Akaroa Day Tour Cruise and Lunch
Visit the idyllic peninsula of Akaroa, New Zealand's former French colony, and discover its unique history
Visit idyllic Akaroa
Optional Swimming with Dolphins Tour available
Akaroa Day Tour & Cruise
Visit the beautiful unspoiled old French whaling depot of Akaroa. Travel to Akaroa via Lake Ellesmere, Lake Forsyth and Little River, stopping at the Hilltop Tavern to experience panoramic views of Akaroa Harbour. Then visit the cheese factory at Barry’s Bay and sample some fine New Zealand cheese, followed by lunch in the naturally picturesque setting of Akaroa Village at the popular Bully Hayes Restaurant.
In the afternoon, enjoy a two-hour cruise on the Canterbury Cat exploring the delights of Akaroa Harbour and sighting dolphins, penguins and seals.
Swimming with Dolphins Tour
The Akaroa tour as described above, but with swimming with dolphins instead of the harbour cruise.