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Only a short 75km drive from Christchurch separates you from your next adventure.

Along the way you’ll enjoy a picturesque journey as you navigate your way through idyllic township of Little River – the gateway to Banks Peninsula. Home to artists, writers and farmers who’s produce can be found in the infamous Little River Café and Gallery, this small township thrives on character and charm endearing itself to all visors no matter how long their visit lasts.

Upon reaching the hilltop, take a moment to experience the stunning panoramic view of Akaroa harbour and surrounding peninsula. From here, the options are yours to arrive at your final destination. Head directly to Akaroa via SH75 or take the scenic ‘Tourist Drive’ along the crater of the extinct volcano for unparalleled views down into the harbour. Along the way, discover a number of the region’s vineyards or visit Barry’s Bay Cheese – the delicious cheese producers who source fresh Banks Peninsula milk from local grass-fed cows.

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Cruise Ship Schedule

The 2023-2024 full cruise schedule can be found here.

AKAROA 2023-2024

Sat 30 Dec 23 | Coral Geographer
Sat 13 Jan 24 | Azamara Journey
Wed 24 Jan 24 | Coral Geographer
Sun 28 Jan 24 | Silver Muse
Sat 03 Feb 24 | Silver Whisper
Fri 16 Feb 24 | Silver Shadow
Sat 17 Feb 24 | Le Laperouse
Sat 17 Feb 24 | Norwegian Spirit
Fri 23 Feb 24 | Le Laperouse

Mon 26 Feb 24 | Noordam

Sat 09 Mar 24 | Volendam

We expect changes to the 2023-24 schedule over the next few months as cruise lines amend bookings.