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Banks Peninsula near Christchurch, New Zealand is a must see for its stunning views, beautiful bays and quirky campgrounds. Little River is the gateway to the peninsula. The township has a hotel/pub, 2 cafes, a petrol station, art gallery, craft...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Christchurch-Akaroa Road, Christchurch 75810, New Zealand
All reviews little river day trip okains bay summit road beautiful drive le bons bay hilltop tavern cheese factory tourist route french town hectors dolphins french influence hector dolphins tai tapu diamond harbour beautiful scenery beautiful area
My wife and I spend half a day here as we arrived a few hours early for our accommodation check in. The road out to Akaroa takes in some fantastic scenery and the village has a French influence to it. The road is average at...More
The drive and views along the road on this volcanic peninsula, especially from Hilltop overlooking the area, are stunning. We stopped at Barry's Bay cheeseshop and spent the day in Akaroa which is a charming little town, and saw the dolphins there.
Having spent a month travelling anti clockwise around the South Island from Christchuch it was a great way to finish our trip by visiting this great little area. A drive along the scenic tourist route is well recommended as well as taking a few detours...More
My husband and I decided to go check out the snow around Banks Peninsula but ended up finding some beautiful locations and great coffee shops....as well as some snow. There are multiple hiking trails that have been added to the list for the next trip....More
If you are lucky enough to visit in your own car approach Akaroa via the longer Summit road. On a good day the views down to the Akaroa harbour to the West and the various deep coves to the East are stunning. There are several...More
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Takes about 1.5hrs driving to get to Akaroa the main town on Banks Peninsula. Much to be seen on the way with the Maori museum at Okains bay well worth the visit. Good to learn some of the history of this spectacular part of... More
Takes about 1.5hrs driving to get to Akaroa the main town on Banks Peninsula. Much to be seen on the way with the Maori museum at Okains bay well worth the visit. Good to learn some of the history of this spectacular part of NZ. To me booking a nights accommodation would be the go. Plenty of options and you can do the tourist route on the way back next day..
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We had a camper van for six weeks and really enjoyed our travels. We used a site on Banks Peninsular for our last couple of nights - Akaroa Top 10 site. Not cheap but very well catered and in a great position above the... More
We had a camper van for six weeks and really enjoyed our travels. We used a site on Banks Peninsular for our last couple of nights - Akaroa Top 10 site. Not cheap but very well catered and in a great position above the town. It is a beautiful area with some good walks along the coast and up in the hills. The drive takes about 2.5 hours and the roads are quite narrow and bendy, but with fantastic views. so probably not great if it's dark for a first drive. If you are into bird watching, the area around Lake Ellesmere was full of wildlife when we were there in Nov.