When it’s time to escape the city, it’s hard to beat the allure and charm of New Zealand’s historic French township Akaroa. Located an easy 1.5 hr drive east of Christchurch, Akaroa is a must-do while in Christchurch – perfect for day trips or a holiday destination for a long weekend away.
With great options for public transport including daily buses running from Christchurch to Akaroa, you don’t even need to self-drive to be able to enjoy and explore all that Akaroa has to offer.
From irresistible alpacas to an award winning cheese factory (mais bien sur!) and walks along the picturesque waterfront, Akaroa is a beautiful destination that offers plenty of wildlife encounters, fantastic food and wine as well as outdoor fun amidst stunning beaches and bays in the heart of an ancient volcano.