Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and the International Antarctic Centre
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Akaroa Village Inn, 81 Beach Rd, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
First you will be collected at the park at the end of Akaroa Wharf (opposite the Akaroa Village Inn) at 10.30am and driven through the village of Akaroa and the Banks Peninsula with stunning views of rolling hills, lakes and coastlines before arriving in Christchurch.
Stop At: Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Rolleston Ave, Christchurch New Zealand
After boarding our coaches from the Akaroa Port, we'll take you through to the Christchurch Botanic Gardens & Christchurch Museum via the scenic Banks Peninsula. Explore on your own for 30 minutes.
Duration: 30 minutes
Pass By: Cathedral Square, Christchurch New Zealand
Depart the Botanical Gardens for a brief Christchurch City tour highlighting city landmarks and the rebuild of city centre after the 2011 Earthquake.
Stop At: 38 Orchard Road International Antarctic Centre, Christchurch 8053 New Zealand
Following a brief sightseeing tour showing city landmarks of the earthquake-damaged city centre, arrive at the International Antarctic Centre. Enjoy a snow and ice experience with Antarctic Storm, blue penguin encounter, 4D movie and an exhilarating Hagglund ride.
Duration: 2 hours
Pass By: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch-Akaroa Road, Christchurch 75810 New Zealand
Travel back to Akaroa via the Banks Peninsula to board your cruise ship.
- Port pickup and drop-off
- Hagglund ride
- Local guide
- Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
- Entry/Admission - International Antarctic Centre
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Infants must sit on laps
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
- Please note that activity times and schedules can be slightly amended depending on your cruise ships timetable.
- Most travelers can participate
This was an excellent tour of the area between Akaroa and Christ Church as well as the city. Our guide was a wealth of knowledge about the area, including the history. The International Antarctic Centre was a highlight.
The Arctic Centre was Great! Loved it! The city tour was also good. The Tour would have been 5 stars if the 1st stop at the botanic gardens was longer. 20min was only enough time to go to the toilet. and Not enough time to look around the great museum that was there. The 2nd stop was lunch in the city, but because it was only 45min, you only had time eat. Otherwise it was a great tour.
The tour was nice, but too much about the city and not enough time at the Antarctic experience, or the park. Comfortable bus.
Scotty was a fantastic tour guide, full of knowledge and insights into his local town and a fantastic sense of humour to boot. Totally loved Akaroa, just a shame we didnt have the time to enjoy the spot a bit longer.
Long day of touring but worth seeing the area. A small problem with the tour guide. He had a very heavy accent so was a little hard to understand and there was a problem with his microphone. The best part of the tour was the visit to the International Antarctic exhibit. No lunch was included with the tour, but had time to have lunch and/or snack at the cafe at the International Antarctic exhibit. All-in-all a good tour. Bus was new and very comfortable.