We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
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 hector dolphins cheese factory hilltop tavern french town hectors dolphins tourist route tai tapu diamond harbour beautiful area beautiful scenery cruise ship
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
They are all right--the drive down to Akaroa from Christchurch is spectacular. First through farms and orchards and then over the mountains with great valleys finishing with a drop into the beautiful bays along the peninsula. Akaroa is a charming town with shops, water sports...More
Hadn't been to Christchurch for years so the sight of the eartquake damage was devasting - a drive around the peninsular though brought back memories of how beautiful this country is; a wonderful drive with hills, valleys, windy roads and a wonderful harbour town like...More
Banks Peninsular is amazing and offers a fabulous selection of little inlets/bays; beaches; wildlife and nature walks.
We spent a day exploring and were not sorry, despite it being cold and grey.
Fantastic for cyclists - with energy as it is hilly; excellent photography and...More
My family had a wonderful 3D2N stay and driving around the many places on the lovely Peninsula, from the beautiful Akaroa to the Shamarra Alpaca farm, Penguin Bay, Diamond Bay, Governor's Bay and Lyttelton.
Nothing can describe it better except being there yourselves.
We started our driving tour of the Banks peninsula leaving Christchurch, headed to Lyttelton and then just followed the road around all the beautiful bays. We drove at a leisurely pace and stopped along the way to take photos or eat lunch. Our destination for...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.