This tour is specifically designed for cruise ship passengers with a desire for a short local tour, allowing free time to enjoy optional activities in Akaroa, shopping, wine and food.
On your arrival into Akaroa, please report to the Akaroa French Connection kiosk to receive your boarding pass. Then simply board your tour coach and prepare for a journey of a lifetime. Sit back, relax, and experience the magical wonders of Akaroa.
Your coach captain will provide an informative commentary of the local history of Akaroa as you depart and travel through Takamatua, Robinson’s Bay, Davauchelles and Barry’s Bay. Travel up the hill to the Hill Top Tavern and cast your eyes over the picturesque views of Akaroa.
Travel the renowned Summit Road around to Pigeon Bay Road with photo stops en-route as required (at least two).
• 11.30am depart Akaroa Wharf
• 1st stop – Barry’s Bay Cheese Factory – Approximately 20 minutes - enjoy a selection of traditional hand crafted cheeses from this award winning privately owned business.
• 2nd stop – Hill Top Tavern – Approximately 20-30 minutes – an opportunity to purchase refreshments and snap photos of the panoramic views.
• 1:30pm – Arrival at Akaroa Wharf – free time to enjoy local refreshments and activities before boarding your cruise ship.