Akaroa Eco-Safari Full-Day Tour from Christchurch

The best of Banks Peninsula! Enjoy a harbour cruise with Hector dolphins, a nature safari with wild penguins and experience the serenity of tame, friendly Alpacas. Finish off the day with a wine tasting at the very special French Peak vineyard.

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9 to 10 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Lunch
    • Soda/Pop
    • WiFi on board
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • wine-tasting and afternoon platter
    • Harbour cruise seeking the rare Hector’s dolphin
    • Interactive tour of a high-country alpaca farm
    • Nature safari by local conservationists looking after a wild penguin colony near Akaroa
    • Entry/Admission - Shamarra Alpacas
    • Entry/Admission - French Peak Wines
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Banks Peninsula, 575 Summit Road, Christchurch 8081 New Zealand

    Your journey to Akaroa takes in the breath-taking scenery of the rugged Banks Peninsula coastline and farmlands.

    Stop At: Akaroa, Akaroa, Canterbury Region, South Island

    Enjoy wandering around the French township of Akaroa (amount of time depends on the options you select).

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Pōhatu / Flea Bay, Canterbury 7581, New Zealand

    Discover the penguin colony in their natural habitat at remote Pohatu (the largest Australasian Little Penguin colony on mainland New Zealand). You will receive an expert guided tour of the White-Flippered penguin colony by a local family of conservationists.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Akaroa Harbour 7520, New Zealand

    Dolphins & harbour nature cruise - Let the award-winning special crew - including dolphin spotting dogs! - take you on a journey of discovery aboard their stylish vessel as you come alongside rare Hector’s dolphins, New Zealand fur seals, seabirds, and other wildlife set amongst spectacular sea caves and volcanic formations. This is an intimate luxury cruise travelling around Akaroa Harbour and out to the Pacific Ocean. During the cruise enjoy a complimentary drink of award-winning wine, beer or non-alcoholic option and home baking.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Shamarra Alpacas, 328 Wainui Main Road, Akaroa 7582, New Zealand

    Alpaca farm tour - Wander through herds of grazing alpacas, marvelling at their exquisite fleece. Enjoy feeding the beautiful and mysterious alpacas whilst enjoying breath-taking views of Akaroa Harbour. Experience an interactive presentation by the people at Shamarra as you take the opportunity to handle and walk among these incredible animals. Afterwards, browse the Alpaca shop where an exclusive collection of luxurious dye free alpaca knitwear is available.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: French Peak Wines, 79 French Farm Valley Rd, Akaroa 7520 New Zealand

    To complete your day, enjoy an end-of-day wine tasting (or non-alcoholic beverage) and afternoon platter at the special French Peak vineyard.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Maossie will pick up from any centrally located Christchurch hotel / motel. Kindly be ready to board the Maossie Tours bus arriving outside the hotel foyer approximately 5 minutes before pickup time. After hotel pick-ups, the distinctive Maossie Tours bus (black Mercedes) will be parked and waiting alongside Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Ave Central Christchurch, near the corner of Worcester Blvd. until the scheduled departure time
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Maossie Tours Limited

Activity ID: V-76064P5

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