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Hi all... does anyone have any recommendations on things to do in this port? It looks beautiful but having a hard time finding things. I'd LOVE to do something active... SUP'ing or bike tour. Anyone have any experience with this port? Also, where exactly do we go into on the tenders?

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Hi all... does anyone have any recommendations on things to do in this port? It looks beautiful but having a hard time finding things. I'd LOVE to do something active... SUP'ing or bike tour. Anyone have any experience with this port? Also, where exactly do we go into on the tenders?

 

The tenders will take you right in to town and you can cover the whole town easily on foot. Akaroa has a French influence in many of the restaurants and shops and is a really picturesque little place to wander around. There will be many tourist operators waiting on the tender wharf and offering a wide variety of active and non active experiences. The harbour trips to see the miniature dolphins and penguins are very popular and will be also offered as a ship's tour. The other alternative is a full day tour by bus to the city of Christchurch.

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The harbour on a nice day is beautiful from a kayak. I suspect you’d not get quite the same experience on a cruise ship day - but I went out with these guys a few years ago (http://akaroakayaks.com/) ended up being myself, my mate, our guide and not another human in sight. Brilliant day.

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My blog review for Akaroa (Dec 2018) - reviewing two excursions, one in the morning (Coast Up Close Wildlife Adventures) and one in the afternoon (Akaroa Walking Tours):
https://baskeytravels.com/akaroa/

 

Few photos below 🙂

 

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Edited by hvbaskey

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2 hours ago, ROCruiser said:

Don't miss the meat pies at Akaroa Butchery when in Akaroa!

Or the best fish and chips!

 

Leigh

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On 7/11/2018 at 2:52 PM, hylasgirl said:

 I'd LOVE to do something active... 

Swim with the dolphins!  There are many other places that you can do the dolphin experience thing, but those poor dolphins are caged in a pen.  I feel sorry for them and I wouldn't support that type of activity.  But the dolphin swim tours in Akoroa are with wild and free Hector dolphins.  They just like to play with the swimmers.

 

 

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9 hours ago, IWantToLiveOverTheSea said:

Just wanted to say you're a great blogger - so fun to read your blog posts!

 

Thank you. It’s a labour of love that brings me joy and pleasure sharing 😜

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Do the jet boat.if you like hiking trails

also a wonderful little  house with a wine  garden.you can buy wine to bring back toship

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Late to add to this, but IF you're interested in fun and fanciful mosaic works of art, the gardens of the Giant's House look fabulous to me!  

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1 hour ago, roothy123 said:

Late to add to this, but IF you're interested in fun and fanciful mosaic works of art, the gardens of the Giant's House look fabulous to me!  

They are fabulous, and the view from the top.of the garden are wonderful too.

Edited by OzKiwiJJ

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