Location of Akaroa Waterfront Motels

Our facilities:

*Enjoy a game on our Giant Chess
*Outdoor pool table
*Relax on the bean bags or long chairs
*Free barbecue
*Sports equipment
*Hire a kayak or dinghy (extra charge)
*Listen to the birds (tuis, geese, shag, ducks, wood pigeons, heron...)
*Fossic for shells on the water's edge
*Look for fish in the stream
*Huge selection of DVD's and books

Local Activities and Things to do in Akaroa

Stroll through this authentic French village and take in the colonial architecture and history of the area. You will be tempted by the variety of art & craft shops, boutiques, art galleries and a wide range of restaurants boasting some of the finest dinings in Canterbury. Take time out at one of the trendy harbour cafés and enjoy a glass of wine, a beer or coffee as you watch the world go by in this timeless paradise.

Take a harbour cruise on the beautiful Akaroa Harbour and view a variety of stunning wildlife including seals, penguins, bird life and the endangered Hector's dolphins. They are the world's smallest and rarest dolphins and a harbour cruise gives you the opportunity to swim with them, or enjoy a day's fishing from a charter boat, hire kayaks and explore the harbour or find a secluded beach and soak up the sun.

Banks Peninsula offers a huge range of sheltered beaches and bays, walking tracks, beautiful gardens and wineries ideal for a days exploring.

The Giants House - Unique Mozaic Garden created by the artist Josie Martin
Akaroa Cooking School - Take a cooking class
Banks Peninsula Walks - There are a variety of walks in and near Akaroa
Banks Track - There is also the well known 2 or 3 days Banks Peninsula Track
French Peak wine - Make sure you are doing some tasting in a beautiful environment, right at the vineyard

Water activities, harbour cruise or swimming with dolphins
Akaroa Dolphins
Black Cat
Coast up close
ECO Seaker
Akaroa Fox II

Wildlife activities
Pohatu Penguins
Shamarra Alpacas
Akaroa Farm Tours

The scenic mail run around the Eastern bays is a great way to discover the peninsula too.

View the making of cheese at the Barry's Bay Cheese Factory, and taste our local cheeses.
Barry Bay cheese
French Peak Vineyard

Upcoming events in Akaroa:

* Cooking Class at Akaroa Cooking School, all year round
* Events at the Gaiety, check weekends all year round
* MOther's day 11th of May 2019
* Lumiere d Akaroa 17th-18th of May 2019
* Akaroa French Festival 11th to 13th of October 2019
* Banks Peninsula walking festival November 2019