Akaro New Zealand information

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#2
Sydney Australia
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We did the Akaroa Harbour and dolphin cruise with this group. https://www.akaroadolphins.co.nz/ Very enjoyable and with bonus dolphin spotting dogs!
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#3
Somerset - UK
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Joined Oct 2006
Originally posted by Aussie One
Celebrity Solstice tenders here all information welcome walks shops tours ?? thank you Aussie
One of our favourate stops on our Solstice NZ cruise.

A link below for my blog ramblings for the day where you will see we used a company called ES Tours. Organised via our CC Roll Call and we managed to fill 3 vans. i can thoroughly recomend Dermot and his team, they really looked after us on the day.


Celebrity Solstice Postcard #10 – Akaroa, New Zealand

We still had plenty of time after for a stroll round the shops.
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#5
Kansas City, MO
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Joined Jan 2005
We went on a swim with the dolphins tour through Black Cat (https://blackcat.co.nz/akaroa-harbou...d-20edbcb0008f) You catch the boat right on the tender dock. We were there in February and the water was cold and waves high but we had a great time.

Our tour did not start until 11:30 so we had time both before and after the tour to explore the town and have lunch and drinks on the patio of a restaurant overlooking the harbor. We had coffee at Bully Hayes and a great curry lunch on the patio of LaThai (http://www.lathairestaurant.com/).

There were many tour operators advertising right on the tender dock, so if you do not want to plan in advance, I'm sure you can find something fun to do the day you arrive.

We enjoyed shopping at The Artisans Gallery: http://www.stephenrobertson.co.nz/ou...allery-akaroa/

If you are interested in jewelry, Fire and Ice is worth a look: https://www.fireandice.co.nz/ The merchandise is well organized by type of stone/pearl.
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#6
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Originally posted by Aussie One
Celebrity Solstice tenders here all information welcome walks shops tours ?? thank you Aussie
Heaps to do in Akaroa. It is a small walkable town, with good maps available from the tourist office, and good shopping. If you feel like a steep walk up a hill, head to The Giant's House - a local artist creates sculptures covered with mosaics. You can get a feel for it and Akaroa from my travel blog here.
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Sydney Australia
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Be very careful of the Fire and Ice store. Their stuff is beautiful and I did a lot of damage to my credit card!
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