Guide12 hours Akaroa

Located just an hour and a half’s drive from Christchurch, Akaroa is the ideal spot for a day trip or an overnight stay. Sit back, relax and let our 12 hour guide help you find the best things to see, eat and do in this beautiful part of the country.




Lava Gallery

61 Beach Road

Get settled back onto land with a wander through Akaroa’s Lava Gallery. Specialising in local art, jewellery, gifts and unique homewares, Lava is s treasure trove of eye-catching goodies. As is the case with many of the other Akaroa spots in this guide, you may be hard pushed to depart Lava with nothing in hand.

The entrance to Lava Gallery.

HarBar Beach Cafe and Bar

83 Rue Jolie

Stop for a drink and soak in the beach front views from HarBar. This relaxed spot overlooks the Akaroa harbour and is a favourite with locals who flock here for an easy bite to eat (the fish tacos are a must) and a couple of drinks whilst watching the beautiful blue water. Friendly service and a relaxed vibe make HarBar the perfect spot to take five with a glass of something cold.

A beer on a table in a bar.


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