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Akaroa Shore Excursion: Akaroa Harbour and Sheep Farm Local Tour

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Overview
A 2.5 hour shore excursion which combines a guided local tour of Akaroa township and harbours with a tour of a working sheep farm. After being picked up from the Akaroa Wharf, your coach will travel through township and the inner bays of the Akaroa before arriving at a local cheese factory, for tastings, and travelling along the old volcanic crater rim for some magnificent views of the harbour and peninsula. Following a great photo opportunity, your driver will take you to a nearby local sheep farm where you'll be able to enjoy sheepdog work, a sheep shearing demonstration, and afternoon tea, all before returning reuniting you with your cruise ship.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Akaroa Dolphins
    65 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
    From the Main Wharf in Akaroa, head down to the end where you will see the Akaroa I-Site and a small park on the right-hand side. Next to the Canon statue, a representative will be waiting for you. Please arrive by 1.50pm for a 2.00pm departure.
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    Akaroa Harbour
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Hilltop Tavern
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 3
    Barrys Bay Cheese
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 4
    Coombe Farm
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    Akaroa Dolphins
    65 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
    From the Main Wharf in Akaroa, head down to the end where you will see the Akaroa I-Site and a small park on the right-hand side. Next to the Canon statue, a representative will be waiting for you. Please arrive by 1.50pm for a 2.00pm departure.
    See address & details
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Departure Point
Akaroa Dolphins, 65 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Sheep Shearing Demonstration & Sheep Dog Work
  • Afternoon tea
  • Driver/local guide
  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
  • Entry/Admission - Coombe Farm
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Please note that activity times and schedules can be slightly amended depending on your cruise ships timetable.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Margaret M wrote a review Mar. 2020
Olympia, Washington3 contributions
There was no Harbor Tour in the sense of getting in a boat which was discouraging. The sheep farm tour was lovely with tea served, but I thought perhaps we would get to see the dog(s) work them more.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Canterburyleisure, Digital Marketing Manager at Akaroa Shore Excursion: Akaroa Harbour and Sheep Farm Local Tour
Responded Mar. 11, 2020
Thanks for the nice review. I'm pleased you enjoyed your Akaroa and sheep farm tour from Akaroa. With regards to your comments, the "habour" portion of the tour refers to a coach tour of Akaroa Habour, which includes the inner bays, summit road, and stops at both the Hilltop Tavern and Barry's Bay Cheese Factory. Your itinerary should have cleared up any confusions.
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