Akaroa and Banks Peninsula Local Private Day Tour (Eastern Bays, Little River etc.) for AKAROA cruise ship pax...geocaching

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Tour Number

Activity Level

416560


Categories

Food and Wine, Nature and Wildlife, Shore Excursion

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Tour is suitable for children.

Friendly: No.
The vehicle is not set up for handicapped visitors and has small steps up to the door.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Japanese (basic), English (fluent)

Day Tour from Akaroa with Private Guide.... a quiet day of scenic rambling through this delightful area....up to 10 pax !


Akaroa means "Long Harbour" in Maori and it is situated in the harbour of an inactive volcano, part of Banks Peninsula on the east coast of the South Island. . . . . not far away we explore some of the scenic Eastern bays of Banks Peninsula that take us back in time, finding out about the Maori, French and European history of this unique area. The ancient volcano here has created smaller bays indenting the eastern coast creating an area of great natural beauty and a timelessness that take us back to the colonial times and before. Our route follows part of the Mail Run plus other bays of interest. Visit the last cheese factory on Banks Peninsula (sample some cheese) and have the option of tasting some local wine. . . . . . and find out about the people and animals that live here.

Itinerary

The eastern bays include Okains Bay and Little Akaloa Bay (lovely small church) . . . the best of the local Mail Run. . . . . plus many smaller bays which have been farmed for many years since the colonial days with many of the original buildings surviving still. . . . . there are calm, sheltered beaches and you will have the opportunity to go for a stroll. Along the crater rim runs the Summit Road at 500m. or 1500 ft providing spectacular views to the north and south and providing access to the bays. See the oldest general store in New Zealand still operating, hear about the colonists, Maori history, sheep, cattle and possums.
Sample cheese at Barry's Bay Cheese Factory (the last on Bank's Peninsula). We suggest lunch at Little River Cafe where you can browse in the adjacent Art Gallery and Crafts Shop. Birdling's Flat is an ocean beach of multi-coloured gemstones. You have the option of wine-tasting at the end of the day (with Alan, the owner of Akaroa Winery or Renan at French Peaks Winery).

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port

Duration: 6 hours 30 min.

Transportation

Our vehicle is a modern tour vehicle with microphone for the guide commentary. We have air-conditioning, reclining seats and maximum capacity is 11 passengers.

What’s Included

Other: The services of your guide and transport in our LTNZ Licenced vehicle are included. Our vehicle is a modern 2013 Toyota Hiace Minibus with 11 passenger seats and a microphone for commentary. We have air-conditioning and the seatbacks can be adjusted.

*The seat configuration is 2+1 passengers along the back two rows with 2 passengers per row in the front 2 rows. There is one seat next to the driver (great for those who love photography).IE from the rear 1+2,1+2, 2, 2 and 1 passenger seat(front). Single seats are 42 cm wide (approx. 14 inches) and double seats are 89 cm wide (approx. 30 inches for 2 pax)

*We are licenced to operate under both a SPSL (small pax service licence) and a LPSL (large pax service licence...over 11 pax) if needed.

*Our insurance is with Lowe, Schollum and Jones (including standard industry $10,000,000 liability insurance) and my vehicle is FULLY compliant to be operated on tours as required by NZ law (Certificate of Fitness AND Certificate of Loading).

Estimated Local Cash Needed

40 NZD - $10 NZD entry to Okain's Bay Colonial and Maori Museum (option)
$20 NZD lunch at Little River Cafe
$10 NZD Wine-tasting (option)
Farm Tour (Paua Bay $75 NZD pp or $250 NZD Private Tour, Manderley Farm Tour $60 pp) (option)

What’s Extra

Other: Morning tea/coffee at Little River Cafe
Options : wine-tasting at Akaroa Winery or French Peaks ...$10 tastings .....pinot noir, pinot gris, chardonay and reisling are grown/produced locally
Farm tour ......Paua Bay Farm Tour ( 1 hour 45 min) $75 pp (or $250 2 pax private tour)....afternoon tea is included...or Manderley Farm Tour $60 pp
Shamarra Alpaca Farm (1 hour tour) ...$50 NZD pp

A Recent Review of this tour

Dermot was an absolutely fantastic guide! His knowledge about Akaroa and the surrounding area was a terrific enhancement to what is already a beautiful area and he was incredibly flexible in accommodating what can be a quite unwieldy group of 8. It is obvious that Dermot is passionate about his hometown area and it shone through in a way that made our time with him one of the most memorable of our trip. He was also great with the camera, helping us to preserve those cherished memories. Thank you again!
Simon Galapo

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    416560


    Categories

    Food and Wine, Nature and Wildlife, Shore Excursion

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. Tour is suitable for children.

    Friendly: No.
    The vehicle is not set up for handicapped visitors and has small steps up to the door.

    Maximum travelers: 10

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Japanese (basic), English (fluent)

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