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Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City and Giants House Tour

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    What to Expect
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    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.

    Pass By: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch-Akaroa Road, Christchurch 75810 New Zealand

    Travel from Akaroa to Christchurch via the Akaroa Highway, with great views of the Banks Peninsula, Lake Forsyth & Lake Ellesmere.

    Stop At: Christchurch Cathedral, Cathedral Square, Christchurch New Zealand

    After a some time at the Botanic Gardens, your driver will take you for a sightseeing tour of the central city and highlight the Earthquake damage of 2011. After which, stop for a 45 minute lunch break (own expense) in the city.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Pass By: Sign of the Takahe, 200 Hackthorne Rd, Cashmere, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand

    After departing the city, head to the Sign of the Takahe in the Port Hills for some magnificent views of Christchurch and the Canterbury Plains. On a clear day, you'll be able to see the incredible Southern Alps and the Kaikoura Mountain Ranges.

    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

    Stop At: The Giants House, 70 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa 7520 New Zealand

    Make your way back to Akaroa Township and make a stop at the Giant’s House, with its beautiful gardens and mosaic sculptures, where a guided tour has been arranged for your enjoyment. Finally, your coach can take you back to the wharf or alternatively you can continue exploring on foot.

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    87 Beach Rd, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
    Departure Time
    10:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Driver/guide
    • Guided tour of the Giants House
    • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
    • Entry/Admission - The Giants House
    • 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 travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    July 22, 2019|
    Response from streakedblonde |
    The tenders are the smaller boats that take you from your cruise ship into the port. Tenders are used when the larger cruise ships can't actually dock in the port.
    June 12, 2019|
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    Response from twilli59 |
    Large cruise ships do not dock. You will have to tender from your ship and most tours will pick you op from the dock.
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