Christchurch Sightseeing With Farm Day Tour From Akaroa. Travel from Akaroa through picturesque Banks Penninsula to Christchurch and head north to visit a working sheep farm set in a tranquil location. On this 9.5-hour Akaroa day excursion from Christchurch, see volcanic landscapes and spectacular scenery on New Zealand’s South Island.
With your guide, see top attractions such as Governor’s Bay, Gebbies Pass, Lake Ellesmere, and Lake Forsyth. Climb to the top of the Banks Peninsula for stunning views of Akaroa Harbour and the volcano crater. Then wander through Akaroa, sampling local cheeses and admiring colonial architecture.
Cruise into the port on a catamaran to see the varied marine and avian life, including the uncommon Hector’s dolphins. Upgrade to a delightful lunch in Akaroa Village as part of your trip.
- Travel through picturesque Banks Peninsula to Christchurch.
- Visit a working sheep farm set in a tranquil location.
- Enjoy the experience of watching sheep dogs work.
- Shearing demonstration
You will be gathered from Akaroa and travel to Christchurch via the picturesque Banks Peninsula then head north to visit a working sheep farm set in a quiet location.
Enjoy watching sheep dogs work, rounding the flock up and penning them to touch, study, and capture. For you a shearing demonstration was arranged and afternoon tea is given.
After an early morning pickup from your Christchurch accommodation by air-conditioned coach, travel to Akaroa to begin your trip. On Akaroa Harbour, the tour includes a Tourism Award Winning & Supreme Tourism Award Winning sail. Visit Akaroa’s stunning, unspoiled ancient French whaling depot. On Banks Peninsula, a lovely tiny village tucked in an inner harbour cove of Akaroa Harbour.
The township is home to a number of historic structures, as well as craft and gift businesses and a plethora of picturesque photo opportunities. Lunch is served at the renowned Bully Hayes in Akaroa Village’s naturally lovely location. (Lunch is an additional charge.) In the afternoon, take a Canterbury Cat cruise around Akaroa Harbour.
A visit to the Barry’s Bay Cheese factory will be made on your way back to Christchurch, where you will be able to sample some delicious New Zealand cheese.
Lake Ellesmere, Lake Forsyth, and Little River are all on the way to Akaroa.
Barrys Bay Cheese
Visit the Barry’s Bay Cheese Factory, the peninsula’s only remaining cheese factory from a bygone period, for a cheese tasting of locally manufactured cheeses. After that, stroll around the picturesque 150-year-old French harbor side village of Akaroa, which features a museum of settlers’ history, art and craft shops and studios, as well as al fresco cafes and wine bars. Return to your coach in the late afternoon for the drive back to your Christchurch accommodation, where your tour will end.
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