Once in Akaroa there is a wealth of things you can do during your stay. If like us you have the spirit of adventure there are plenty of activities available.

Nature Cruise & Dolphin Swimming

Join Black Cat Cruises on one of our award winning trips. We can take you on a Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise or experience the opportunity to Swim with Dolphins. We proudly operate the only dolphin swimming experience with the Hector’s dolphins. Akaroa is the perfect destination for a once in a lifetime dolphin encounter.


Akaroa is also home to a vineyard located near Barry’s Bay as well as a French Farm winery. The French Farm winery has an idyllic setting situated within the alley where the French navy established farms and orchards back in the 1840’s.


You will also find horse trekking, sea kayaking, jet ski-ing, paragliding and four wheel farm bike riding


The are a wealth of stunning walks in and around the Banks Peninsula area.


There are also plenty of opportunities to enjoy swimming. Akaroa has its own beach and the surrounding Okains and Le Bons bay beaches are often deserted and less than a 30 minute drive through the picturesque rolling hills and country side.


If you need a place to rest your head there are plenty of accommodation options in Akaroa. From boutique hotels, harbour side motels, friendly backpackers and homely bed and breakfasts you’ll be sure to find somewhere. Akaroa also has an excellent holiday park. If you want to a truly rural kiwi experience there is the option of farm stay properties within 20 minutes’ drive and many of these are designated historic homes.


Akaroa also hosts a range of annual events that include French Fest, Le Race, Harbour Swim and Triathlon, the Duvauchelle Agricultural Show and Waitangi Day celebrations at Okains Bay. See www.akaroa.com for more details.


To check the weather in Akaroa you can visit the metservice website