Akaroa (Long Harbour) was the site of the country’s first French settlement and descendants of the original French pioneers still reside here. It’s a charming town that strives to recreate the feel of a French provincial village, down to the names of its streets and houses.

Take a scenic cruise exploring the beautiful, sheltered harbours. You’ll experience a rich variety of marine life including the unique and playful Hector’s Dolphin and the rare Little Blue Penguin.

SOCIAL
  • img
  • img
  • img

Other destinations you may be interested in

Marlborough Sounds
Marlborough Sounds

With 1500km of New¬†Zealand’s coastline, Marlborough Sounds is a collection of ancient sunk...

Read more
Fiordland National Park
Fiordland Region

New Zealand is known for its stunning Fiords. The most famous of which are Milford Sound ...

Read more
Rotorua
Rotorua - Bay of Plenty

Rotorua is surrounded by steaming lakes, bubbling hot pools and bursting geysers, host to some of...

Read more

Curious about travel?

Inspiring travel itineraries and expert advice delivered to your inbox.

START PLANNING
img