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

A unique shore excursion from Akaroa which combines a tour of the Banks Peninsula and Christchurch with a guided tour of the famous Giant's House. While your ship is berthed at port, travel from Akaroa to Christchurch via the Akaroa Highway affording some beautiful views of the Banks Peninsula. After a brief stop at the Botanical Gardens, set off on a guided tour of the city centre which highlights the earthquake damage of 2011 with its rebuild efforts and surviving landmarks. Here you'll make a stop with time to explore on foot. Afterwards, head up to the Sign of the Takahe on the Port Hills with some incredible views of Christchurch, the Canterbury Plains and the Southern Alps, before heading back to Akaroa where a guided tour of the famous Giants House, with its stunning sculptures and gardens, have been arranged for your enjoyment.

Duration 6 hours
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What's included :
  • 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
What's excluded :
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Akaroa Village Inn, 81 Beach Road, 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, 575 Summit Road, Christchurch 8081 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 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: 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 Road, 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: 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

Departure Point :
Akaroa Harbour, Canterbury, New Zealand
Departure Time :
10:30 AM
Return Detail :
Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
  • 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
  • Follow the safety guidelines as issued by the New Zealand Government and maintain good hygene and social distancing measures. Do not travel if you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms. If the city in which you are departing from is in alert level two, then please wear a facemask for all transport.
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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Activity ID: V-2950P90

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