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Follow the safety guidelines as issued by the New Zealand Government and maintain good hygene and social distancing measures. Do not travel if you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms. If the city in which you are departing from is in alert level two, then please wear a facemask for all transport.
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Updated 20-09-24
Overview
Enjoy a local 3 hour guided sightseeing shore excursion of Akaroa exploring the beautiful township, harbour, and this portion of the Banks Peninsula. 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. Afterwards, head back into Akaroa for a guided tour of the famous Giants House, with its beautiful gardens and mosaic sculptures. This tour is perfect for those looking for a short tour of the local sights and attractions!
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 10.50am for a 11.00am departure.
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    Akaroa Harbour
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Hilltop Tavern
    Stop: 20 minutes
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    Barrys Bay Cheese
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 4
    The Giants House
    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 10.50am for a 11.00am departure.
    See address & details
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Important Information
Departure Point
Akaroa Dolphins, 65 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Driver/guide
  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
  • Entry/Admission - The Giants House
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Camper715744 wrote a review Apr. 2020
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We walked to the meeting spot once off the ship and boarded a small van. The van held about 15 people. We drove up to a spot that overlooked the harbour and the scenery was beautiful. It was a chilly windy day so I was glad I had brought my jacket. Our guide gave good
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Canterburyleisure, Manager at Akaroa Shore Excursion: Akaroa Harbour and Giants House Local Tour
Responded Aug. 23, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. I am pleased to learn that you had such a great local tour of Akaroa and banks Peninsula and enjoyed the Giants House so much. I do hope you have the opportunity to visit this unique region again.
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Lyn W wrote a review Mar. 2020
Lithgow, Australia36 contributions2 helpful votes
We were met ashore in Akaroa with a friendly welcome and to our surprise we were upgraded and we got to go to Christchurch as well. We toured the Banks Peninsula absolutely amazing views. In Christchurch we were able to see how much has happened to rebuild the city after the
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Canterburyleisure, Manager at Akaroa Shore Excursion: Akaroa Harbour and Giants House Local Tour
Responded Aug. 23, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. I am pleased to learn that you had such a great day and enjoyed the tour and Giant's House so much. I do hope you have the opportunity to visit this unique region again.
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BKGTrips wrote a review Feb. 2020
Wailea, Hawaii196 contributions98 helpful votes
We booked this tour online since we were coming into Akaroa on a cruise. I just wanted a mini tour of the area and then was planning on walking around the town. What I got was two hours in a van touring the countryside and about an hour at the Giants house. The stop for
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Canterburyleisure, Manager at Akaroa Shore Excursion: Akaroa Harbour and Giants House Local Tour
Responded Feb. 21, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. The local tour you booked was a two hour sightseeing tour followed by a tour of the Giants House. The description provided of the tour at the time of booking was exactly the shore excursion provided, so we are unsure why you were not expecting the excursion that was provided.
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Huey L wrote a review Feb. 2020
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The Artist Josie done an incredible job decorating both the inside and her outside garden with plants, animal bonsai, beautiful tiles overlay designs on cemented objects. WOW what a sight to behold. My only concern would be walking over the beautiful tiles on a wet rainy day.
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Response from Canterburyleisure, Digital Marketing Manager at Akaroa Shore Excursion: Akaroa Harbour and Giants House Local Tour
Responded Feb. 25, 2020
Thanks for the 5 star review of your Akaroa Harbour and Giants House Local Tour. I'm really happy you enjoyed yourself on this shore excursion - particularly at the Giant's House. Josie has done such an incredible job creating this wonderfully artistic house and gardens and it's great to see so many people appreciating some of our local talent. With regards to your comments about the tiles, we have never had an accident while we have worked with them and I'm not aware of any major incident, but I'll pass on your comments. Thanks again and I hope you get to visit Akaroa again soon!
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Robyn C wrote a review Feb. 2020
Melbourne, Australia32 contributions7 helpful votes
entertaining and informative I would happily book with this company again. Professional form start to finish
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Canterburyleisure, Digital Marketing Manager at Akaroa Shore Excursion: Akaroa Harbour and Giants House Local Tour
Responded Feb. 12, 2020
Thank you very much for the kind words and 5 star rating! I hope you get to return to Akaroa again soon and join us for another shore excursion!
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