art & Culture

Akaroa & the Bays have a dynamic group of artists and creative people. Expression through local art exhibitions, performances, workshops and creative events. Boutique art and craft shops and galleries show off superb local works. Specialist shops offer a tempting variety of goods and those who enjoy walking will find charming lanes, colonial architecture and stunning views along the way. 


  • Come and have your Palm read in Akaroa! Experienced reader of over twenty years based specifically in Akaroa. Palm Reading is the ancient science of reading personality and individual traits through the shape, and lines on the hand. The future cannot be told as the lines especially are just a ‘reflection’ of the way we think, the patterns of neurons in the brain, or rivers of thought. This fascinating science can help to understand the way we individually react to the world around us, point out our strengths, and encourage us to work on our weak points. 

    LocationPigeon Bay & Akaroa


    Phone0274 984 529

  • We are a community group that promote and encourage art in the community. We run Community arts Initiatives in Akaroa and are instrumental in offering a variety of opportunities for the encouragement of creativity within the community. Projects include ArtSpot, Workshops, Easter Eggstravaganza, Art Xpress, Poetry Day and other art related activities in our community.




  • 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.

    Location39 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa


    Phone03 3291000 or 027 4302308

  • 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.