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Akaroa - Hidden Gem

A tiny coastal town with a volcano to cycle on and the world’s friendliest dolphins. What more could you ask from a hidden gem than this!

Less than 90 minutes’ drive from Christchurch, you’ll find Akaroa, a picturesque coastal town with a population under 1,000 people. Despite its small size, it really does have a lot to offer and many unique experiences for visitors to discover!

Things to do in Akaroa

Like we said earlier, there are some great things to do in Akaroa. Many of these are focussed on the water being a harbour settlement, but there are also plenty of land-based activities if you’d prefer to stay dry.

Here are some of our favourite options for you to consider.

Akaroa Events

As well as the number of great things to see and do in Akaroa, there are also a number of fantastic annual events that take place right throughout the year. If your travel dates happen to coincide with these, it’s a great opportunity to get involved in some community fun!

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