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“little river”(104 reviews)
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“okains bay”(54 reviews)
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
+64 3-304 7641
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Reviewed 15 November 2011

We drove from Christchurch to Akaroa. The drive is very beautiful and we stopped off several times to take photos. Akaroa was a lovely place to buy some gifts, drink lovely coffee and have some lunch. It's very French so there are pastries galore. We...More

Date of experience: October 2011
2  Thank carter1972
Reviewed 15 November 2011

Take a drive around the peninsula and check out the great variety of craft shops in Aroka

Date of experience: November 2011
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Reviewed 11 November 2011

Absolutely beautiful area. Spent there 3 days on our last trip and loved it!

Date of experience: October 2011
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Reviewed 23 October 2011

Take the day trip by road to Akaroa. It is one of the most beautiful peninsular location one could wish to find. Yes, the drive can be tricky but a treasure awaits you. Shopping, Fishing, The Lighthouse, and the Dolphins in the Bay. I tour...More

Date of experience: October 2011
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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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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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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