THE BIG EXPLORE - AKAROA & BANKS PENINSULA
Full Day Tour
Available All Year Round
Leaving Christchurch we embark on a fabulous journey incorporating some stunning views on our way to Akaroa.
After an easy walk around the inlet and bays of the harbour, we drive around the rim of the Lyttelton volcano. We brew up a coffee with gorgeous views of Banks Peninsula. Continuing on, we drive through local sheep farms and appreciate the local bush that's off the beaten track.
Explore Akaroa, Little River, and more beautiful spots on the Banks Peninsula.
I would love you to come and explore this beautiful region with me.
Visit Akaroa, or the baby seal pups and walk one of the beaches to locate where they play, live, and sun themselves on the rocks.
My tours will take you to the “wild side” of the Western Bays of Banks Peninsula where the terrain and views are spectacular. We walk around Akaroa Harbour, inlets, and bays.
Come and explore this very interesting Peninsula, there are great views of the Southern Alps, Clear skies that enhance the blue waters of the two Volcanoes that have created harbours in both Lyttleton and Akaroa, making stunning photography
Alternatively, we can drive to Little River, Akaroa, or Orton Bradley Reserve for a Devonshire Tea (additional cost) at the Farmhouse Tea Rooms. Walk in Orton Bradley Park - This is a private farm with historic farming implements and a peaceful forest on the Peninsula. walk the tracks through protected as well as regenerating native bush.
Are you Interested in our Māori History? Okains Bay is the place I will take you. Take in some stunning scenery and be amazed by the stories and artifacts in the best Maori museum in New Zealand see how NZ came to be one of the most beautiful places in the South Pacific.
Thank goodness we couldn't get a hire car on the day, otherwise we wouldn't have found this wonderful lady Vicky Eastwood. There is no substitute for discovering an area of beauty without someone with amazing local knowledge of places you would not normally find.
Sharon & Mel (UK), March 2017