Akaroa

New Zealand

Cruises to Akaroa

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.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Akaroa Harbour
    Ship will ANCHOR OFF SHORE at this port and guests will be tendered ashore.
  • 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.

Akaroa TOP EXCURSIONS

A Variety of Choices

We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.

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Akaroa Highlights

Here’s your opportunity to explore one of New Zealand’s most treasured destinations - Akaroa, the first town to be settl...

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Swim with the Dolphins

There is only one place on the planet where you can swim with hector’s dolphins and that is the sheltered Akaroa Harbor....

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Akaroa Harbor Nature Cruise

One of New Zealand's most gorgeous harbors, Akaroa provides a scenic backdrop for this excursion around its pristine sho...

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Christchurch Punting & Wine

Admire the natural beauty of Christchurch by gliding down the Avon River in a Punt boat, followed by a tour of the city'...

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Featured Akaroa CRUISE ITINERARIES

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Imagine docking in beautiful Wellington Harbour.

14-Day Australia & New Zealand from Sydney

Say g’day to an amazing journey in Australia & New Zealand. | Itinerary features an overnight in breathtaking Auckland.
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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Sydney (Australia);
Dunedin (Port Chalmers) (New Zealand); Akaroa (New Zealand); Marlborough (Picton) (New Zealand); Wellington (New Zealand); Napier (New Zealand); Tauranga (New Zealand); Auckland (New Zealand);
DISEMBARK Sydney (Australia);
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Soak up the serenity of tranquil Mt. Maunganui.

16-Day Australia & New Zealand from Sydney

Cross Australia and New Zealand off your bucket list. | 2 overnights and 7 stops in New Zealand.
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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Sydney (Australia);
Eden (Australia); Burnie (Tasmania) (Australia); Melbourne (Australia); Dunedin (Port Chalmers) (New Zealand); Akaroa (New Zealand); Wellington (New Zealand); Napier (New Zealand); Tauranga (New Zealand); Auckland (New Zealand);
DISEMBARK Sydney (Australia);
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Hike or bike New Zealand’s verdant Te Mata Peak.

12-Day Australia & New Zealand from Sydney

Get to know New Zealand with 9 consecutive port stops.
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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Sydney (Australia);
Auckland (New Zealand); Tauranga (New Zealand); Napier (New Zealand); Wellington (New Zealand); Akaroa (New Zealand); Dunedin (Port Chalmers) (New Zealand);
DISEMBARK Sydney (Australia);
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