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Banks Peninsula

Christchurch-Akaroa Road, Christchurch 7581, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7641
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Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and the...
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“little river”(101 reviews)
“day trip”(85 reviews)
“okains bay”(54 reviews)
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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
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Christchurch-Akaroa Road, Christchurch 7581, New Zealand
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+64 3-304 7641
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just a short trip from Christchurch this area gives a great introduction to the magnificent scenery which typifies the South Island. Well worth a day trip and taking the time to stop and take it all in If you have more time keep driving on...More

Thank David A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my husband drove here from Christchurch, we didn’t have much time but so pleased we drove to here. Away from the city you are greeted with magnificent views. We took summit road which is a scenic route and it meant we got to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent most of a day here - travelling to and from Christchurch. We followed a narrow, winding good gravel road on the Okuti Scenic Way from abut Little River to Wainui. This is not the main way in. Fabulous scenery - although for much...More

Thank MJM64
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're driving between Christchurch and Akaroa, you'll pass by here and it's certainly worth a quick stop. Take care if you do, there's a sharp bend near where you turn off. The view is good, but not spectacular. Plenty of similar ones in New...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was raining, lots of places were closed but we had a great time. Great road for a drive, either along the coast or over the hills. Akaroa is lovely. The landscape is just awesome.

Thank spiderfernandez
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautiful space is welcoming and engaging. A boat tour is highly recommended - dolphins, penguins and other marine life abound.

Thank bluesonwhyte
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the visit! Even with bad weather (which was the case for me) Visit Akaroa and it's little museum which was very interesting.

Thank Marie v
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely scenic drive en route to Akaroa harbor!! The roads are long and windy up the mountains with lots of sheep and cows!! So worth it .

Thank Ariella A
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

I visited the Banks Peninsula to view the wildlife, but was floored by the beauty of this quiet area. Close to Christchurch, but yet a whole different world. The drive along the peninsula is a feast for the eyes, especially the tourist drive in the...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

This was a short day trip from Christchurch. Such a remarkably scenic view on the way to Akaroa. A must see! The roads are narrow but the drive is fantastic.

Thank Richa K
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traveller2148
2 August 2017|
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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
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Ahnusiyah M
9 January 2017|
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Response from peter_minchin | Reviewed this property |
Check with google map for exact tme, but this is an easy days drive. One I have often done.
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Speies
6 January 2017|
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Response from Sally B | 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
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