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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 french town cheese factory tourist route hectors dolphins french influence hector dolphins tai tapu diamond harbour beautiful area beautiful scenery
Bring your camera and comfortable shoes. Walk on the beautiful beach. See smashing waterfalls. Eat great food. What more could one ask from another one of the beautiful places in wonderful New Zealand!
We explored 2 parts of the Banks Peninsula - around Akaroa and the Littleton/Sumner area.
Formed from 2 volcanoes this peninsula has an interesting topography - lots of rugged mountains, sweeping bay beaches, and inlets that run for miles.
We found it easy to drive...More
So many hidden gems: bays, parks, reserves, beaches, artisans, craftspeople. One could spend an entire fortnight exploring Banks Peninsula. Best done with a 4wd as the roads to the Akaroa Heads, Port Levy Saddle, Bossu Rd, and some of the minor bays are absolutely stunning....More
The Banks Peninsula is one of the lesser know highlights of the South Island. The scenery is stunning with high volcanic hills surrounding the harbour. Akaroa is a delight with some interesting old buildings. Harbour boat trips are available and you will almost certainly see...More
Take the chance to visit Akoroa, it is beautiful. For us it was the perfect way to end our visit to New Zealand. There is so much to see and do. Yet, it, like so many seaside towns, works at its own pace, and is...More
My Dad grew up on a farm in Pigeon Bay Banks Peninsula so I have a connection to the area. I have travelled to many places around the world but consider this area up with the best. The views, the Atmosphere, the people and the...More
Response from bowdens2017 | Reviewed this property |
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..
Response from 981sallyb | Reviewed this property |
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.