New Zealand

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Akaroa, New Zealand

Tiny penguins rule the roost in this historic settlement nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano. With a balmy, year-round climate, these famous foot-tall residents are certainly not snowbirds. The spectacular surroundings offer a wealth of outdoor activities, both in the sheltered harbour and on dry land. Cafes open onto streets and exquisite local boutiques and galleries offer superb local works. Be sure to sample the fine fudge and traditional cheeses.


  • Port Name & Location
    Akaroa Harbour
    Ship will ANCHOR OFF SHORE at this port.
  • Time Zone
    New Zealand Standard Time NZST
    UTC/GMT +12 hours
  • Language
    English is one of three official languages.
  • Currency & Shopping
    New Zealand Dollar (NZD) ATMs are widely available. Duty-free shopping is available.
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