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  •  BY CAR

Akaroa is 75 kilometres from Christchurch City in the South Island of New Zealand. From Christchurch, follow State Highway 75 to Akaroa. The journey to Akaroa is a delightful trip through changing landscapes with many natural and cultural features.  On arrival, you will notice Akaroa Village has a certain French flair with French street names, restaurants and colourful characters reflecting the early French settlement.  


We look forward to seeing you at our shop, which is located at 65 Beach Road (waterfront), Akaroa.


Note: You can park for free at the Gaiety Hall, Rue Jolie, Akaroa for up to 8 hours. It is a 2-minute walk from our ticketing office. Please allow plenty of time to find a carpark in case the Gaiety Hall is full and you need to find street parking instead.



  • BY BUS

You can take the Akaroa Shuttle from Christchurch >> Akaroa: Daily 8.30am. Akaroa >> Christchurch: Daily 3.45pm. www.akaroashuttle.co.nz




Akaroa is a tender port for cruise ships anchored in the harbour. Tenders bring passengers to the main wharf. The small town can be easily walked and explored over a few hours. 



  • BY AIR

A helicopter flight from Christchurch to Akaroa takes just 15 minutes. Quick and convenient, leaving you more time to explore Akaroa and the attractions. Enjoy the views over Banks Peninsula and Christchurch City. You can book through Garden City Helicopters at www.helicopters.net.nz


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