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Akaroa

Country:
New Zealand
State:
New Zealand (General)
City:
Akaroa
Type of Location:
Multiple
About Location

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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By Car

Akaroa is accessed by SH75 coming from Christchurch, which winds over the hills of the peninsula with breathtaking views. You can also take a shuttle  from Christchurch.

Key places to visit
rare Hector's dolphin, Pohatu Marine Reserve, Frank Arthur Worsley

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Places to Visit

Akaroa's harbour is home to an array of wildlife, most notably the rare Hector's dolphin. Cruises and dolphin swimming are popular attractions.

A popular drive is to Pohatu Marine Reserve, centered on nearby Flea Bay. The marine reserve is set aside to protect the natural marine environment. The drive takes about forty minutes, sometimes on steep and exposed shingle roads. The drive has excellent views back over Akaroa Harbour.

Frank Arthur Worsley DSO and Bar, OBE, RD (22 February 1872, in Akaroa – 1 February 1943) was a New Zealand sailor and explorer.

Right Time to Visit

January - March
September - December

Temperature

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